Bloomberg, “Trade Deals Needed to Aid U.S. Exports, Farmers Say“:
May 3 (Bloomberg) — Congress should pass U.S. free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to meet President Barack Obama’s goal of doubling exports in the next five years, a group of agricultural trade groups said.
Legislation to pass the agreements, which would boost U.S. agricultural exports by $2.5 billion, has stalled in Congress, Bob Stallman, the president of the American Farm Bureau Association, said today on a conference call with reporters from Washington. Without the agreements, the U.S. may lose market share in those three countries to competing exporters including Canada and the European Union, Stallman said.
- The Farm Bureau’s release, “AFBF: Congress Should Stop Dragging its Feet on FTAs.”
- Dow-Jones, “Canada Minister Confident Of EU Trade Pact Before End 2011“
- AFP, “EU president wants closer Japan ties, freer trade“
- Indian Express, “India as needy of free-trade pact as us: EU ambassador“
- Ukrinform, “Ukraine, Turkey ready to intensify talks on drafting free trade area agreement”
- Bloomberg, “Brison Says Colombia-Canada Trade Pact May Spur U.S. Lawmakers“
- Focus Taiwan, “Trade pact with China to help Taiwan forge FTAs: minister“
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