1. Each Party shall, in accordance with its domestic law, maintain the confidentiality of information collected under this Chapter and shall protect it from any disclosure that may affect the competitive position of respondents. Where the party receiving the information is required, by virtue of its right, to disclose information, it shall inform the party or the person who provided the information. Colombia is an important partner for Canada in Latin America and our two countries share important values and priorities, such as combating climate change, promoting peaceful pluralism, improving security, promoting trade liberalization, supporting social inclusion, prioritizing sustainable growth and strengthening the rule of law. (e) the development of effective mechanisms for communication with trade and the economy; In order to verify the origin of a good, the importing Party may request the importer to obtain and voluntarily transmit written information provided by the exporter or producer of the goods in the territory of the other Party, provided that the importing Party does not have or refuses to obtain such information from the importer; shall not be considered a failure by the exporter or producer, which has provided information or constitutes a ground for refusal of preferential tariff treatment. As in previous years, the report outlines the commitments made by the Government of Canada under this reporting mechanism, including its scope and limitations. It contains basic economic information on the global economy as well as the Canadian and Colombian economies. It examines the measures taken under the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and provides an analysis of the trade benefits for different categories of tariffs. The implementing legislation stipulates that the Canadian government is required to report on the impact of human rights in Canada and Colombia on the measures provided for in the transposition law. As the implementing law includes the CCOFTA, the Environment Agreement and the Labour Law Cooperation Agreement, this report takes into account the measures taken under the three agreements. As part of the review process, Canadian NAO officials visited Colombia twice (August and September 2016) to investigate these allegations and to get to know first-hand the stakeholders involved in the complaint. The verification process has enabled NATO officials to identify significant and systemic labour issues such as subcontracting, discriminatory anti-union practices and the climate of violence against trade unionists, which ultimately undermine the exercise of Colombian workers` freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.
(b) the decision, after receiving all the necessary information from the person requesting a preliminary ruling, shall give the decision within 120 days; and with 48.2 million inhabitants, Colombia is the third most populous country in Latin America, after Brazil and Mexico. .