The Environment Chapter of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement contains groundbreaking elements that were first outlined on May 10, 2007, in a bipartisan, Congressional
The U.S.-South Korea trade agreement sets high standards for protection of workers’ rights in tra
Foreign investment delivers significant economic benefits to U.S.
The financial services chapter in the U.S.-South Korea trade agreement provides extensive market access into South Korea for American financial services firms – supplementing and modifying the agreement’s rules on investment
The White House issued a statement from President Obama on Friday, December 3, announcing the U.S.-Korea trade agreement. You can see the statement here.
FACT SHEET: Overview of the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement
President Obama is committed to pursuing an ambitious trade agenda that will help grow our economy and support good jobs for U.S. workers by opening new markets. To achieve that objective, we seek to provide a level playing field that creates economic opportunities for U.S. workers, companies, farmers, and ranchers, and that ensures our trading partners have acceptable working conditions and respect fundamental labor rights. As part of this broader trade agenda, the Obama Administration has worked closely with the government of Colombia to address serious and immediate labor concerns.
Ambassadors Kirk, Marantis, and Punke traveled to Big Sky, Montana to chair and participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 Meeting of Ministers Related to Trade (MRT) from May 17-21, 2011. Ambassador Kirk chaired the MRT Meeting.
See all APEC 2011 Information here.
We recently received a question from Anna in Maryland about the U.S.-Korea trade agreement and growing American jobs.
"In light of the recent FTA with Korea, will that increase or have a significant impact on U.S. jobs? If so, in what industries may we see this impact take place?"
Ambassador Kirk responds: