!"#$%#&'#(!)*++!

"Þass Langu|sh|ng Iree
1rade Þacts"
,-..#/$01-2!"%/(!3(-'4.#!
!"#$%&'(%')&&%
"kat|fy 1rade Þacts w|th
korea, Þanama, Co|omb|a"
"/.!5(/.6-260!78(0.-61#!
*"+",-%&.(%')&&%
"Iree 1rade, Now"
902!:.;#1#2!3-&#2!
*"+",-%&'(%')&)%
"Þass 1rade Þacts: Create
More Iobs"
"/.!:.%0.-0!<=$(#22>?#@2!
*"+",-%&/(%')&&%
"Þres|dent, Congress Must
Act on 1rade Agreements"
A/.2/2!7-%B!"%/(!
*"+",-%'0(%')&&%
"Þass 1rade
Agreements - Now"
71#C#1/.D!E1/-.!F#/1#(!
!"12%&)(%')&&%
"Iree the Iree-
1rade Agreements"
G/28-.;%0.!E02%!
!"#$%0(%')&&%
"New 1rade Agreements
W||| ne|p Create Iobs"
G-1&-.;%0.!?#@2!H04(./1!
*"+",-%&)(%')&&%
!
!
? ?<G"E:E<I"! <G"E:E<I"! : :7IJ""! 7IJ""! : :,<IK 7:! ,<IK 7:! : :LI<< LI<<M M !
I1'5 1IML 1C AÞÞkCVL U.5. 1kADL
AGkLLMLN15 WI1n CCLCM8IA, ÞANAMA AND
5CU1n kCkLA



"Congress nurts
Lconomy by 5ta|||ng
on Iree 1rade Dea|s"
F#%(0-%!?#@2!
!"12%&0(%')&&%
"Þass 1rade Þacts"
"/1%!9/N#!7-%B!
F#2#(#%!?#@2!
342%'/(%')&&%
"1rade Þacts
Wou|d 8r|ng Iobs"
?#@2D/B!
!"12%/(%')&&%
"Iree 1rade: 1rade
Þacts Long Cverdue"
510(-D/!3-&#2>O.-0.!
!"#$%&5(%')&&%
"Lconomy Wou|d 8enef|t
from Iree-1rade Dea|s"
F/B%0./!P#/68!?#@2>H04(./1!
*"+",-%&6(%')&&%
"Wash|ngton 5hou|d
Move Ahead on 1rade"
E0(%1/.D!E(#22!Q#(/1D!
!"12%'7(%')&&%
"Ireer 1rade a Must"
P02%0.!Q#(/1D!
!"12%6(%')&&%
1

1A8LL CI CCN1LN15

LDI1CkIAL5 IN 5UÞÞCk1 CI 1nL ÞLNDING U.5. 1kADL AGkLLMLN15
ALA8AMA ................................................................................................................................ 6

MonLaomerv AdverLlser: korean Lrade pacL could boosL Alabama !obs
CALIICkNIA ............................................................................................................................. 6

Los Anaeles 1lmes: Conaress musL pass Lrade pacL wlLh Colombla
Los Anaeles 1lmes: uon'L lanore Colombla
Los Anaeles 1lmes: lree 1rade, now
Los Anaeles 1lmes: lree Lrade flnallv aeLLlna due aLLenLlon from Cbama
SacramenLo 8ee: Conaress musL move on Lrade pacL wlLh korea
San lranclsco Chronlcle: 8aLlfv Lrade pacLs wlLh korea, Þanama, Colombla
San lranclsco Chronlcle: lree Lrade pacLs needed now
San lranclsco Chronlcle: 1lme for free-Lrade pacL wlLh SouLh korea
San lranclsco Chronlcle: u.S. needs Lo push forward on free Lrade
CCLCkADC .............................................................................................................................. 9

uenver ÞosL: SouLh korea free-Lrade deal would beneflL Colorado
DLLAWAkL .............................................................................................................................. 9

WllmlnaLon news !ournal: SeparaLe Lhe aood ldeas from Lhe pollLlcs
WllmlnaLon news !ournal: new Lrade aareemenLs wlll help creaLe [obs
DI51kIC1 CI CCLUM8IA ......................................................................................................... 10

WashlnaLon 1lmes: Cbama Lrades awav opporLunlLv
ILCkIDA ................................................................................................................................ 10

uavLona 8each news-!ournal: Lconomv would beneflL from free-Lrade deals
llorlda 1lmes-unlon: lree 1rade: 1rade pacLs lona overdue
Mlaml Perald: ÞollLlcs on Lrade Lrumps common sense
Mlaml Perald: 8enealna on a deal
Mlaml Perald: Move forward on Colombla l1A
Mlaml Perald: Ck Lrade [obs
Crlando SenLlnel: llorlda Lrade LreaLv: llorlda Lrade pacL needs Lo happen, for Lhe economv
Crlando SenLlnel: korea Lrade
Crlando SenLlnel: Colombla 1rade ueal
Crlando SenLlnel: 1he aood flahL and free Lrade wlLh SouLh korea
Crlando SenLlnel: 1rade 1urnabouL?
SL. ÞeLersbura 1lmes: 1rade deals aood for llorlda
Sun SenLlnel: llorlda needs Conaress Lo approve Lrade pacLs
Sun SenLlnel: Approve free Lrade pacL now, or rlsk loslna ouL Lo Lhe Luropean unlon
Sun SenLlnel: 1lme Lo move Colombla free Lrade pacL Lo Lhe prlorlLv llsL
GLCkGIA ............................................................................................................................... 15

Savannah Mornlna news: A wln-wln



2

nAWAII .................................................................................................................................. 16

Ponolulu SLar AdverLlser: ÞacL Lo boosL buslness Lles wlLh korea would help Pawall
ILLINCI5 ................................................................................................................................. 16

Chlcaao 1rlbune: lree 1rade, WlLhouL Apoloales
Chlcaao 1rlbune: Cne SLep lorward. lree Lrade aareemenL wlLh SouLh korea should be [usL a sLarL
!ournal SLar: ln [obs-sLarved Amerlca, Llme for Conaress Lo move on Lrade pacL wlLh SouLh korea
kAN5A5 ................................................................................................................................. 17

