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Ambassador Kirk Meets With Colombian Trade Minister Luis Guillermo Plata

Ambassador Kirk met with Colombian Trade Minister Luis Guillermo Plata on April 22 in Washington. They discussed the pending U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement.

Ambassador Kirk and Minister Plata

Colombia is currently the United States' 27th largest goods trading partner with $24.5 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2008. Goods exports totaled $11.4 billion; Goods imports totaled $13.1 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Colombia was $1.7 billion in 2008.