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Industry Statements Regarding the Entry into Force of the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement

American stakeholers are applauding the entry into force of the U.S.-Korea trade agreement. At President Obama’s direction, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative worked with Congress, stakeholders, and the Korean government to address outstanding issues with the agreement and win its overwhelming bipartisan approval in Congress last fall. Today, thousands of tariffs on U.S. exports to Korea will be eliminated, non-tariff barriers to U.S. goods and services will come down, and new protections will come into place for U.S. exporters, investors, and intellectual property rights holders.

Here is a sampling of what they are saying so far:

Korea Business Council

National Milk Producers Federation

National Association of Manufacturers

National Association of Wheat Growers

U.S. Dairy Export Council

Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S.

NW Cherries

USSEC- Soybeans

US Meat Export Federation

U.S. Poutry and Egg Industry