Korea is already a key U.S. trading partner, and USCIB believes the FTA will solidify market access in this important and growing market for U.S. companies, providing a boost to employment at home and to U.S. competitiveness overall.
“We encourage the Obama administration to capitalize on this progress to further reinvigorate U.S. trade policy across the board,” stated USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. “For too long, we have waited on the sidelines while others have moved ahead. We have a lot of catching up to do.”
Mr. Robinson also said business would strongly support ratification of pending FTAs with Colombia and Panama, as well as completion of the WTO’s Doha Round. “Trade already supports 38 million jobs here in the United States,” he stated. “But we can do better. Indeed, to secure a lasting economic recovery, we must do better.”
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Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
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