Volume 88 Issue 2 | pp. 30-32 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 11, 2010

Trade Deal In Limbo

Exporters seek ratification of U.S.-Korea trade pact amid rising protectionist sentiment in Congress
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Economy
Keywords: U.S.-Korea trade agreement, free trade

Business groups are calling on President Barack Obama to follow through on his recent pledge to win congressional approval of a long-delayed free-trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea. This pact has significant implications for chemical manufacturers and other big exporting industries.

“Words must now be matched by actions,” says Thomas J. Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business lobby. “Expanding exports are . . .

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