Industry Leaders Back Korea, Panama, Colombia FTAs

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 2:40 PM EST) -- Industry leaders lobbied for pending free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama before the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, and the committee chairman said he hoped to bring all three up for consideration within six months.

Representatives from the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Farm Bureau Federation, MetLife and Ford Motor Co. expressed strong support for the current versions of the three pending trade agreements in their testimony Tuesday, especially the U.S.-Korea agreement, which U.S. trade officials estimate could add more...
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