Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

Summary

On November 17, 2014, China and Australia completed their negotiations for a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (“ChAFTA”) by signing a Declaration of Intent which contained the essential elements of the free trade deal and commits both countries to draft the legal text of the agreement for signature at a later date.  This agreement ends almost a decade of free trade negotiations between China and Australia.  The ChAFTA is significant because it will initially lower and ultimately eliminate tariffs on a wide range of exports between the two countries boosting bilateral trade between the world’s second largest economy and a significant U.S. free trade partner in Asia.

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By: Curt Dombek and Mark Jensen

The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) entered into force on May 15, 2012.  The enactment of the CFTA creates significant opportunities for both U.S. and Colombian businesses involved in international transactions.  In order to take advantage of these opportunities, it will be important for parties to understand key parameters of the agreement, including what qualifies goods as originating in the United States or Colombia.
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