WlchlLa Laale: 8aLlfv Lrade aareemenLs
kLN1UCk¥ ............................................................................................................................. 17

LexlnaLon Perald-Leader: CCÞ sLalls Lrade deals LhaL beneflL kv.
LCUI5IANA ............................................................................................................................. 18

AdvocaLe: 1rade ÞacLs Pelp 8ecoverv
MAINL ................................................................................................................................... 18

ÞorLland Þress Perald: WashlnaLon should move ahead on Lrade
MA55ACnU5L115 ................................................................................................................... 18

8osLon Clobe: A deal worLh walLlna for
8osLon Perald: lreer Lrade a musL
WorcesLer 1elearam: Peld hosLaae
WorcesLer 1elearam: 1rade now
WorcesLer 1elearam: Cbama can score bla on korea deal
MICnIGAN ............................................................................................................................. 20

ueLrolL news: Conaress hurLs economv bv sLalllna on free Lrade deals wlLh Lhree kev markeLs
MINNL5C1A .......................................................................................................................... 20

SL. Þaul Þloneer Þress: lor more-free Lrade wlLh korea
SL. Þaul Þloneer Þress: lor free Lrade wlLh Colombla
SLar 1rlbune: Þass lanaulshlna free Lrade pacLs
SLar 1rlbune: Cbama musL prove he means buslness
MI55CUkI .............................................................................................................................. 22

kansas ClLv SLar: ÞresldenL, Conaress musL acL on Lrade aareemenLs
kansas ClLv SLar: Conaress should sLop dlLherlna on Lrade aareemenLs
kansas ClLv SLar: Þass Lrade aareemenLs Lo lncrease Amerlcan exporLs
kansas ClLv SLar: Þush ahead on Lhree Lrade pacLs
kansas ClLv SLar: Cbama's exporL aoal needs a blaaer push
kansas ClLv SLar: vlLal proaress on free Lrade
NL8kA5kA ............................................................................................................................. 24

Llncoln !ournal SLar: no more delav on korean Lrade pacL

3

NLVADA ................................................................................................................................. 24

Las veaas 8evlew-!ournal: Cne wav Lo push a [obs aaenda
Las veaas 8evlew-!ournal: 1rade deals
NLW nAMÞ5nIkL .................................................................................................................. 25

unlon Leader: Cbama's Lrade block: PurLlna Lhe economv
NLW ¥Ckk ............................................................................................................................. 25

newsdav: 1rade ÞacLs Would 8rlna !obs
ÞosL-SLandard: uS-korea 1rade: Whv raLlfv free Lrade aareemenL? !obs, [obs, [obs
NCk1n DAkC1A .................................................................................................................... 26

8lsmarck 1rlbune: 1he role of lnLernaLlonal Lrade
CnIC ...................................................................................................................................... 26

Þlaln uealer: lree-Lrade deals leave u.S. behlnd
Þlaln uealer: Þass Lrade aareemenLs - now
Þlaln uealer: korea free-Lrade deal wlll help u.S. and Chlo
Þlaln uealer: A Cleveland Lo-do llsL for ÞresldenL Cbama
1oledo 8lade: Cood Lrade deal
knCDL I5LAND ...................................................................................................................... 28

Þrovldence !ournal: uo Colombla Lrade deal
5CU1n CAkCLINA .................................................................................................................. 28

ÞosL and Courler: Cbama's Lrade pollcv deflclL
ÞosL and Courler: Advance pendlna Lrade pacLs
ÞosL and Courler: 8e counLed on free Lrade
1LNNL55LL ............................................................................................................................ 29

ChaLLanooaa 1lmes: 1ennessee [obs and SouLh korea
Commerclal Appeal: A close look aL korea
1LkA5 .................................................................................................................................... 30

uallas Mornlna news: A needed wln for free Lrade
uallas Mornlna news: Where Cbama's SLaLe of Lhe unlon should lead
PousLon Chronlcle: 1rade wlLh korea
San AnLonlo Lxpress-news: Þass Lrade pacLs, creaLe more [obs
San AnLonlo Lxpress-news: ueal on Lrade pacLs ls a wlnner
San AnLonlo Lxpress-news: Move swlfLlv on free Lrade deals
San AnLonlo Lxpress-news: korean Lrade pacL merlLs broad supporL
San AnLonlo Lxpress-news: 1lme Lo advance free Lrade pacLs
San AnLonlo Lxpress-news: Conaress musL acL on free Lrade
San AnLonlo Lxpress-news: 1ake acLlon on free Lrade pacLs
San AnLonlo Lxpress-news: Cbama LouLs free Lrade Lo wrona audlence




4

U1An ..................................................................................................................................... 33

uesereL news: Þass Lrade pacLs
uesereL news: 8aLlfv free Lrade pacLs
VIkGINIA ................................................................................................................................ 34

8lchmond 1lmes-ulspaLch: 1rade aareemenLs: uon'L bllnk
WA5nING1CN ....................................................................................................................... 34

uallv news: 1rade deal would be a boon for WashlnaLon
uallv news: Cbama needs Lo back up Lrade Lalk wlLh acLlon
news 1rlbune: Conaress musL fasL-Lrack korean Lrade pacL
news 1rlbune: WlLhouL Lrade pacL, u.S. forfelLs korean markeL
SeaLLle 1lmes: SouLh korea opens for buslness
Spokane Spokesman-8evlew: 1rade pacLs, worker ald are aood for our counLrv
WI5CCN5IN ............................................................................................................................ 36

Wlsconsln SLaLe !ournal: 1rade wlLh Chlna fuels CM
Wlsconsln SLaLe !ournal: CeL behlnd Cbama Lrade deal
NA1ICNAL .............................................................................................................................. 37

