As for Colombia, free trade would also be lopsided in favor of the United States. Colombia already enjoys duty-free access to the U.S. market under existing laws benefiting Andean nations threatened by drug traffic. The trade agreement would give U.S. exporters similarly free access to Colombia's market…The Obama administration, supposedly intent on boosting exports and the domestic jobs they create, must stop equivocating and add Panama and Colombia to its free-trade priorities in the new Congress.
San Antonio Express-News
[Congress] need to act on agreements with Panama and Colombia that opponents have stalled with small-bore complaints. The United States needs to demonstrate leadership on international trade and solidify its economic relationship with allies. These agreements will benefit American consumers, businesses and job seekers.