“When you compare the number of comments in favor of the FTA to those in opposition, the vast majority are positive,” said NFTC Vice President for Global Trade Issues Chuck Dittrich. “The most compelling comments in support of the agreement take a broad view of Colombia, not just a politically convenient snapshot. They make the case that this is a nation that, through the strong leadership of President Alvaro Uribe, brought itself back from the brink of failure to restore the rule of law and its economic might, and fortified its democratic institutions and the protection of human rights for all citizens.”
“We are encouraged by the number of favorable responses because they were submitted by a broad coalition of industry associations, companies, academics, policymakers and individuals who understand the merits of the agreement and its economic and diplomatic importance,” said NFTC President Bill Reinsch. “We hope that this public comment exercise will aid the Administration as it works with the Colombian Government to map out a path to approval.”
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