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The Beginning (and End) of a Free Trade Agenda

Colombia Panama The Beginning (and End) of a Free Trade Agenda

In Washington the final negotiations for the three long-awaited free trade agreements (FTA) seem complete. Initially penned by the Bush administration in 2007, the South Korea, Colombia, and Panama FTAs languished for over three years due to Democratic (and some Republican) concerns over labor and human rights, environmental standards and tax haven laws.

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