National Pork Producers Council International Affairs Counsel Nick Giordano, along with NPPC Public Policy Leadership Institute members last week visited with Colombian Ambassador to the United States Carolina Barco and Director of the Colombian Trade Bureau Ricardo Triana in Washington, D.C., to discuss trade issues.

Following the meeting, the PPLI members visited with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill to discuss the three separate pending free trade agreements America has with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. Negotiations on free trade agreements between the U.S. and the three countries were completed under the Bush administration, but the trade pacts have yet to be approved by the U.S. Congress. Once implemented, the pending trade agreements will greatly boost the bottom line of U.S. pork producers.

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Source: NPPC