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Singapore, Colombia To Start FTA Talks

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

23 November 2010


Colombia’s Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Sergio Diaz-Granados, has disclosed that his country is to commence talks with Singapore on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).

Diaz-Granados said that it is hoped that negotiations would begin next year on a cooperation agreement that would examine non-tariff areas, such as customs procedures. That agreement could then be the precursor to full FTA talks, with a conclusion by 2012 or 2013.

His aim would be to use an FTA with Singapore to bring closer relations for Colombia within the Asia-Pacific region. In particular, Colombia is still looking in the future to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC).

Also in Asia, but outside of the APEC member countries, Colombia is currently involved in negotiating rounds for a bilateral FTA with South Korea. Colombia regards FTAs primarily as a means of providing new markets for its minerals and other raw materials.

TAGS: tax | free trade agreement (FTA) | law | Colombia | Singapore | agreements | trade

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