Canadians Cry Foul Over Travel Fee In US-Colombia FTA

Law360, Los Angeles (July 8, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Canadian exporters warned Friday that a proposed customs fee on Canadian and Mexican travelers in a draft U.S.-Colombia trade agreement could damage relations between the U.S. and Canada, a day after U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees approved the draft.

Members of Congress lauded Thursday’s approval of draft free trade agreements between the U.S. and Colombia, South Korea and Panama, but criticism of millions of dollars in travel fees imposed on continental trading partners could raise concerns at the White House, which must send final...
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