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  WTO | Trade policy review - Colombia 1996
It is examining the possibility of establishing a formal trade agreement with MERCOSUR and is also actively engaged in the negotiations to establish a Free Trade Area for the Americas.
Colombia is also pursuing the intensification of regional trading links though its membership of the G3 with Mexico and Venezuela, and of the Association of Caribbean States, and is examining the possibility of establishing a formal trade agreement with MERCOSUR.
Another relevant element of Colombia's foreign trade policy in the present decade is the strengthening of the integration agreement with countries in the Andean region, creating the Andean Community, which includes a common external tariff and the harmonization of legislation which goes beyond that of the commercial arena.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp39_e.htm   (4112 words)

 CIENCIA ergo sum
The Agreement itself is not very innovative; except that at the time it was negotiated, in 1989, the Agreement already contained chapters that where subsequently integrated in the new GATT (WTO) in 1995, such as the chapters on agriculture and services.
The result is that a free trade zone has been established whose foundation is based on the rule of law which protects the weaker party from the "king of the jungle".
Basically, the new Free Trade Agreement is based on the experience of the first years of the Canada-United States Bilateral Free Trade Agreement, the works and negotiations of the GATT/WTO and the defining of new policies for the integration of the Americas.
www.uaemex.mx /webvirtual/wwwes/htdocs/julio98/perret.html   (6517 words)

 The Americas Business Forum: Blanco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
First, there was Central America, where we now have a free trade agreement with Costa Rica, which is releasing flows of goods, services and investment; it has established disciplines for government purchasing and intellectual property; it has set rules for the elimination of nontariff barriers and set up a mechanism for the settlement of disputes.
In all these agreements, whether now in force or at the negotiation stage, there is the same structure, the same sort of disciplines, a deeper version of those negotiated over many years in the WTO and the GATT Uruguay Round.
The agreement has made progress with the formation of the seven working groups which have been occupied in their tasks over the last year and will be reporting to the ministers tomorrow.
www.sice.oas.org /FTAA/cartage/keynot/keynote4.asp   (1753 words)

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 G3 Free Trade Agreement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The G-3 is a free trade agreement between Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela that came into effect on January 1, 1995, which created an extended market of 149 million consumers with a combined GDP (Gross domestic product) of US$486.5 billion.
The agreement states a ten percent tariff reduction over ten years (starting in 1995) for the trade of goods and services among its members.
The agreement is a third generation one, not limited to liberalizing trade, but includes issues such as investment, services, government purchases, regulations to fight unfair competition, and intellectual property rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/G3_Free_Trade_Agreement   (250 words)

 WTO | Trade policy review conclusions remarks - Colombia 1996
The representative of Colombia began his response by indicating that the trade policy changes, begun in the 1990s, had taken place in the context of much wider changes in the Constitution and the rôle of the State, which were still continuing.
Members took note of the importance attached by Colombia to increased participation in regional trade agreements, including those with the Andean Group, the Group of Three and Chile, as well as its active involvement in the plans for the establishment of a Free Trade Area of the Americas.
The exclusion of agricultural products in the G3 Agreement was related to the sensitivity of these products, but the coverage was very low; this Agreement was concluded within the LAIA framework and had been notified to the WTO Committee on Trade and Development.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp41_e.htm   (2413 words)

 Untitled Document
In 1999, the original agreement was complemented with additional topics including trade in services, government procurement, dispute settlement procedures and intellectual property.
With this agreement, total trade between Mexico and Bolivia increased by 54 percent between 1995 and 2000.
This is the world’s leading trade organization, created with the aim of helping trade flow as freely as possible, achieving further liberalization gradually through negotiation and setting up impartial means of settling trade disputes.
www.embamexcan.com /ECONOMY/InternationalTrade.shtml   (989 words)

 G3 Free Trade Agreement biography .ms (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.cs.columbia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The G-3 is a free trade agreement between Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela that came into effect on January 1, 1995, creating an extended market of 149 million consumers with a combined GDP of US$486.5 billion.
The agreement states a 10% tariff reduction over ten years (starting in 1995) for the trade of goods and services among its members and creates a link between the NAFTA and the Andean Pact.
The agreement is a third generation one, not limited to liberalizing trade, but including issues such as investment, services, government purchases, regulations to fight against unfair competition and intellectual property rights.
www.biography.ms.cob-web.org:8888 /G-3_Free_Trade_Agreement.html   (122 words)

