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Celebrating Colombia’s Free Trade Agreement


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May 17, 2012

The Brookings Institution

By Diana Villiers Negroponte

For the last four years, both the Colombians and supporters in the United States have waited for the U.S. congress to ratify the Free Trade Agreement. The Congress approved the FTA on October 23, 2011 and this week, the agreement comes into force. Free trade in goods, services and investment will be introduced gradually over fifteen years.