8loombera: Cheap CoaLs, 8lockaded Parbors and Lhe value of lree 1rade
ChrlsLlan Sclence MonlLor: SouLh korea Lrade pacL: uS beachhead for pacLs wlLh !apan, Chlna
ChrlsLlan Sclence MonlLor: !obs, [obs, [obs: lor Cbama, Lhev lle ln more exporLs
lnvesLor's 8uslness uallv: A lree-1rade llnale AL LasL?
lnvesLor's 8uslness uallv: Cf Þork And 1rade
lnvesLor's 8uslness uallv: WanL More !obs? 1he ldeas Are CuL 1here
lnvesLor's 8uslness uallv: lree 1rade Clves 1he Lconomv A 8la LlfL
lnvesLor's 8uslness uallv: A lree-1rade lasL Cne
lnvesLor's 8uslness uallv: Loslna CuL Cn 1rade
lnvesLor's 8uslness uallv: lreelna up 1rade
new ?ork 1lmes: 8reaklna 1hrouah on Lrade
new ?ork 1lmes: More 1rade lollles
new ?ork 1lmes: no Wav Lo 8un a 1rade Þollcv
new ?ork 1lmes: A Sound 1rade ueal WlLh SouLh korea
new ?ork 1lmes: SouLh korea ls a SLarL
new ?ork 1lmes: WalLlna for a 1rade Þollcv
uSA 1odav: 1rade deal wlLh SouLh korea deserves rapld raLlflcaLlon
uSA 1odav: WanL Lo CreaLe !obs? Þass Lona-sLalled 1rade ÞacLs
Wall SLreeL !ournal: 1he 8laaesL 1rade 8arrler
Wall SLreeL !ournal: 1rumplna 1rumka - 1he WhlLe Pouse flnallv moves on Lhe Colombla free Lrade deal
Wall SLreeL !ournal: 1he 1rade LqulvocaLor
Wall SLreeL !ournal: A korea-u.S. 1rade ueal, AL LasL
Wall SLreeL !ournal: A 8eLLer C-20 Aaenda
Wall SLreeL !ournal: Cbama's CuLsourced 1rade Þollcv
Wall SLreeL !ournal: World 1arlff Wars
Wall SLreeL !ournal: Cbama's LxporL Aaenda and korean Cars
Wall SLreeL !ournal: A LaLln 8ole Model
Wall SLreeL !ournal: Cne Cbama Cheer on 1rade
WashlnaLon ÞosL: lree Lrade musL noL be a casualLv of Lhe currencv wars
WashlnaLon ÞosL: lree Lhe free-Lrade aareemenLs
WashlnaLon ÞosL: Mr. Cbama's free-Lrade deal wlLh Colombla
WashlnaLon ÞosL: 1lme Lo acL on free Lrade
WashlnaLon ÞosL: Loslna ouL ln LaLln Amerlca
3


WashlnaLon ÞosL: lree 1rade wlLh SouLh korea
WashlnaLon ÞosL: A Llme for free Lrade
WashlnaLon ÞosL: SmarL Lrade
WashlnaLon ÞosL: Wlll WashlnaLon LreaL Colombla's SanLos as an allv?
WashlnaLon ÞosL: Salesman ln chlef
WashlnaLon ÞosL: 1lme Lo Lrade
WashlnaLon ÞosL: 1he [obs [ob
6

A|abama


!
Ld|tor|a|: korean trade pact cou|d boost A|abama [obs
*89:1%'(%')&)%
%
ºWhlle Lhls Lrade aareemenL makes sense for Lhe naLlon, lL makes even areaLer sense
for Alabama. ln 2008, korea was Alabama's elahL laraesL exporL markeL. Alabama's
exporLs Lo korea lncreased 22 percenL from 2004 Lhrouah 2008."

Ca||forn|a


Ld|tor|a|: Congress must pass trade pact w|th Co|omb|a
*89:1%&&(%')&&%

º1hls pacL wlll help u.S. flrms and farmers remaln compeLlLlve bv ellmlnaLlna Laxes on
kev exporLs and allowlna corn, rlce and oLher aarlculLural producLs Lo enLer Colombla
duLv free. 8lahL now, Colomblan producLs enLer Lhe u.S. wlLhouL pavlna anv Larlffs, buL
u.S. producLs face hlah Laxes Lhere. 1he lnLernaLlonal 1rade Commlsslon has esLlmaLed
Lhe aareemenL wlll lncrease exporLs of u.S. aoods bv $1.1 bllllon."



Ld|tor|a|: Don't Ignore Co|omb|a
349;<%&=(%')&&%

ºColombla ls Lhe second-laraesL reclplenL of u.S. ald ln Lhe Amerlcas, afLer Mexlco, and
Lrade beLween Lhe Lwo counLrles ls more Lhan $23 bllllon. now, Lhe unlLed SLaLes'
fallure Lo approve Lhe aareemenL ls hurLlna bllaLeral relaLlons. Conaress and Lhe
presldenL should move qulcklv Lo approve lL (alona wlLh Lhe proposed free-Lrade
aareemenL wlLh Þanama, whlch has also been sLalled). 1he Llme ls rlahL."

7





Ld|tor|a|: Iree 1rade, Now
*"+",-%&'(%')&)%

ºÞresldenL Cbama has lndlcaLed LhaL he lnLends Lo flnallze a lona-overdue free Lrade
aareemenL wlLh Colombla. We hope he means lL. lL ls unforLunaLe LhaL Conaress dld
noL raLlfv Lhe aareemenL when Colomblan ÞresldenL Alvaro urlbe was ln offlce...8uL Lhe
elecLlon of hls successor, ÞresldenL !uan Manuel SanLos, offers a chance Lo demonsLraLe
conLlnued frlendshlp and Lo bealn an era of new economlc opporLunlLles. And LhaL can'L
happen Loo soon." !




Ld|tor|a|: Iree trade f|na||y gett|ng due attent|on from Cbama
>$?9"492%0(%')&)%
%
ºLxporLs and lnLernaLlonal Lrade mav be arcane Loplcs Lo Amerlcans preoccupled wlLh
economlc concerns nearer Lo home: keeplna a [ob, flndlna a [ob, maklna car pavmenLs
or avoldlna foreclosure. 8uL lnLernaLlonal Lrade ls responslble for Lhe flnanclal sLablllLv
of one ln flve Amerlcans. Þollcles LhaL open markeLs around Lhe world Lo u.S.
manufacLurers and arowers also make a hefLv local lnvesLmenL."



Ld|tor|a|: Congress must move on trade pact w|th korea
*89:1%&6(%')&&%

ºCallfornla has an enormous sLake ln Lhe ouLcome. ln 2008, korea was Lhe flfLh laraesL
exporL markeL for sLaLe aoods, LoLallna $7.7 bllllon. under Lhe aareemenL, korean duLles
would be ellmlnaLed on Callfornla aarlculLure producLs such as almonds, plsLachlos,
ralslns, wlne and frozen [ulce. Callfornla's fllm and enLerLalnmenL lndusLrles would also
beneflL, wlLh sLrona proLecLlons for lnLellecLual properLv."


