In the first year of the FTA between Colombia and the US, traders are facing reported declines of 0.8% in volume and 15% in export value of agricultural produce, especially in regard to bananas heading to the United States. This according to a report from the Agricultores de la Sociedad de Colombia (SAC) (association of farmers of Colombia).

According to statistics the majority of losses occur in the banana sector. According to insiders, the decline is mainly a matter of stiff competitiveness in the sector, because Central America produces 68% of the bananas to the US, followed by Ecuador with 21% and Colombia with a mere 9%.