USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,333/10en-usU.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Shows Strong Results on Second AnniversaryWashington – On the second anniversary of the United States – Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), strong results are emerging as the agreement delivers new opportunities for American businesses and workers. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/March/US-Korea-Free-Trade-Agreement-Shows-Strong-Results-on-Second-Anniversary2014-03-12T04:00:00United States and Korea Hold First Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the United States-Korea Trade Agreement03/19/2013Washington, D.C. – Yesterday and today, government officials from the United States and Korea convened the first meeting of the Labor Affairs Council (LAC) under the United States-Korea trade agreement. Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Labor Affairs Lewis Karesh and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Acting Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs Carol Pier represented the United States on the LAC. The U.S. delegation also included other representatives from USTR, the Department of Labor, and the Department of State.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/march/US-Korea-LAC-meeting2013-03-19T04:00:00One Year Later, U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement Supports Growth in U.S. Manufacturing, Farm, Services Exports03/15/2013http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/march/korus-supports-growth2013-03-15T04:00:00United States and Korea Hold First Meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council under the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement02/14/2013http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/february/US-Korea-first-EAC-meeting2013-02-14T05:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Kirk Concludes First Meeting of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Joint Committee05/16/2012Washington, D.C. – Two months after the U.S.-Korea trade agreement entered into force on March 15, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today chaired the first meeting of the agreement’s Joint Committee, together with his Korean counterpart, Minister for Trade Bark Taeho. The Joint Committee is the premier committee under the agreement, responsible for supervising its implementation, coordinating the work of its other committees, and resolving issues that may arise.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/may/us-trade-representative-kirk-concludes-first-meeting-u2012-05-16T04:00:00Update on Implementation of Trade Agreements with Korea, Colombia, and PanamaPlease be advised that USTR is holding working-level meetings with Korea on December 19-20 to continue discussions related to implementation of the U.S.-Korea trade agreement. The delegations will discuss each other’s respective laws and regulations related to implementation of the trade agreement.USTR is continuing to receive and translate materials from Colombia regarding steps necessary to bring that agreement into force; U.S. officials are also continuing work with the Government of Panama to obtain the materials necessary to assess Panama’s implementation steps.# # #http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/december/update-implementation-trade-agreements-korea-colo2011-12-19T05:00:00Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Korean Parliament’s Passage of U.S.-Korea Free Trade AgreementWashington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk made the following statement today regarding the Korean parliament’s passage of legislation approving the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA):http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/november/statement-us-trade-representative-ron-kirk-korean2011-11-22T05:00:00Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk On Presidential Signature Of Trade LegislationWashington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today released a statement following President Barack Obama’s signature into law of legislation implementing the U.S.-Korea, U.S.-Colombia, and U.S.-Panama trade agreements, as well as Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) reforms, the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), and the Andean Trade Preference Act.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/october/statement-us-trade-representative-ron-kirk-preside2011-10-21T04:00:00USTR Kirk Comments Following Trade Markups In Senate Finance, House Ways and Means CommitteesWashington, D.C. — United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk issued a statement following informal markups in the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways & Means Committee of trade legislation. President Obama has called for the swift approval of trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, along with a bipartisan agreement on Trade Adjustment Assistance. From Ambassador Kirk:http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/july/ambassador-ron-kirk-comments-following-trade-markups2011-07-07T04:00:00Statement from USTR Kirk Regarding Announcement of House Ways & Means Committee Markup Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk issued a statement today regarding the scheduling by the House Committee on Ways and Means of informal or “mock” markups for three separate implementing bills for pending trade agreements between the United States and South Korea, between the United States and Colombia, and between the United States and Panama. From Ambassador Kirk:http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/july/statement-us-trade-representative-ron-kirk-regarding2011-07-05T04:00:00