8





Ld|tor|a|: kat|fy trade pacts w|th korea, Þanama, Co|omb|a
*"+",-%&.(%')&&%
%
ºA u.S.-korea Lrade deal ls expecLed Lo lncrease u.S. aross domesLlc producL bv $11
bllllon, creaLe 70,000 [obs - and re-esLabllsh Lhe unlLed SLaLes as SouLh korea's laraesL
Lradlna parLner. lncreaslna u.S. exporLs bv lowerlna Lrade barrlers ls a wav Lo sLlmulaLe
[ob creaLlon wlLhouL aovernmenL subsldles. A naLlon wlLh 9 percenL unemplovmenL
cannoL afford Lo pass up such opporLunlLles."




Ld|tor|a|: Iree trade pacts needed now
!"12%'&(%')&&%
%
º.[1]he Cbama admlnlsLraLlon made lncreaslna exporLs Lhe llnchpln of lLs plan Lo
sLlmulaLe domesLlc [ob arowLh. 1he Cfflce of Lhe u.S. 1rade 8epresenLaLlve calculaLes
LhaL everv $1 bllllon ln new exporLs supporLs 6,000 addlLlonal Amerlcan [obs. 1he SouLh
korean aareemenL alone ls expecLed Lo lncrease u.S. exporLs bv $10 bllllon Lo $11
bllllon. Callfornla, wlLh lLs sLrona Lechnoloalcal and aarlculLural lndusLrles, ls polsed Lo
aaln especlallv from compleLlna Lhese pacLs."




Ld|tor|a|: 1|me for free-trade pact w|th 5outh korea
@AB$C?$9%&&(%')&)%

º[1he aareemenL] offers a aenulne chance Lo add u.S. [obs, bond Lwo allles ever closer
and LesL chances for blparLlsan aareemenL afLer lasL week's elecLlons were won handllv
bv 8epubllcans. u.S. 1rade 8epresenLaLlve 8on klrk has sald Lhe pacL could add $11
bllllon Lo Lhe u.S. aross domesLlc producL."

9

!


Ld|tor|a|: U.5. needs to push forward on free trade
!"#$%&=(%')&)%
%
º8rlnalna down Lrade barrlers could creaLe mllllons of new [obs, Lled Lo evervLhlna from
alrcrafL Lo almondsDE%
%
%
Co|orado


Ld|tor|a|: 5outh korea free-trade dea| wou|d benef|t Co|orado
*89:1%'7(%')&&%
%
ºA free-Lrade aareemenL wlLh korea has been on hold for far Loo lona, desplLe a lack of
compelllna araumenLs Lo counLer lL. We hope.Conaress wlll flnallv aeL down Lo
buslness on Lhe deal - and pass lL."


De|aware






Ld|tor|a|: 5eparate the good |deas from the po||t|cs
F$8-$C?$9%.(%')&&%
%
º[ÞresldenL Cbama] also called on Conaress Lo pass free-Lrade aareemenLs wlLh
Þanama, Colombla and SouLh korea. All Lhree ldeas are solld and should be pursued..."




10







Ld|tor|a|: New trade agreements w||| he|p create [obs
*"+",-%&)(%')&&%
%
º1he passaae of Lhe aareemenLs wlLh Colombla, SouLh korea and Þanama wlll pav off for
Amerlcan buslnesses and workers. 1he Lrade aareemenLs would reduce or ellmlnaLe
Larlffs on Amerlcan producLs. ÞresldenL Cbama has rlahLlv sald Amerlca's fuLure lles ln
exporLlna Amerlcan aoods and servlces. 1haL means exporLlna Lhe Lhlnas we make, noL
Lhe [obs we have. We urae Conaress Lo pass Lhe aareemenLs."
D|str|ct of Co|umb|a



Ld|tor|a|: Cbama trades away opportun|ty
342%/(%')&&%
%
º.[l]f Lhe uemocraLlc Conaress had acLed on Lhe SouLh korea Lrade deal when ÞresldenL
Ceorae W. 8ush neaoLlaLed lL, Amerlcan auLo parLs makers would have duLv-free access
Lo SouLh korea nexL vear. now LhaL's puL off aL leasL unLll 2016. u.S. manufacLurers are
loslna ouL on Lhe klnds of deals LhaL would aeneraLe Lhousands of hlah-pavlna [obs."

I|or|da









Ld|tor|a|: Lconomy wou|d benef|t from free-trade dea|s
%
*"+",-%&6(%')&&%

ºln Lhe flnal analvsls, exporLlna Lo arowlna naLlons creaLes [obs, opens new markeLs Lo
u.S. aoods and sLrenaLhens bonds beLween naLlons. ÞresldenL Cbama's slanaLure on Lhe
Lrade aareemenLs ls lona overdue."
11




Ld|tor|a|: Iree trade: 1rade pacts |ong overdue
!"#$%&5(%')&&%

º1hese LreaLles would puL Amerlcan workers on a more level 'plavlna fleld' on
lnLernaLlonal markeLs, helplna arow u.S. emplovmenL - someLhlna LhaL ls badlv needed
wlLh more Lhan 9 percenL of Lhe workforce unemploved."




Ld|tor|a|: Þo||t|cs on trade trumps common sense
F$8-$C?$9%0(%')&&%

ºAccordlna Lo Lhe u.S. lnLernaLlonal 1rade Commlsslon, Lhe aareemenLs would expand
exporLs of Amerlcan aoods bv $12 bllllon. 1haL lncludes evervLhlna from LracLors Lo
wheaL Lo Lechnoloav producLs. 1hese deals produce [obs and lncome on Lhe farm, ln
facLorles and ln supporLlna buslnesses."




Ld|tor|a|: keneg|ng on a dea|
!"#$%7(%')&&%

ºWhaL ls parLlcularlv frusLraLlna abouL Lhe laLesL hana-up ls LhaL pracLlcallv evervone
aarees Lhe Lrade pacLs are a no-bralner. 1hev would supporL Lens of Lhousands of [obs ln
Lhls counLrv aL a Llme when unemplovmenL remalns sLubbornlv hlah. 1he deal wlLh
Colombla alone ls expecLed Lo boosL u.S. exporLs bv $1 bllllon, lmprovlna Lhe u.S. Lrade
balance, and lncrease buslness and commerce aL Lhe ÞorL of Mlaml bv a slanlflcanL
measure."


12




Ld|tor|a|: Move forward on Co|omb|a I1A
*89:1%=(%')&&%

ºColombla ls SouLh llorlda's second-laraesL Lrade parLner (afLer 8razll), wlLh $6.86
bllllon ln LoLal Lrade ln 2010. A free Lrade aareemenL faclllLaLes commerce beLween Lhe
Lwo counLrles and wlll have a poslLlve economlc lmpacL on Lhls communlLv. Approval of
Lhe aareemenL would also help u.S. exporLs Lo Colombla. lL's a wln-wln deal."!!




Ld|tor|a|: Ck trade [obs
%349;<%5(%')&&%

ºlf Lhere's one Lhlna WashlnaLon can do Lo help lLself and also alve SouLh llorlda a bla
boosL - wlLhouL provldlna a cenL of federal monev - lL's Lo approve Lhe lona-sLalled
Colombla and Þanama lree 1rade AcLs. 1rade ls Lhe economlc llfeblood of Lhls
communlLv (Lhe porL a prlme example) and Lrade wlLh Colombla means [obs here."






Ld|tor|a|: I|or|da trade treaty: I|or|da trade pact needs to happen,
for the economy
!"#$%&=(%')&&%

ºllorlda's economv badlv needs Lhe Lrade deals. WlLh a kev economlc enalne, real
esLaLe, sLlll ln neuLral, forelan Lrade could boosL commerce and servlces aL a Llme when
llorlda's unemplovmenL remalns aL double-dlalL levels. Conaresslonal uemocraLs need
Lo supporL Lhese pacLs. llorlda's economv ls counLlna on Lhem."



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Ld|tor|a|: korea trade
*89:1%''(%')&&%
º1he u.S.-SouLh korea deal ls parLlcularlv lmporLanL Lo llorlda. lL would phase ouL
duLles on medlcal equlpmenL and oLher lLems manufacLured ln Lhe sLaLe, and
lmmedlaLelv ellmlnaLe duLles on llorlda aarlculLural producLs. 1he expanslon of Lhe
Þanama Canal, seL for 2014, could lncrease Lhe volume of Lrade beLween Asla and porLs
ln llorlda. lL's Lhe rlahL Llme for Lhe sLaLe's conaresslonal deleaaLlon Lo close ranks
behlnd Lhe korea deal."
!
!
!

Ld|tor|a|: Co|omb|a 1rade Dea|
349;<%'(%')&&%
!
ºlL's welcome news LhaL Lhe Cbama admlnlsLraLlon ls - aL lasL - puLLlna kev Lrade
LreaLles on lLs Lo-do llsL for Lhls vear, lncludlna one wlLh Colombla, a kev Lrade parLner
for llorlda. WlLh hlah unemplovmenL, and a weak economlc recoverv, our sLaLe needs
a boosL from more Lrade."
!




Ld|tor|a|: 1he good f|ght and free trade w|th 5outh korea
>$?9"492%&/(%')&&%

º1he [kC8uS l1A] would mean areaLer access for llorlda's manufacLurers and farmers
Lo Lhe world's 13Lh laraesL economv. SouLh korea's Larlffs on producLs exporLed from
Lhe Sunshlne SLaLe, from medlcal equlpmenL Lo frozen oranae [ulce, would be
ellmlnaLed. Whlle Lhe u.S. aareemenL has been sLuck ln neuLral, Amerlca's economlc
rlvals, lncludlna Lhe Luropean unlon, have reached Lhelr own deals wlLh SouLh korea. lf
Conaress doesn'L acL, Lhe resulLlna compeLlLlve dlsadvanLaae for u.S. exporLers wlll cosL
opporLunlLles and [obs ln llorlda."
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Ld|tor|a|: 1rade 1urnabout?
!4#"492%'.(%')&)%
%
º1he presldenL vowed ln hls speech Lo sLrenaLhen Lrade relaLlons wlLh SouLh korea,
Colombla and Þanama - Lhree counLrles whose deals wlLh Lhe u.S. have been sLuck for
vears awalLlna approval from Conaress. We hope acLlons follow hls words."





Ld|tor|a|: 1rade dea|s good for I|or|da
!"12%0(%')&&%

º1aken LoaeLher, Lhe Lrlo of free Lrade aareemenLs wlLh SouLh korea, Colombla and
Þanama are worLh nearlv $13 bllllon ln enhanced commerce Lo u.S. lndusLrv and
aarlculLural lnLeresLs as well as poLenLlallv 230,000 [obs."





Ld|tor|a|: I|or|da needs Congress to approve trade pacts
!"#$%&6(%')&&%

º1he Cbama admlnlsLraLlon and conaresslonal 8epubllcans, Lhankfullv, seem ln svnc on
Lhese lssues. lL's Llme LhaL conaresslonal uemocraLs also supporL Lhese pacLs. llorlda's
economv badlv needs Lhe Lrade deals. WlLh a kev economlc enalne, real esLaLe, sLlll ln
neuLral, forelan Lrade could boosL commerce and servlces aL a Llme when llorlda's
unemplovmenL remalns aL double-dlalL levels."



13





Ld|tor|a|: Approve korea free trade pact now, or r|sk |os|ng out to the
Luropean Un|on
*89:1%&7(%')&&%
º8lahL now, korea ls Amerlca's sevenLh-laraesL Lradlna parLner. 1he pacL sLands Lo
bolsLer LhaL commerce ln aoods bv as much as $11 bllllon per vear, a 33 percenL
lncrease from Lhe 2008 LoLals. 8uslness aroups esLlmaLe LhaL some 128,000 [obs ln Lhls
sLaLe are supporLed bv LhaL Lrade. 1hose numbers could lncrease slanlflcanLlv once Lhe
LreaLv ls approved."



