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Businesses, Politicians Clash Over US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (2011-2-8)

Since December, when President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak announced that they made further progress on US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS-FTA), the agreement has been highly debated on its way to Congress.

No Free Trade Agreement for US, Taiwan (2010-7-19)

The US has squashed a potential free trade agreement with Taiwan over disputes concerning US beef.

Boeing Urges Progress Towards Trade Agreements (2010-5-27)

Chief executive of Boeing is urging Congress to pass languishing free trade agreements with Colombia and South Korea.

US & Singapore Review Free Trade Agreement (2010-1-7)

On December 3rd, the US and Singapore got together to hold their 5th annual free trade agreement review, covering activities, progress, & new issues.

Obama Hopes to Pass KORUS Trade Agreement By 2010 (2009-11-20)

While visiting South Korea, President Obama announced his intention to pass the South Korea-US free trade agreement that is currently on hold, pending approval in Congress. From the New York Times, on Thursday: At a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Mr. Obama and the president of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak, both declared their desire [...]

NAFTA: US, Mexico at Odds over ‘Dolphin-Safe’ Tuna (2009-11-6)

The US is seeking talks with Mexico to determine who should field their complaint over ‘dolphin-safe’ tuna. In March, Mexico filed a complaint with the WTO regarding US labeling rules. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) believes that the issue should be resolved by a NAFTA panel rather than the WTO, as trade disputes involving [...]

Possible US, Japan Free Trade Agreement (2009-10-15)

The US may be close to pursuing a free trade agreement with Japan, according to the US Ambassador to Japan. Currently they are talking about a schedule to meet to discuss the potential agreement.  Read more below from Bloomberg: President Barack Obama wants to sign a free trade pact with Japan, U.S. Ambassador to Japan [...]

Ecuador and Free Trade Agreements (2009-7-2)

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa speaks with Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow in an interesting video/podcast. Pres. Correa briefly touches upon his views on free trade agreements, quoted below from Democracy Now. AMY GOODMAN: You are not talking about a free trade agreement with the United States, but you are with the European Union. Why? PRESIDENT RAFAEL [...]