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U.S.-Korea FTA News

(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 24, 2010
A "dear colleague" letter circulated this week by the office of Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) is urging House members to sign on to a letter to President Obama and Korean President Lee Myung-bak asking for substantive changes to the text of the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement. The letter is to be signed by both U.S. and South Korean legislators.
(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 24, 2010
Ways and Means Ranking Member David Camp (R-MI) told a Washington audience Sept. 22 that his first priority should Republicans take control of the House of Representatives would be to schedule hearings on the Colombia, Korea and Panama free trade agreements.
(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 24, 2010
National Economic Council Director Larry Summers last week chaired a high-level, inter-agency meeting on the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, where participants took stock of efforts to secure improvements to that FTA and discussed next steps but did not cover specific negotiating proposals, sources said.
(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 24, 2010
The Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus plans to send a letter on Sept. 27 to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk urging him to ensure that South Korean implementing regulations for its free trade agreement with the European Union do not undermine U.S. expected benefits under the U.S.-South Korea FTA, sources said.
(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 24, 2010
The Office of U.S. Trade Representative is weighing whether to make a new demand to South Korea in the context of improving the automotive provisions of the pending bilateral free trade agreement, according to informed sources.
(Daily News)
September 20, 2010

Darci Vetter, deputy under secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, last week said the administration wants to achieve full market access for U.S. beef from cattle of all ages into the South Korean market, as initially negotiated on April 18, 2008, as a way of resolving outstanding beef issues surrounding the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement.


(Daily News)
September 15, 2010

The co-chairman of the House Textile Caucus are urging House members to support their call for reopening the textile provisions of the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, which they charge is unfair to U.S. textile producers in its immediate tariff cuts for sensitive items, rules of origin and ineffective enforcement provisions.


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