From Reuters, “U.S., S.Korea to meet on long-stalled free trade pact“, reporting on today’s meeting in San Francisco between U.S. and Korean trade officials to work on the major issues slowing enactment of a bilateral free trade agreement — notably beef and U.S. auto exports.
Doug Goudie, director of international trade policy at the National Association of Manufacturers, said he did not expect the two sides to announce a deal on Tuesday.
“But I would hope their discussions tomorrow put them a long way down the road toward an agreement on the outstanding issues,” Goudie said.
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk is meeting today with Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon.
The NAM’s Goudie recently returned from a business delegation’s trip to Korea. His reports are available below:
- Oct. 15, “From Korea, Thoughts on Tariffs, Jets and Chilean Wine“
- Oct. 15, “In Korea, an Approaching and Crucial Deadline for Trade“
- Oct. 14, “In Korea: Trade Pact’s Strong Defense of Intellectual Property Rights“
- Oct. 13, “From the DMZ: Freedom Villages and Flagpoles“
- Oct. 13, “U.S.-Korea Ties Build on Trade, Trust and Defense of Freedom“
- Oct. 12, “In Korea, Infrastructure, Consumer Spending, and Opportunities“
- Oct. 11, “In Korea, Business and Manufacturing Delegation Seeks Trade Opportunities“
Latest posts by Carter Wood (see all)
- Farewell from a Blogger - May 25, 2011
- Activist Ignore Evidence to Back Shakedown Suit Against Chevron - May 25, 2011
- More than a Lawsuit: A Circle of Political Pressure Against Chevron - May 25, 2011