On 18 November 2003, the USTR informed the US Congress of the government`s intention to open free trade negotiations with Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, all beneficiaries of the Air Preferences Act (ATPA). Negotiations were scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2004 and begin with Colombia and Peru. U.S. imports from Colombia have increased significantly since 1996, from $4.27 billion in 1996 to $8.85 billion in 2005, an increase of 107%. The U.S. trade deficit with Colombia was $3.43 billion in 2005.  Since the end of 2006, more than $3.4 billion in Colombian tariffs and tariffs have been charged to U.S. products, which would otherwise have been eliminated by the free trade agreement.  The U.S. International Trade Commission estimates that the agreement would increase U.S. exports to Colombia by $1.1 billion per year.  On October 12, 2011, the U.S. Congress approved the Colombian United States.
Free trade agreement. On October 21, 2011, the President of the United States signed an agreement on the implementation of the agreement. On April 10, 2012, the Colombian Congress passed the laws of application of the TPA between the United States and Colombia. The U.S.-Colombia trade agreement came into force on May 15, 2012. The United States-Colombia Trade Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) (CTPA) is a bilateral free trade agreement between the United States and Colombia. On November 27, 2006, U.S. Deputy Trade Representative John Veroneau and Colombian Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism Jorge Humberto Botero were signed. CTPA is a comprehensive agreement that will eliminate tariffs and other barriers to trade in goods and services between the United States and Colombia, including government procurement, investment, telecommunications, e-commerce, intellectual property rights and the protection of labor and the environment The U.S.
Congress. The Colombian Congress approved the agreement and an amendment protocol in 2007. The Colombian Constitutional Court completed its review in July 2008 and concluded that the agreement was in accordance with the Colombian Constitution. President Obama instructed the U.S. Trade Representative`s office to find a way to address outstanding issues related to the Colombian Free Trade Agreement.  The U.S. Congress took over the agreement and passed it on October 12, 2011. The agreement entered into force on May 15, 2012.  Aspects of the copyright agreement should be transposed into The 2012 Colombia Bill No.
 The U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement (TPA) came into force on May 15, 2012.