Asian FTAs May Cause Drop In US Food Exports

Law360, New York (April 13, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Department of Agriculture study released Tuesday suggests that two recently implemented free trade agreements reached by an alliance of Southeast Asian nations could result in a 6 percent drop in U.S. agricultural exports to the region.

The study released Tuesday by the Economic Research Service of the USDA suggested that U.S. agricultural exports to countries represented by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, would be moderately affected by free trade agreements ASEAN has negotiated with China and with Australia and New Zealand...
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