“We welcome the announcement and applaud the Administration for working in concert with the Colombian government to set a date for implementation of the FTA, as the agreement will further strengthen our longstanding bilateral economic ties and promote U.S. export growth and job creation.
“Colombia is fast becoming a leading economic player in Latin America. With the third largest economy and more than 46 million consumers, Colombia is an expanding market for U.S. goods and services. Implementation of the agreement will ensure that American companies, farmers and ranchers will remain competitive in this critical market and have new opportunities to maximize economic growth and create American jobs.
“The NFTC urges the Administration to press forward and continue to work with the Panamanian government, as it did with South Korea and Colombia, to implement the U.S.-Panama FTA as soon as possible.”