Ld|tor|a|: 1|me to move Co|omb|a free trade pact to the pr|or|ty ||st
>$?9"492%'5(%')&&%

ºAccordlna Lo Lhe u.S. lnLernaLlonal 1rade Commlsslon, approvlna Lhe Colombla (free
Lrade) pacL would boosL u.S. exporLs Lo LhaL counLrv bv $1.1 bllllon per vear. We need
LhaL buslness.WlLh hlah unemplovmenL, and a lacklusLer economlc recoverv, our realon
could use a boosL from lncreased Lrade. 8oLLom llne: 1rade pacLs have walLed lona
enouah. CeL Lhem approved."
Georg|a

Ld|tor|a|: A w|n-w|n
!4#"492%6)(%')&&%

ºCeorala beneflLs from forelan Lrade because of Lhe approxlmaLelv 300,000 [obs Lhe
sLaLe porLs ln Savannah and 8runswlck supporL. WlLh Lhe u.S. unemplovmenL raLe
hoverlna around 9 percenL ln uecember, more [obs Lo creaLe producLs for a markeL
LhaL's more open would beneflL Lhe economv. Conaress should approve Lhls aareemenL
LhaL has been Lhree and a half vears ln Lhe maklna."


16

nawa||

!




Ld|tor|a|: Þact to boost bus|ness t|es w|th korea wou|d he|p nawa||
G$;$C?$9%&&(%')&)%

º1he Cbama admlnlsLraLlon esLlmaLes LhaL [Lhe korea l1A] wlll lncrease Amerlcan
exporLs Lo SouLh korea bv aL leasL $10 bllllon a vear, openlna korea Lo u.S.
LelecommunlcaLlons and flnanclal servlces. Pawall should beneflL from Lhe slashlna of
Larlffs on Amerlcan farm aoods."

I|||no|s



Ld|tor|a|: Iree 1rade, W|thout Apo|og|es
!"12%6(%')&&%

º1he value of free Lrade deals ls Lwofold. 1he flrsL ls Lo open up forelan markeLs Lo our
exporLers, who are pro[ecLed Lo reap bla sales aalns from Lhe new access. 1he second ls
Lo lower Lhe cosL of lmporLs Lo consumers, whlch also Lends Lo lower Lhe prlce of aoods
made here aL home."



Ld|tor|a|: Cne 5tep Iorward. Iree trade agreement w|th 5outh korea
shou|d be [ust a start
!4#"492%&(%')&&

º[1he Colombla and Þanama] Lrade pacLs would make lL easler for Amerlcan companles
Lo sell aoods Lhere LhaL Lhev make ln Lhe uS.1hese Lrade pacLs would equallze Lhe
LreaLmenL, Lo Lhe beneflL of u.S. companles and workers."



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!
Ld|tor|a|: In [obs-starved Amer|ca, t|me for Congress to move on trade
pact w|th 5outh korea
!4#"492%''(%')&&%
º[1]he Lrade aareemenL wlLh SouLh korea looks Lo be, ln Lhe words of Cbama, 'a wln-
wln for boLh counLrles,' Lhouah especlallv for Amerlca, whlch accordlna Lo Lhe
lnLernaLlonal 1rade Commlsslon, looks Lo aaln upwards of $11 bllllon ln merchandlse
exporLs on Lhls deal - supporLlna up Lo 70,000 [obs..."
kansas


Ld|tor|a|: kat|fy trade agreements
F$8-$C?$9%7(%')&&%
º8aLlflcaLlon of Lhese aareemenLs ls lona overdue and would boosL u.S. [obs and exporLs
- especlallv of kansas aarlculLure producLs. 1oLal u.S. aarlculLural exporLs Lo korea
would lncrease bv more Lhan $1.9 bllllon annuallv, or abouL 40 percenL, accordlna Lo a
sLudv bv Lhe u.S. ueparLmenL of AarlculLure. 1he Colomblan deal ls expecLed Lo
aeneraLe an addlLlonal $370 mllllon a vear ln aarlculLure exporLs, whlle Þanama Lrade
llkelv would lncrease bv abouL $46 mllllon."

kentucky





Ld|tor|a|: GCÞ sta||s trade dea|s that benef|t ky.
!"12%&'(%')&)%
º1he new (free) aareemenLs, especlallv Lhe korean one, promlse beneflLs Lo kenLuckv
buslnesses and workers, lncludlna Lhose ln aarlculLure, auLo maklna, chemlcals and
dlsLllllna. Cn balance, Lhe Lrade aareemenLs look llke a aood deal for kenLuckv."


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Lou|s|ana


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Ld|tor|a|: 1rade Þacts ne|p kecovery
!"12%&'(%')&)%

º.Cbama sald Wednesdav LhaL he also would push for approval of separaLe free-Lrade
aareemenLs wlLh Colombla and Þanama. 1he aareemenLs reduce Larlffs and oLher Lrade
barrlers beLween Lhe counLrles lnvolved. lree-Lrade aareemenLs are a wav Lo aaln
beneflLs beLween Lhe unlLed SLaLes and lLs parLners. 1he presldenL ls rlahL Lo supporL
Lhem."
Ma|ne


Ld|tor|a|: Wash|ngton shou|d move ahead on trade
!"12%'7(%')&&%
%
º1hese deals, parLlcularlv Lhe korean aareemenL, would be aood for Amerlca and aood
for Malne. AL a Llme when Lhere ls broad pollLlcal aareemenL LhaL Lhe unlLed SLaLes has
Lo boosL [ob arowLh, Lhls seems llke an ldeal Llme Lo pass Lhese Lrade deals and lncrease
Amerlcan exporLs."
Massachusetts



Ld|tor|a|: A dea| worth wa|t|ng for
G$;$C?$9%=(%')&)%

º1he revlsed accord ls expecLed Lo aeneraLe 70,000 new Amerlcan [obs, rlna up $11
bllllon ln addlLlonal uS exporLs, and LllL Lhe balance of Lrade wlLh SouLh korea bv aL leasL
$3.3 bllllon ln Amerlca's favor. 1hls ls lndlspuLablv a aood deal, one LhaL uemocraLs and
8epubllcans should be eaaer Lo raLlfv."

