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Canada - Colombia
Text of the agreement 
  Background and Negotiations
   

On 31 May 1999, in Ottawa, Canada, the countries of the Andean Community -- Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela -- signed a Trade and Investment Cooperation Agreement (TICA) with the Government of Canada.

On 7 August 2002 the Government of Canada announced the intention to begin preliminary talks with the members of the Andean Community on a possible free trade agreement. Canada, Colombia and Peru announced the launch of negotiations towards a free trade agreement on 7 June 2007.

On 6 June 2008, after five rounds of negotiations, Canada and Colombia concluded the negotiations of a free trade agreement and labor and cooperation agreements. The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement was signed on 21 November 2008. Canada and Colombia also signed a labour cooperation agreement and an agreement on the environment.

Documents relating to the negotiations
21 November 2008 Canada and Colombia sign free trade agreement PDF
07 June 2008 Bogota, Colombia. Canada and Colombia conclude negotiations for free trade, labor cooperation and environment agreements PDF
07 March 2008 Miami, U.S. V round of Canada-Colombia free trade negotiations Spanish PDF

04 December 2007 Lima, Peru. IV round of free trade negotiations Canada-Colombia-Peru Spanish PDF
05 October 2007 Bogota, Colombia. III round of free trade negotiations Canada-Colombia-Peru Spanish PDF
10 September 2007 Bogota, Colombia. II round of free trade negotiations Canada-Colombia-Peru Spanish PDF
20 July 2007 Lima, Peru. I round of free trade negotiations Canada-Colombia Spanish PDF
07 June 2007 Canada, Colombia and Peru announce launch of free trade negotiations PDF
07 August 2002 Canada to begin talks on a proposed FTA with the Andean countries PDF
31 May 1999 Trade and Investment Cooperation Arrangement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Andean Community PDF
Source: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada; Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo, Perú; Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, Colombia; Office of the Prime Minister, Canada
  Entry into Force
   

In March 2009, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to implement the Canada-Peru and the Canada-Colombia Free Trade, Labour Cooperation and Environment Agreements in the House of Commons.

In August 2009, the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement was sent for the approval of the President of Colombia after it was approved by the Senate and the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia.

On 10 March 2010, the Government of Canada tabled legislation to implement the Canada-Colombia Free Trade, Labour Cooperation and Environment Agreements in the House of Commons.

On 30 June 2010, the Government of Canada announced that legislation to implement the Canada-Colombia FTA had received Royal Assent.

On 15 August 2011, the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement enters into force.

Documents relating to entry into force

15 August 2011 The Canada-Colombia FTA enters into force PDF
10 August 2011 The Canada-Colombia FTA will enter into force on 15 August PDF 
30 June 2010 Legislation to implement Canada’s free trade agreement with Colombia has received Royal AssentPDF
10 March 2010 Government of Canada tabled legislation to implement the Canada-Colombia FTA and related agreements in the House of CommonsPDF 
11 August 2009 FTA sent to President of Colombia for approval In SpanishPDF 
26 March 2009 Canada introduces legislation to implement Colombia and Peru Free Trade Agreements PDF

  Implementation of the Agreement
   

Article 2001of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement establishes the Joint Commission, made up of cabinet-level representatives, to supervise the implementation of the Agreement, oversee its further elaboration, review its general functioning, supervise the work of the committees, working groups, and country coordinators as well as to consider any other matters that may affect the operation of the Agreement.

The first meeting of the Free Trade Joint Commission took place in Ottawa, Canada, on 28 February 2014.

Documents relating to the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Joint Commission
28 February 2014 Ottawa, Canada. First meeting of the Joint CommissionPDF New!
Source: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  Related Articles and Studies
   
April 2009 Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Final Environment Assessment of the Canada-Colombia and Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Negotiations PDF
January 2008 Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Canada-Andean Community FTA Negotiations: Initial Environmental Assessment Report PDF
June 2007 Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Economic Analysis of Prospective Free Trade Agreement(s) between Canada and the Countries of the Andean Community PDF
  Sources
   
 

 
Recent Developments
  28 February 2014. First meeting of the Joint Commission New!

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