October 12, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 12, 2011, the US Congress approved free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, the first trade partnerships the US had made in years. The US hoped the agreement would boost exports as well as protect US intellectual property within those countries. The last country to ...[read more]
July 30, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 30, 2011, the US Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk announced that the US would file a case against Guatemala for violations of labor rights. The case was the first filed by the US against a free trade partner and was brought under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States ...[read more]
October 13, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
The US House of Representatives and Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to three free trade agreements, marking the first time in several years that the US has formed a trade partnership. The House and Senate voted in rapid succession to pass the trade pacts with Colombia, Panama and South ...[read more]
August 2, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 2, 2005, US President George W. Bush signed the US-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) into law, making it the first official trade pact between the US and Central America. CAFTA ended tariffs against US products in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, ...[read more]
July 31, 2010
by Ann Riley
US Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk announced Friday that the US will file a case against Guatemala for labor rights violations. The case, filed under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), will be the first time the US has pursued a labor ...[read more]
June 17, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Bolivian officials Monday rejected a Peruvian proposal to expand intellectual property protections, arguing that the amendment would be illegal and would harm the Bolivian economy. Peru is anxious to strengthen its intellectual property laws because its trade agreements with third countries are ...[read more]
August 2, 2005
by jt
US-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), signed into law by President Bush on August 2, 2005. Read the full text of the law here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chasehere... ...[read more]
August 2, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
President Bush Tuesday signed the US-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) into law, making it the first official trade pact between the US and Central America. CAFTA will end tariffs against US products in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and ...[read more]
July 28, 2005
by Tom Henry
The US House of Representatives passed the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) early Thursday by a narrow two-vote margin, 217-215 after a strong push by President Bush. Senate approval of CAFTA last month 54-45 and Bush's insistence that the trade agreement with six Latin American nat... ...[read more]

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