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Ld|tor|a|: Ireer trade a must
!"12%6(%')&&%

ºSouLh korea has even more poLenLlal, an esLlmaLed $11 bllllon annual lncrease ln u.S.
exporLs Lhere. 8oLh [Colombla and SouLh korea] have been llnlna up aareemenLs wlLh
oLher suppllers LhaL could shuL ouL Amerlcan exporLs wlLhouL Lhese aareemenLs. 1he
presldenL sLarLed Lhe vear wlLh a promlse Lo double u.S. exporLs bv 2014, whlch ls
unllkelv wlLhouL Lhese aareemenLs."




Ld|tor|a|: ne|d hostage
!"12%&&(%')&&%

º1he facL ls LhaL Lhe korea, Colombla and Þanama deals.are aood lealslaLlon on Lhelr
merlLs. 1helr approval would mean more [obs, boLh here and overseas, and a freer,
falrer and more prosperous world. uelavs have alreadv cosL Amerlcans bllllons of dollars
ln mlssed opporLunlLles."





Ld|tor|a|: 1rade now
349;<%=(%')&&%

º8arelv has Lhere been a more open-and-shuL case for anv lealslaLlon. Mr. Cbama needs
Lo embrace Lhese deals as soon as posslble and push Conaress Lo raLlfv Lhem. lnfluenLlal
uemocraLs, lncludlna Lhose ln Lhe MassachuseLLs deleaaLlon, can help hlm see Lhe
wlsdom of embraclna Lhese easv wlns lmmedlaLelv."

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Ld|tor|a|: Cbama can score b|g on korea dea|
G$;$C?$9%&6(%')&)%

º1rade beLween Lhe u.S. and korea was worLh abouL $69 bllllon lasL vear. Slanlna Lhls
aareemenL ls expecLed Lo boosL LhaL flaure bv aL leasL $10 bllllon, whlch Mr. Cbama
belleves could supporL as manv as 70,000 [obs ln Lhls counLrv..."
M|ch|gan








Ld|tor|a|: Congress hurts economy by sta|||ng on free trade dea|s w|th
three key markets
!"12%&0(%')&&%

ºlmproved exporLs could aeneraLe Lhousand of new [obs for Lhe economv, whlch Lhe
Cbama admlnlsLraLlon has recoanlzed bv announclna a aoal of doubllna u.S. exporLs bv
2014. 8uL dlLherlna and aame-plavlna ln Conaress has delaved free Lrade aareemenLs
wlLh Lhree kev exporL markeLs - SouLh korea, Colombla and Þanama - for vears."
M|nnesota
%

Ld|tor|a|: Ior more-free trade w|th korea
!"#$%=(%')&&%

º[W]e vlew Lhe free-Lrade movemenL as a rules chanae LhaL evenLuallv wlll make alobal
compeLlLlon easler. korea ls our allv and Lradlna parLner, and we should cemenL our
lonasLandlna frlendshlp bv approvlna Lhe korea-u.S. lree 1rade aareemenL."
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%
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Ld|tor|a|: Ior free trade w|th Co|omb|a
>$?9"492%.(%')&)%
%
º1hls ls a perfecL descrlpLlon of Lhe Colombla l1A: lL would slmplv alve Lhe vasL ma[orlLv
of u.S. aoods Lhe same duLv-free access Lo LhaL larae, fasL-arowlna Andean naLlon LhaL
Colomblan producLs alreadv en[ov ln Lhe unlLed SLaLes. Lven as lL helps u.S. companles,
Lhe aareemenL would shore up a sLrona u.S. allv ln a Lroubled realon."
%
%
%


Ld|tor|a|: Þass |angu|sh|ng free trade pacts
!"#$%&'(%')&&%

º[C]ne cerLaln conLrlbuLor Lo [ob creaLlon would be Lo reallze ÞresldenL Cbama's aoal of
doubllna u.S. exporLs over a flve-vear perlod. 1hls amblLlous aoal would have a much
beLLer chance lf Conaress passed free Lrade aareemenLs wlLh SouLh korea, Colombla
and Þanama."






Ld|tor|a|: Cbama must prove he means bus|ness

@AB$C?$9%=(%')&)%

º1he [Colombla, Þanama and SouLh korea free Lrade aareemenLs] would lmprove exporL
and emplovmenL prospecLs as well as offer an lmmedlaLe paLh Lo blparLlsan ouLreach."





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M|ssour|






Ld|tor|a|: Þres|dent, Congress must act on trade agreements
*"+",-%'0(%')&&%

ºAs Cbama hlmself once sald, 'lf Amerlca slLs on Lhe sldellnes whlle oLher naLlons slan
Lrade deals, we wlll lose Lhe chance Lo creaLe [obs on our shores. We have Lo seek new
markeLs aaaresslvelv, [usL as our compeLlLors are.' Well sald, Mr. ÞresldenL. now please
submlL Lhe aareemenLs."






Ld|tor|a|: Congress shou|d stop d|ther|ng on trade agreements
!"12%0(%')&&%
%
º1he Cbama admlnlsLraLlon esLlmaLes LhaL Lhe Lhree accords would lncrease exporLs bv
$13 bllllon a vear. 1he SouLh korean deal alone could add up Lo 70,000 new [obs. 1he
pacLs would be especlallv beneflclal Lo MldwesLern farmers, wlplna ouL mosL SouLh
korean Larlffs on farm producLs."



Ld|tor|a|: Þass trade agreements to |ncrease Amer|can exports
!"#$%&(%')&&%
º[1]lme ls of Lhe essence. lf Lhe Lrade deals aren'L approved bv Lhe AuausL recess, Lhe
chances become lncreaslnalv dlm as Lhe elecLlon season approaches. LxporLs supporL
aood [obs and add Lo economlc arowLh. 1he Cbama admlnlsLraLlon esLlmaLes Lhe korea
deal alone wlll add up Lo 70,000 [obs. lL's Llme for boLh sldes Lo compromlse, or rlsk
loslna markeLs Lo forelan compeLlLors."

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Ld|tor|a|: Þush ahead on three trade pacts
*89:1%=(%')&&%

ºunder Lhe proposed [u.S.-Colombla lree 1rade AareemenL], mosL Amerlcan exporLs Lo
Colombla would be freed from Larlffs. ÞresldenL 8arack Cbama has sald he wanLs Lo
double exporLs. Approvlna Lhese aareemenLs would be a bla sLep ln LhaL dlrecLlon."


