The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) applauds President Obama’s agreement with the Government of Colombia on an Action Plan of concrete steps toward finalizing the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This agreement is a vital step forward for the United States to promote political stability, economic growth and expansion of trade with one of our most important allies in the hemisphere. It is of critical importance for the many industry sectors that depend on copyright protection. On the issues of copyright law reform and copyright enforcement, the agreement establishes key requirements to protect all copyrighted works against piracy, including piracy in the digital environment. Swift adoption and implementation of these provisions will result in positive effects for American and Colombian creators alike. We commend the President for this announcement, and urge him to work closely with Congress to obtain rapid approval of an agreement that will establish a model trade relationship with Colombia.