Europe, Colombia and the Role of Free Trade, New York Times

My latest op-ed written in The New York Times on the liberalization of commerce between the European Union and Colombia and Peru and the opportunities associated with it:

Colombia and Peru are fast approaching the final stages of ratification of a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union. It is a major agreement that offers a bridge for ever-widening relations and commerce between South America and the Union. And in our age of globalization such a bridge is very necessary.

The F.T.A. was well-negotiated by the European Commission, and has already been ratified by the Council, which is made up of the governments of the European Union. The final step now lies with the European Parliament, which must ratify it too.

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