Last night on the House floor, California Congressmen Bilbray and Dreier spoke about the importance of passing the Colombia and Panama Free Trade Agreements, which the Obama Administration has yet to send to Congress. 

These agreements will level the playing field by removing trade and investment barriers that have hindered American exports to Panama and Colombia. While more than ninety percent of imports from those countries are duty free, U.S. products still face tariffs when entering Panama and Colombia. These FTAs will eliminate this trade barrier and open new markets for U.S. products.