 G3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
G3 battlecruiser, a post First World War design for the Royal Navy that was curtailed by the Washington Naval Treaty
G3 Free Trade Agreement, between Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/G3   (215 words)

 Edwin Ginn Library-International Relations Resources-International Trade
Trade Compliance Center Another site from the Department of Commerce, the TCC helps US exporters receive the fullest benefits from the more than 200 trade agreements the US has signed.
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) The ITC is an independent, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) This content-rich site includes access to publications and databases with in-depth material on the FTAA negotiating process.
fletcher.tufts.edu /inter_resources/intertrade.htm   (2241 words)

Side be side, the North also launched the wide-ranging Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations, involving areas of economic activity stretching beyond the normal meaning of 'trade' and encompassing areas within the sovereign jurisdiction of countries and their mix of choices.
None of the theories of GATT economists or that of the Fund and the Bank, of unilateral liberalization welfare maximising benefits for the liberaliser, is ever practised by the industrialized countries themselves.
How to reverse this prospect as the world moves to the next millenia, and how to ensure that the post-war decolonisation and independence of the South is not a mere interregnum, is the task and the agenda that faces the South on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Group of Seventyseven.
www.sunsonline.org /trade/areas/develope/ILO/06210094.htm   (1485 words)

 Responses to the Challenges of Globalization - Global Policy Forum - Social and Economic Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Nevertheless, research indicates that countries that are able to pursue policies of external openness to foreign trade and capital, thus permitting the adoption of new technology and know-how, combined with respect for property rights and the rule of law domestically, have the best chance of rapid economic development.
In some areas, such as international trade and the international financial and monetary system, multilateral institutions are in place to provide for the global public good and to discourage non-co-operative behaviour.
Though the principle of free international flows remains solidly anchored in the IMFS and is considered to be a final objective for all countries, capital account liberalisation has been heavily discussed.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/trade/unctad/2002/0228euglobal.htm   (16824 words)

 INDIA-BRAZIL: More Trade to Consolidate South-South Alliance
The aim is to construct a ”new trade geography” in the world, said Lula, but stressed that this does not mean playing down the ”fundamental” importance of exchange with rich countries.
Trade holds a central place in the intensive diplomacy that Lula is carrying forward, both in terms of strengthening the national economy and firming up international alliances.
The intensification of trade within the developing South is accompanied by other demands from these countries, or at least by the heavyweights, which are seeking the democratisation of international relations.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=22171   (883 words)

 Mercosur:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The initiative that created Mercosur was begun in 1985, primarily by the new democratically-elected presidents of Argentina and a strategic move to strengthen their position in the region and in the international arena.
In January 2004, India and Mercosur signed a preferential trade agreement that is expected to increase bilateral trade from $1.04 billion in 2003, to $5 billion in 2008.
Mercosur was firmly against the controversial wide-ranging services agreement of the FTAA based on the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) that would push for the privatization of essential services such as education, health care, and water.
www.50years.org /cms/ejn/story/262   (2287 words)

 Venezuelan History:
was $5.9 billion, an increase of $3.1 billion from the previous year's trade deficit of $2.8 billion.
Due to the international financial crisis, which resulted in a decline in trade, the Venezuelan economy experienced a 5.9% drop in 1998 and 1999.
Because of the hero’s association with free education, however, it has become an integral part of the Venezuelan political landscape.
www.davidbarber.org /research/venezuela.html   (3050 words)

 Periodic Note: ALADI
The most recent such agreement is the one concluded between Chile and Ecuador in December 1994, with provisions similar to those in effect between Chile and Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia.
The possibility of incorporating flexibility into the principle of multilateral action arose when new provisions were added to the GATT agreement, including one that recognizes nonreciprocity in trade relations among developing countries as a principle compatible with the world organization's rules.
The treaty is a flexible instrument that enables easy access for countries wishing to join and also allows a wide range of agreements to be concluded between members and between members and nonmembers in the region, without concessions to the other partners of the Association.
www.iadb.org /int/intpub/nota/aladi.htm   (1750 words)

