ILAB in Colombia
Office of Trade and Labor Affairs – Trade Agreement Administration & Technical Cooperation (OTLA-TAATC)
Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking (OCFT) Technical Cooperation Projects
- Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Colombia (PDF)
- Prevention and Elimination of Child Labor in Small-Scale Mining in Colombia [PDF]
- Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Colombia [PDF]
- CDL The Prevention and Elimination of Child Labor Domestic Labor in South America [PDF]
- Prevention and Elimination of Child Domestic Labor (CDL) and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru [PDF]
- Prevention and Reintegration of Children Involved in Armed Conflict: An inter-Regional Program (PDF)
Colombia Action Plan Related to Labor Rights
The United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (Agreement) includes strong protections for workers' rights based on the May 10, 2007 bipartisan Congressional-Executive agreement to incorporate high labor standards into America's trade agreements. The Agreement includes obligations for Colombia to protect fundamental labor rights as well as to effectively enforce existing labor laws, which will enable American workers and businesses to compete on a level playing field.
In addition, President Obama insisted that a number of serious and immediate labor concerns be addressed before he would send the Agreement to Congress. These concerns include violence against Colombian labor union members; inadequate efforts to bring perpetrators of murders of such persons to justice; and insufficient protection of workers' rights in Colombia. As a result, the U.S. and Colombian governments have agreed to an ambitious and comprehensive Action Plan that includes major, swift and concrete steps the Colombian government will take to address outstanding labor concerns.
U.S. Department of Labor's Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor
This annual report, required by the Trade and Development Act of 2000, presents the findings of the Secretary of Labor with respect to trade beneficiary countries' implementation of international commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.
- 2009 Report (PDF)
- 2008 Report (PDF)
- 2007 Report (PDF)
- 2006 Report (PDF)
- 2005 Report (PDF)
- 2004 Report (PDF)
- 2003 Report (PDF)
- 2002 Report (PDF)
- 2001 Report (PDF)
Labor Department Reports for the U.S. Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
Per the Trade Act of 2002 [sections 2102(c)(5), 2102(c)(8) and 2102(c)(9)] and subsequent delegations of responsibilities that it creates, ILAB prepares for Congress three reports for every country with which the United States intends to establish a free trade agreement: a U.S. employment impact report, a report on the labor rights situation in our proposed partner country, and a report on laws governing exploitative child labor in the partner.
- Report on the U.S. Employment Impact of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (Report, October 2011)
- Colombia: Labor Rights Report (Report, October 2011)
- Colombia: Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report (Report, October 2011)
- United States Employment Impact Review of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreemment (Report, March 2008)
- Colombia Labor Rights Report (Report, March 2008)
- Colombia Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report (Report, March 2008)
For more information about the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, please visit the USTR Web site.
The Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA)
The Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) was enacted in 1991 to combat drug production and trafficking in the Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The program offers trade benefits to help these countries develop and strengthen legitimate industries. ATPA was expanded under the Trade Act of 2002 by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act. Section 207 of the ATPA requires the Secretary of Labor, in consultation with other appropriate federal agencies, to undertake a continuing review and analysis of the impact of the implementation of the ATPA on U.S. labor. The legislation also directs the Secretary to submit an annual report to the Congress that presents a summary of the results of the review and analysis.
- 19th Annual Report (covers 2011) (PDF)
- 18th Annual Report (covers 2010) (PDF)
- 17th Annual Report (covers 2009) (PDF)
- 16th Annual Report (covers 2008) (PDF)
- 15th Annual Report (covers 2007) (PDF)
- 14th Annual Report (covers 2006) (PDF)
- 13th Annual Report (covers 2005) (PDF)
- 12th Annual Report (covers 2004) (PDF)
- 11th Annual Report (covers 2003) (PDF)
- 10th Annual Report (covers 2002)
- 9th Annual Report (covers 2001) (PDF)
- 8th Annual Report (covers 2000)
- 7th Annual Report (covers 1999)
- 6th Annual Report (covers 1998)
- 5th Annual Report (covers 1997)
- 4th Annual Report (covers 1996)
For more information about the ATPA, please visit the USTR Web site.