Welcome to the Latin America Trade Coalition website
The Latin America Trade Coalition — one of the largest trade coalitions in history — represents more than 1,200 U.S. companies, business organizations, farm and ranch groups, and chambers of commerce that directly employ more than 10 million American workers. This broad-based group is working toward the common goal of securing Congressional approval of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.
The coalition is led by co-chairs Bill Lane, Washington Director for Government Affairs of Caterpillar; Laura Lane, Managing Director and Head of International Government Affairs of Citigroup; Sarah Thorn, Director, International Trade, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Dana Gray, Governmental Programs Executive, IBM Corp.; Meredith Anderson, Director, International Trade Policy, Oracle; and Del Renigar, Senior Counsel, International Policy and Trade Regulation, General Electric.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce serves as the coalition’s secretariat. For more information on the coalition and its activities, please contact Reuben Smith-Vaughan at email@example.com.
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Get the Facts!
- What is a Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA)?
- Fast Facts on Colombia
- Fast Facts on Panama
- Fast Facts on the TPAs
- The Latin American TPAs: Reinforcing U.S. Strategic Interests
- Costs of Delay for the U.S. Economy of not Passing the Colombia & Panama TPAs
- Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. exporters in the Colombia & Panama Markets
- Small Businesses and the Colombia & Panama TPAs
- Agriculture and the Colombia & Panama TPAs
- Manufacturing and the Colombia & Panama TPAs
- Services and the Colombia & Panama TPAs
- The Tech Sector and the Colombia & Panama TPAs
- Textiles/Apparel and the Colombia & Panama TPAs
- Investment, Infrastructure and the Colombia & Panama TPA’s
- Labor, Environment and the Colombia & Panama TPAs
- The Latin American TPAs – A National Security Imperative
- Colombia: The Truth About Labor Violence Reduction
- Panama: Enhancing Tax Transparency and Combating Money Laundering
- Compiled LATC Fact Sheets
Best Support Documents
- Letter from CEOs Supporting Pending Trade Agreements
- Letter from Associations and Organizations Representing the Full Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Supporting the Pending Trade Agreements
- American Farm Bureau Federation on FTAs (state benefits)
- Korea, Colombia, Panama: Pending Trade Accords Offer Economic and Strategic Gains for the United States – Brookings Policy Brief
- Open Letter to the President and Members of Congress — 123 Agricultural Groups Urge Passage of FTAs
- Failure to Implement the Pending U.S. Trade Agreements: The Cost for American Workers and Companies (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
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