Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friday: President To Sign Free Trade Agreements

President Obama will sign the Korea, Panama and Colombia Free Trade Agreements and the renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance during an Oval Office ceremony on Friday, the White House announced today. After, joined by business and labor leaders as well as workers who will benefit from the bill, the President will make remarks in the Rose Garden.

"In his remarks, President Obama will underscore that these trade agreements will significantly boost American exports, support tens of thousands of American jobs and protect labor rights, the environment and intellectual property," the White House said.

The fact sheets for the expected impact on America's agriculture sector:

*Fact Sheet On US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement [PDF]

*Economic Value of US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement [PDF]

*USTR agriculture information for South Korea agreement is here.

*USDA's Fact Sheet on Benefits For Agriculture [PDF]

Other fact sheets:

*Fact Sheet: Agriculture and the US-Panama Trade Agreement [PDF]

*Fact Sheet: Expanding US Markets For America's Farmers and Ranchers through US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement [PDF]

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