White House Expects Colombia, Panama Deals In 2011

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 2:29 PM EST) -- The Obama administration will bring its renegotiated South Korea trade deal to Congress within weeks and hopes to introduce revised trade agreements with Panama and Colombia by the end of 2011, the administration’s top trade officer said Wednesday.

Testifying before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk tried to fend off Republican criticism that the delayed Latin American trade deals are fundamentally damaging the U.S.’s export position and Democratic concerns that poorly considered trade deals could hurt domestic workers and American...
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