White House Won't Push Incomplete FTAs, Official Says

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 6:01 PM EST) -- A key U.S. Department of Commerce official said Monday that the White House would not push for premature ratification votes on pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea before negotiators can resolve remaining kinks in the treaties.

While President Barack Obama supports ratification for all three deals, the White House is committed to resolving remaining points of contention to fully protect U.S. industries, workers and farmers before bringing any of the deals before Congress for a vote, Commerce Undersecretary for International Trade Francisco...
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