New opportunities for U.S. workers, producers, farmers, and ranchers: More than 80 percent of U.S. exports of consumer and industrial products to Colombia were exempt from tariffs upon entry into effect, with the remaining duties spread over ten years. U.S. products that have benefited from immediate duty-free access include agricultural and construction machinery, aircraft and spare parts, auto parts, fertilizers and agrochemicals, computer equipment, medical and scientific equipment, and wood. More than half of U.S. agricultural exports were duty-free at the time of entry into force, with most of the remaining duties spread over 15 years. Colombia has eliminated tariffs on wheat, barley, soybeans, chevrotine and soybean meal, high-quality beef, bacon, almost all fruits and vegetables, peanuts, whey, cotton and the vast majority of processed products. On February 22, 2006, their free trade agreement. A Memorandum of Understanding on the conclusion of a free trade agreement was transmitted to Congress on 24 August 2006. The Agreement between Colombia and the United States on Trade Promotion was signed on 22 November 2006.
In Colombia, the agreement was approved by Congress on 14 June 2007. The U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (AAA) entered into effect on May 15, 2012. On the day of its implementation, more than 80 percent of U.S. exports of industrial goods to Colombia were exempt from tariffs, including agricultural and construction machinery, construction products, aircraft and spare parts, fertilizers, computer equipment, medical and scientific equipment, and wood. Other benefits of the TPA are: The United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) (Spanish: Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Colombia y Estados Unidos or TLC) is a bilateral free trade agreement between the United States and Colombia. Sometimes referred to as the Colombian Free Trade Agreement, it was signed by the United States on November 22, 2006. John Veroneau, Trade Representative, and Colombian Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism Jorge Humberto Botero. CTPA is a comprehensive agreement that will eliminate tariffs and other barriers to trade in goods and services between the United States and Colombia, including government procurement, investment, telecommunications, electronic commerce, intellectual property rights, and labor and environmental protection The United States Congress. The Colombian Congress approved the agreement and an amending protocol in 2007. The Colombian Constitutional Court completed its review in July 2008 and concluded that the agreement was in conformity with the Colombian Constitution. President Obama tasked the Office of the U.S.
Trade Representative with finding a way to address outstanding issues regarding the Colombian Free Trade Agreement.  The U.S. Congress then passed the agreement and passed it on October 12, 2011. . . .