Promote Andean Free Trade But Limit Preferences
Publication Date: October 2006
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Series: Executive Memorandum
Keywords: Trade and foreign aid
Coverage: Peru Colombia Ecuador
Congress should act quickly on bilateral free trade agreements signed between the United States and allies Peru and Colombia. Such agreements benefit the economies of all partners and enhance a growing free trade bloc. Extending trade preferences for a short time to Bolivia and Ecuador could sustain market openings while leaders decide on permanent reciprocal agreements.