Job Offers

Specials more

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Colombia: FTA negotiations with Japan progresses

The eighth round of negotiations for the Economic Partnership Agreement between Colombia and Japan's technical teams held in Bogota, which lasted a week, finally came to an end.
The chief negotiator for Colombia, Javier Gamboa, said that progress was made by most of the negotiating teams, particularly in the financial services, cooperation and trade, and sustainable development. 

Gamboa also said that the teams negotiating rules of origin and trade defence had extended their sessions this week due to scheduling reasons. 

The ninth round of negotiations could take place in mid-December in Tokyo (Japan), but the date still needs to be agreed upon by all parties via diplomatic channels. 

Colombia's Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Cecilia Alvarez-Correa, stressed the importance of this negotiation because Japan is the third largest economy in the world, the first Asian investor in Colombia, and one of the largest importers of agricultural and agro-industrial products in the world. 

Bilateral trade between the two nations almost amounted to $1,900 million dollars in 2013. Colombian exports to that market in that same year amounted to nearly $400 million dollar, 8 percent more than in 2012. Sales of products such as coffee, fruits and flowers stood out. 


Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.