Colombia Trade Agreement

The United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) entered into force on May 15, 2012. This comprehensive agreement eliminates tariffs and other barriers to goods and services, promotes economic growth, and significantly expands trade between the two countries. Under the agreement, Colombia immediately eliminated duties on wheat, barley, soybeans, soybean meal and flour, high-quality beef, bacon, almost all fruit and vegetable products, wheat, peanuts, whey, cotton, and the vast majority of processed products. The Colombia TPA also provides duty-free tariff rate quotas on standard beef, chicken leg quarters, dairy products, corn, sorghum, animal feeds, rice, and soybean oil.

Detailed information about this and other free trade agreements is available from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Data and Analysis

In October 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant and Animal Health Inspection Service and the Colombian Institute for Agriculture agreed on import requirements for U.S. bovine meat and bone meal (MBM) to Colombia. Colombia’s steady economy growth, increasing production of proteins, and growing demand for high quality pet food are creating new opportunities to increase exports of MBM products to the country.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Colombia Rice TRQ Unfilled for the First Time

In 2021, despite advantages offered through the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), U.S. rice exports to Colombia have declined to just $5 million through July. The significantly lower exports to this market are a result of a larger Colombian crop and lower domestic prices, plus increased competition from South American exporters.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Prospects for U.S. Corn in Latin America

Latin America accounts for about 25 percent of global corn imports . The region’s corn demand for imported corn has grown steadily over the years supported by expansion in the livestock sector...

News and Features

Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney travelled to Colombia and Panama Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017 to highlight the mutual benefits of the United States’ free trade agreements with both countries. McKinney held bilateral...
Contact: USDA Press Phone: (202) 720-4623 Email: press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced an agreement reached with the...
By Jonathan Cordone, Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Within a two-month span in the spring of 2012, the United States entered into two free trade agreements (FTAs) of great importance to American agriculture – one...

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