This bilateral commercial treaty between the United States and Colombia was signed on November 22, 2006. The agreement was passed by Congress on October 12, 2011 and entered into force on May 15, 2012.
Daniel Gustafson of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says the next president should place agricultural policy high on the development agenda.
A look at the basics of the North American Free Trade Agreement, its overall economic impact, and its effect on workers in the United States.
U.S. legislation proposing environmental-impact tariffs on imports could violate free trade accords and embroil Washington and its trading partners in serious disputes.
Jeffrey J. Schott, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Thea M. Lee, policy director for the AFL-CIO, debate what the next president should do on the North American Free Trade Agreement.
CFR's Sebastian Mallaby cautions the next U.S. president that "green tariffs" could undermine the legitimacy of the World Trade Organization.
No Democratic candidate during the primaries can be anything but a protectionist. In this Financial Times op-ed, Jagdish Bhagwati questions whether Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama is likely to be friendlier as president to the cause of multilateral free trade. He finds that the odds are in favour of Mr Obama.
In this Washington Post op-ed, Sebastian Mallaby argues that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have pushed trade populism beyond the point at which it can be easily forgiven. Presidential primaries always seem to drive Democrats to the left—and this year's primaries have been painfully prolonged, damaging the party's credibility.
Edward Alden, a CFR trade and immigration expert, says it is wrong to pin blame on NAFTA for the ills of the U.S. economy. Most of the competition that has affected U.S. manufacturing has come from the rest of the world, he says.
The Democratic presidential candidates’ sparring over NAFTA seems to be less about the deal itself than deep concerns over globalization’s losers.
The recent discovery of offshore energy reserves and the diminishing sway of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez have been a boon for Brazil’s regional influence.
Rising global food prices have prompted major food exporters to lower their own import duties. The shift brings hope for free-trade boosters.
A report to congressional requesters says that increasing globalization of petroleum products markets, tightening refining demand and supply balance, and other trends have implications for U.S. energy supply, prices, and price volatility.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More