 Daily News - eluniversal.com
This move "is not intended to severe ties with Mexico and Colombia, but to rearrange such relations through bilateral agreements," Márquez said.
He explained that G3 was basically organized "to open the doors for Venezuela to join the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA)." "The fact that Colombia and Venezuela -both countries of the Andean Community of Nations- entered into a partnership with Mexico makes no sense.
By 2011, cars assembled in Mexico and imported to Venezuela would be free from custom tariffs, which would amount to the death of the Venezuelan automotive sector" which creates a significant number of jobs and provides strong support to the metallurgic and metal-mechanics industries.
www.el-universal.com /2006/11/23/en_eco_art_23A806997.shtml   (264 words)

 FORCES - Latin America and trade Strategic outreach options
One of the most recent examples was Peru's decision to withdraw from the Andean free trade area, a move that could have barred it completely from the Andean Community.
Furthermore, the agreement concluded with the Andean Community– an agreement that ensures Peru's continued presence in the group–could translate into stronger negotiations with MERCOSUR for a free trade agreement by year-end that will link the two integration systems within a South American block.
This is seen in the growth of trade and economic flows between the Asia-Pacific and Latin American countries and in direct Asia-Pacific investment in the region.
www.copa.qc.ca /forces/anglais/article5.html   (2709 words)

 Untitled Document
Venezuela is also part of two integration agreements: Latin-American Integration Agreement (ALADI)* that is composed of eleven Latin American countries, and the Cartagena Agreement or Andean Pact** that is composed of five countries of the Andean sub-region, which at the same time forms part of ALADI.
The program for liberalizing member country trade is already in place and a free trade zone is already operating in the Andean Group.
The G-3 is a free trade agreement between Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela that came into effect on January 1st, 1995, creating an extended market of 149 million consumers with a combined GDP of US$486,5 billion.
www.embavenez-us.org /pag_business_commercial.php   (1351 words)

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 Global Action
He appointed as foreign minister Jorge Castaneda, a leftist intellectual and writer who is strongly critical of both the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Cuban revolution.
The United States is one pillar of a hemispheric free trade area.
Brazil is determined to expand and consolidate the South American Customs Union (Mercosur) and build trade linkages with Europe before negotiating a hemispheric free trade agreement with the United States.
www.systemofadown.com /globalaction/vsamerica5.html   (1472 words)

 globalinfo.org - May 10, VENEZUELA (#43726)
Negotiations between the two blocs were to begin Friday at the fourth EU-Latin America/Caribbean summit in Vienna, which brings together the heads of state and government of the 25 EU member countries and the 33 nations of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Unlike the free trade agreements negotiated by the United States, the ones sought by the EU include political dialogue and development aid, the diplomats pointed out.
The European bloc has already signed free trade treaties with Chile and Mexico, major Latin American exporters that do not belong to any of the subregional groupings.
www.globalinfo.org /eng/reader.asp?ArticleId=43726   (1111 words)

 White & Case LLP - Publications - Latin America Monthly Trade and Investment Report
Most observers agree that a free trade agreement (FTA) with the region could serve as a model for cooperation between developed and developing countries and could provide further momentum to hemispheric initiatives, including the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the Summit of the Americas.
The Court of Appeals refused to address the merits of the case, holding that the case is a “political question” to be decided by the political branches of the government, not the Judiciary.
Although it was improbable that the Supreme Court would decide NAFTA to be unconstitutional, the U.S. trade community closely observed the case because of the potential consequences of a reversal of NAFTA.
www.whitecase.com /publications/detail.aspx?publication=53   (1913 words)

 Mexico, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A decree was published in January 18,2002 in the Mexican Official Gazette for the new HS with applied tariffs.
As Mexico has reported in the World Trade Organization (WTO), all bound-quotas have better tariff treatment than that negotiated, or have been unilaterally exceeded.
Three Trade Agreements were put into force during year 2001:
www.apec-iap.org /document/MEX_2002_IAP.htm   (967 words)

 So, EU or US, Tony? You are going to have to choose   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
But America’s need and wish to consult No 10 on matters of importance will be gone in a world in which the G7 has been replaced by a G3 (the EU, US, Japan), for the sensible reason that one need not discuss international monetary policy with countries that don’t have their own money.
Actually, Britain should withdraw from the EU and form a new european trade organization comprised of Britain, Spain, the new european countries, and anyone else who wants to join with the exception of France and Germany.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/860778/posts   (1626 words)

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