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Broad U.S.-EU Trade Agreement Ties To Growth, Trade Chief Says

Publication — Bloomberg News Author — By Brian Wingfield Date — May 22, 2012 Website — www.bloomberg.com U.S. and European Union negotiators should focus on issues where economic relations can be improved immediately before they begin talks on a broad trade agreement, the U.S. trade ambassador said. “Our mutual, urgent needs to enhance growth and […]

Obama felt SKorea trade deal ‘fell short’

Yahoo News November 21, 2010 http://news.yahoo.com WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama failed to seal a sweeping trade pact with South Korea because he felt it was not in the best interests of the United States, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday. "The president didn?t finalize a deal in Korea because he was […]

Epic Fail: Obama’s Korean Disaster

His inability to secure a trade agreement with South Korea represents a major setback for a White House that had staked a lot on the successful completion of the accord. It also raises serious questions about the president’s comprehension of the challenges to achieve trade agreements and the importance of America’s economic engagement with the […]

Obama Tells Lee U.S. Wants Progress on Trade Accord

Bloomberg News By Hans Nichols and Julianna Goldman November 2, 2010 www.bloomberg.com   President Barack Obama told his South Korean counterpart that he hopes to use next week’s talks at the Group of 20 summit in Seoul to make progress on completing a free-trade agreement, according to a White House statement. South Korean President Lee […]

N.Z., Russia Agree to Begin Free Trade Accord Talks

Bloomberg Business Week By Tracy Withers May 31, 2010 businessweek.com New Zealand, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, agreed to begin work on a free trade accord with Russia, the world’s largest market for butter and cheese. Russia, the world’s fifth-largest food importer, will begin formal negotiations once studies are completed in coming months, Trade Minister […]

Cooling the planet without chilling trade

The Washington Post November 13, 2009 The Washington Post By C. Fred Bergsten and Lori Wallach Friday, November 13, 2009 www.washingtonpost.com There is a real danger that a collision between climate policy and trade agreements could derail two critical goals: controlling climate change and expanding trade. But this danger is avoidable. We are an unusual […]

U.S. ratification of free trade accord ‘matter of time’: official

Yonhap News – South Korea / via Ellinghuysen.com July 28, 2009 Seoul (Yonhap) — The United States will focus on working to ratify the pending free trade accord with South Korea later this year, Seoul’s top trade official said Tuesday, labeling the U.S. Congress’s approval of the pact as a "matter of time." The accord, […]

S Korea not to renegotiate on U.S. FTA

 China View July 15, 2009  SEOUL, July 15 (Xinhua) — South Korea reaffirmed that it has no plan to renegotiate its free trade agreement (FTA) signed with the United States, a high ranking trade official said Wednesday. "The trade pact is well-balanced, and our stance is ‘no renegotiation’ on the trade pact," Ah Ho-young, South […]

Global Leaders Pledge to Conclude WTO Accord by End of 2010

 Bloomberg News July 9, 2009 By Jennifer M. Freedman July 9 (Bloomberg) — The world’s eight leading industrial powers and five emerging nations will push to overcome protectionism and the biggest slump in commerce since World War II to win a global trade accord that has eluded them since 2001. The Group of Eight, joined by […]

Export-led economies say WTO deal urgently needed

 Reuters May 25, 2009 Call at WTO for end to new barriers to investment or trade * Appeal to resist resorting to protectionism in crisis By Laura MacInnis GENEVA, May 25 (Reuters) – Norway, Colombia, Singapore and Pakistan have banded together to push for an "urgently needed" Doha global trade deal, and to urge their trading […]

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