Colombia FTA Moving Closer To Congress: US Official

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A U.S. trade official revealed Monday that a proposed U.S.-Columbia free trade agreement could be ready for congressional review within weeks, now that the countries have reached a pact to address U.S. concerns about labor issues in the country.

While confirming that a free trade agreement with Colombia could be ready “in a matter of weeks,” Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro cautioned that the exact timeline for its submission to Congress is dependent on talks with Congress on other trade priorities, including securing assistance for...
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