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Canada and South Korea Getting Closer to Free Trade Agreement
Canada and South Korea are very close to signing a long-delayed free trade deal after years of talks.
USAgnet – 3/10/2014

Poll: A majority wants Congress, White House to work together on trade
A new poll released Thursday shows that a majority of voters wants Congress and the White House to work together toward forging new free trade agreements.
The Hill – 2/20/2014

Obama's order aimed at streamlining export import process
President Obama today will sign an executive order aimed at streamlining the export and import process for U.S. businesses, the White House said.
AgriPulse – 2/19/2014

S.Korea's trade balance stays in black for 22 months
South Korea's trade balance stayed in the black for 22 straight months in November as a reduction in imports offset a slower increase in exports, a government report showed Sunday.
Xinhua – 12/1/2013

China's Economic Mercantilism
As the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) writes in Enough is Enough: Confronting Chinese Economic Mercantilism, through the mid-2000s Chinese economic policy largely focused on actively encouraging foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country, promising to be a low-cost production platform for foreign multinational corporations (MNCs).
Industry Week – 7/24/2013

China reports large trade deficit
China posted its largest trade deficit in at least a decade in February, after imports of commodities jumped as companies built up supplies.
BBC News – 3/11/2012

Equipment Makers Expect To Benefit From New Trade Pacts
U.S. construction equipment makers are expected to be among the industry sectors that stand to benefit from new trade agreements between the U.S. and South Korea, Columbia and Panama, government and industry officials say.
Engineering News Record – 10/14/2011

Congress Will Be Focusing on FTAs This Week
Senate is following House lead and acting swiftly on pending trade deals.
FarmFutures.com – 10/10/2011

Frustration Growing as FTAs Remain Undone
Frustration is the word wheat producers, commodity groups and even overseas customers of the United States are using to describe still-stalled free trade agreements.U.S.
FarmFutures.com – 8/24/2011

Canadian-Colombian Free Trade Agreement In Effect
The free trade agreement between Canada and Colombia became official last week. Most agricultural products from Canada will now enter Colombia duty free. U.S. products are still subject to a base tariff of 10% as the wait continues for the pending free trade agreement between the U.S. and Colombia to be sent to Congress and passed.
FarmFutures.com – 8/23/2011