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NotiCEA Flash: What is going on with the FTA?

07/22

Although we witnessed progress throughout the month of June, and saw strong signals regarding the approval of the pending FTA´s from the Obama administration. Once again American politics and the effects of the economic crisis have created another obstacle, hopefully temporary, on the road towards the final vote. Yesterday, two different and contradictory news regarding…

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NotiCEA Flash: The Committee on Ways and Means also approved TLC with Colombia

07/11

A few minutes ago the Ways and Means Committee from the House of Representatives carried out the “mock mark up” regarding the FTA with Colombia. After a discussion regarding possible alteration to the law implementation project, which did not go through,   Representative Dave Camp (D-MI) asked his colleagues to vote. The vote was partisan, meaning…

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NotiCEA Flash: FTA passed the mock mark up in the Finance Committee

07/11

A few minutes ago, the Finance Committee of the U.S Senate carried out the “mock mark up” regarding the FTA with Colombia. After a discussion about possible alterations to the project of late implementation for the treaty, Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) asked his colleagues to vote. The legislation passed without any alteration with a final…

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NotiCEA Flash: Notice of Meeting to Consider Draft Implementing Proposals of Colombia Trade Agreement-Committee on Ways and Means

07/6

The President of the Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI), has announced that the committee will carry out the “mock mark up” regarding the remaining three FTA´s with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. The event will take place this Thursday July 7th at 10:00 AM ET (9:00 AM in Bogotá). Once again, we invite…

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NotiCEA Flash: There is no “mock mark-up” in the Senate due to the lack of quorum

07/1

We inform that the road towards the approval of the remaining three FTA´s has taken another turn-Hopefully a short one. A few minutes ago, senator Max Baucus (D-Montana), president of the Finance Committee announced that the “mock mark up “or voting trial regarding the law implementation  for the FTA´s with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea…

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Once again, FTA with the United States seems to have gotten the momentum needed in order to be made a reality

06/29

Besides a statement by House representative Sander Levin, stating he would “actively oppose” a FTA with Colombia,Tuesday´s news in Washington gives us another reason to be more optimistic that the FTA between both nations will be approved by congress before the legislative recess in August. In two separate reports from the White House, USTR and…

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John Podesta, CEO de The Center for American Progress visits Colombia

06/29

John Podesta, the influential democratic analyst visited Colombia last week. He held the status of Chief of Staff during the presidency of Bill Clinton and Chief of transition team of Barack Obama. He was in Bogota for a series of meetings with high government officials, the Academia, unions, the private sector as well as communication…

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The most exciting Friday of the year is near!

06/29

Next Friday September 9th CEA will organize its traditional mega sport and integration event “Super Friday 2011” at Club los Arrayanes. This year, we invite our affiliates and their special guests to enjoy a series of Golf, Tennis, and bowling tournaments. For those who prefer to pamper themselves we offer spa activities along with relaxing…

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BAUCUS TO HOLD “MOCK” MARKUP FOR SOUTH KOREA, COLOMBIA, PANAMA FTAS, TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE

06/29

Following Bipartisan Negotiations, Finance Chairman Takes Critical Step to Advance Trade Deals, Says U.S. Workers, Small Businesses Can’t Wait Any Longer for Economic Boost, New Jobs, Opportunities Washington, DC – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) announced today that the Committee will hold a “mock” markup of the draft implementing bills for the South…

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary: Statement by the Press Secretary and Fact Sheets on Trade Adjustment Assistance and Pending Free Trade Agreements

06/29

WASHINGTON – Today, Press Secretary Jay Carney made the following statement on progress on Trade Adjustment Assistance for American workers and pending free trade agreements that will support tens of thousands of American jobs. “President Obama has fought for an ambitious trade agenda that doubles exports in five years, levels the playing field for American…

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