[House Document 109-131] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 109th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 109-131 NOTIFICATION TO ENTER INTO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA __________ MESSAGE from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES transmitting NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ENTER INTO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2105(a)(1)(A) OF THE TRADE ACT OF 2002 (PUB. L. 107-210), PURSUANT TO 19 U.S.C. 2112(e)(1)
September 6, 2006.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed The White House, Washington, August 24, 2006. Hon. J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Washington, DC. Dear Mr. Speaker: Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of the Trade Act of 2002, (Public Law 107-210) (the ``Trade Act''), I am pleased to notify the Congress of my intention to enter into a free trade agreement with the Republic of Colombia. The United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement will generate export opportunities for U.S. farmers, ranchers, and companies, help create jobs in the United States, and help American consumers save money while offering them more choices. The Agreement will also benefit the people of Colombia by providing economic opportunity and by strengthening democracy. Consistent with the Trade Act, I am sending this notification at least 90 days in advance of signing the Agreement. My Administration looks forward to working with the Congress in developing appropriate legislation to approve and implement this Agreement. Sincerely, George W. Bush.