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Ambassador Kirk Meets With Colombian Trade Minister Luis Guillermo Plata

10/13/2009 - 5:58pm

Ambassador Kirk met today with Colombian Trade Minister Luis Guillermo Plata to discuss matters relating to the pending U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

ARK and Plata

Under this comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) Colombia committed to eliminated most of its tariffs on U.S. exports upon entry into force, with all remaining tariffs phased out over defined time periods. President Obama tasked Ambassador Kirk with seeking a path to address outstanding issues surrounding the Colombia FTA.

On July 29 USTR published a request for public comment on the Colombia FTA which elicited nearly 300 responses.