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  Background and Negotiations
   

On 18 November 2003, the USTR notified the U.S. Congress of the Administration's intent to enter into free trade negotiations with Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, all of whom are beneficiaries of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA). Negotiations were slated to begin in the second quarter of 2004, to begin with Colombia and Peru.

Ecuador joined Colombia and Peru as they began their negotiations with the United States on 18 May 2004.  Bolivia participated as an observer.

On 7 December 2005 the United States and Peru announced that they had concluded negotiations. On 6 January the President sent to Congress a notice of his intent to enter into a free trade agreement with the Republic of Peru and on 12 April 2006 the United States and Peru signed the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA).

On 27 February 2006, Colombia and the United States concluded their free trade agreement. A notice of intent to enter into a free trade agreement was sent to Congress on 24 August 2006.

Documents relating to the U.S-Andean Negotiations
03 May 2004 Peru and Ecuador to join in May 18-19 launch of FTA negotiations PDF
23 March 2004 U.S. and Colombia to begin negotiations May 18 PDF
18 November 2003 Letter to Senate regarding intent to initiate free trade talks with Andean countriesPDF
18 November 2003 Letter to House of Representatives regarding intent to initiate free trade talks with Andean countries PDF
18 November 2003 USTR notifies Congress of intent to initiate free trade talks with Andean countries PDF
  Documents relating to the Andean Trade Preference Act
Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR); Official White House website

There were thirteen rounds of Andean-U.S. negotiations, initiating in May 2004 and ending in November 2005.
 
Documents relating to the U.S.-Andean Negotiating Rounds
23 March - 3 April 2006 Washington, D.C.: XIV round of negotiations between Ecuador and United States Spanish Word New!
14-22 November 2005 Washington, D.C.:  XIII round of negotiations Spanish Word
17 - 21 October 2005 Washington, D.C.:  negotiating meeting Spanish Word
19-23 September 2005 Cartagena, Colombia: XII round of negotiations Spanish Word
18 - 22 July 2005 Miami, USA: XI round of negotiations Spanish Word
06-10 June 2005 Guayaquil, Ecuador:  X round of negotiations Spanish Word
18-22 April 2005 Lima, Peru:  IX round of negotiations Spanish Word
14 - 18 March 2005 Washington, D.C.:  VIII round of negotiations Spanish Word
07 - 11 February 2005 Cartagena, Colombia: VII round of negotiations Spanish Word
29 November -
05 December 2004
Tucson, USA:  VI round of negotiations Spanish Word
  Additional information on rounds I-V from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
25-29 October 2004 Guayaquil, Ecuador:  V round of negotiations Spanish Word
13-17 September 2004 San Juan, Puerto Rico: IV round of negotiations Spanish Word
26-30 July 2004 Lima, Peru: III round of negotiations Word
14-18 June 2004 Atlanta, USA: II round of negotiations Spanish Word
18-20 May 2004 Cartagena, Colombia: I round of negotiations Spanish Word
Source: Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina; Sitio oficial Ecuador del Tratado de Libre Comercio Andino – EE.UU.

Ecuador has made its tariff offers available to the public:

Ecuador -- offers

June 2005 Ecuador  - improved offer - industrial goods Spanish Excel
25-29 October 2004 Ecuador  - improved offer - industrial goods Spanish Excel
18 October 2004 Ecuador  - improved offer - agricultural goods Spanish Excel
18-19 October 2004 Summary of improved offers Spanish Excel
27 July 2004 Ecuador - initial offer in agriculture and response to U.S. request for improvements SpanishExcel
Source: Sitio oficial Ecuador del Tratado de Libre Comercio Andino – EE.UU.

  Related Articles and Studies
   
September 2005 CORDES, Ecuador. Impacto Económico sobre el sector farmacéutico y agroquímico ecuatoriano de la adopción de un capítulo sobre protección de derechos de propiedad intelectual en el marco del tratado de libre comercio (resumen) Spanish PDF
February 2005 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).  Interim Environmental Review. U.S.-Andean Free Trade Agreement PDF
October 2004 Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina.  Análisis de la sensibilidad del comercio subregional andino en el marco del tratado de libre comercio con los Estados Unidos Spanish PDF
August 2004 Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina. Análisis de las diferentes disciplinas comerciales que se negocian en el TLC con Estados Unidos y su posible impacto en la normativa andina Spanish PDF
August 2004 Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina. Intercambio comercial entre la Comunidad Andina y Estados Unidos Spanish PDF
June 2004 Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina. Intercambio Comercial entre la Comunidad Andina y Estados Unidos SpanishPDF

  Sources
   
 

Spanish version 
Recent Developments
  23 March- 3 April 2006. XIV round of negotiations between Ecuador and the United StatesNew!

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