In the context of congressional consideration of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, the Obama administration negotiated the Action Plan with the government of Colombia to address critical labor issues. These issues included violence against trade union members and leaders and impunity for these acts, as well as protection of core labor rights. The two governments initialed the Action Plan on April 7, 2011, and since then, the Obama administration has worked closely with Colombia to implement the plan. USTR and the Department of Labor, in coordination with the Department of State will continue to coordinate with Colombian labor authorities on ongoing issues under the plan, including through the efforts of a new Labor Attaché who was stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá in 2015 to directly support these efforts on the ground.
To view the report on the Colombian Action Plan Related to Labor Rights, please click here.