!
Ld|tor|a|: Cbama's export goa| needs a b|gger push
>$?9"492%&5(%')&&

º1hose Lwo counLrles (Colombla and Þanama) lle ln a sLraLealcallv lmporLanL
realon.WashlnaLon musL do more Lo promoLe Lhe spread of democracv and markeL
economlcs. lree Lrade would provlde u.S. allles wlLh an lmporLanL boosL."





Ld|tor|a|: V|ta| progress on free trade
G$;$C?$9%=(%')&)

º[ÞresldenL] Cbama has seL a aoal of doubllna u.S. exporLs. Wlnnlna approval for Lhe
korean accord would help lmmenselv - as would approval for pendlna Lrade deal wlLh
Colombla and Þanama."








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Nebraska



Ld|tor|a|: No more de|ay on korean trade pact
349;<%''(%')&&%

ºApproval of Lhe Lrade pacL would provlde an economlc boosL for nebraska bv
expandlna Lhe SouLh korean markeL for Amerlcan beef and pork. 1he Amerlcan MeaL
lnsLlLuLe esLlmaLes Lhe pacL would lncrease u.S. meaL exporLs bv $2.1 bllllon and creaLe
27,423 Amerlcan [obs."

Nevada







Ld|tor|a|: Cne way to push a [obs agenda
F$8-$C?$9%=(%')&&%
%
º1oaeLher, Lhose Lhree Lrade aareemenLs could accounL for anoLher $3 bllllon ln u.S.
aarlculLural exporLs."







Ld|tor|a|: 1rade dea|s
!"12%'&(%')&&%
%
º1he admlnlsLraLlon should send Lo Conaress flnal lealslaLlon on pendlna free Lrade
deals wlLh SouLh korea, Colombla and Þanama. 1he WhlLe Pouse should make Lhese
deals a Lop prlorlLv and send Lhem off Lo Conaress for qulck approval."

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New nampsh|re


Ld|tor|a|: Cbama's trade b|ock: nurt|ng the economy
!"12%'/(%')&&%
º[1]he resL of Lhe world ls aeLLlna ahead of us. 1he Luropean unlon's free Lrade deal
wlLh SouLh korea Look effecL on !ulv 1. Lu exporLs Lo SouLh korea ln Lhe flrsL half of !ulv
rose bv 16 percenL, accordlna Lo SouLh korea."

New ¥ork



Ld|tor|a|: 1rade Þacts Wou|d 8r|ng Iobs
!"12%=(%')&&%

ºApprovlna Lhe Lrade aareemenLs would brlna an lmmedlaLe reducLlon ln [.] Larlffs,
lncreaslna Lhe naLlon's exporLs. And LhaL would creaLe more [obs here - as manv as
70,000 from Lhe korea deal alone - [usL whaL Lhe alllna economv needs."




Ld|tor|a|: U5-korea 1rade: Why rat|fy free trade agreement?
Iobs, [obs, [obs
!"12%&'(%')&&%
“WlLh more Lhan 14 mllllon Amerlcans sLlll ouL of work - as manv as 300,000 of Lhem ln
new ?ork sLaLe - and Lhe recoverv from Lhe CreaL 8ecesslon less Lhan anemlc, Lhe
araumenL for raLlfvlna Lhe proposed free Lrade pacL beLween Lhe unlLed SLaLes and
SouLh korea arows sLronaer bv Lhe dav."

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North Dakota








Ld|tor|a|: 1he ro|e of |nternat|ona| trade
!"#$%''(%')&&%
º'LlahLv percenL of Lhe world's purchaslna power lles ouLslde Lhe u.S., and lf we don'L
Lap Lhose markeLs, oLhers wlll.' 1he senaLor [norLh uakoLa Sen. !ohn Poeven] sald Lhe
SouLh korean lree 1rade AareemenL alone would lncrease Amerlca's exporLs bv more
Lhan $10 bllllon and creaLe 280,000 Amerlcan [obs."
Ch|o

!

Ld|tor|a|: Iree-trade dea|s |eave U.5. beh|nd
*"+",-%&0(%')&&%

º1he more Amerlca can sell Lhere, Lhe more [obs wlll be creaLed ln Lhls counLrv - and
exporL-relaLed [obs Lvplcallv pav a aood deal beLLer Lhan Lhe naLlonal averaae. 1he
presldenL and members of Conaress from boLh parLles sav Lhev wanL Lo help puL more
Amerlcans back Lo work. Þasslna Lhese Lrade deals would be one of Lhe smarLesL and
easlesL wavs Lo do LhaL."



!

Ld|tor|a|: Þass trade agreements - now
!"12%&)(%')&&%

º8aLlfv Lhe u.S.-SouLh korea free Lrade aareemenL. 8aLlfv Lhe u.S.-Þanama free Lrade
aareemenL. 8aLlfv Lhe u.S.-Colombla free Lrade aareemenL."


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Ld|tor|a|: korea free-trade dea| w||| he|p U.5. and Ch|o
G$;$C?$9%&0(%')&)%
ºLlke oLher Lrade pacLs, Lhls deal - whlch Lhe new Conaress ouahL swlfLlv Lo approve -
musL be vlaorouslv enforced. Amerlcans warv of forelan compeLlLlon need Lo know Lhls
counLrv wlll noL be a chump. 1rade can help drlve recoverv. 1hls deal wlLh a lonaLlme
allv wlll help."




Ld|tor|a|: A C|eve|and to-do ||st for Þres|dent Cbama
F$8-$C?$9%7(%')&)%

ºChlo needs Lhe presldenL Lo: 1ake a more vlslble role ln promoLlna free-Lrade
aareemenLs LhaL wlll sLlmulaLe exporL lndusLrles on whlch Chlo [obs depend, lncludlna
sLeel, appllances and heavv machlnerv."






Ld|tor|a|: Good trade dea|
G$;$C?$9%&6(%')&)%

º[1he aareemenL] deserves prompL raLlflcaLlon bv lawmakers of boLh parLles, lncludlna
Lhose ln Lhe auLo-dependenL sLaLes of Chlo and Mlchlaan. WhlLe Pouse offlclals sav Lhe
aareemenL wlLh SouLh korea, Lhe world's 12Lh-blaaesL economv, would boosL u.S.
exporLs Lo LhaL counLrv bv $11 bllllon a vear. 1haL means more [obs - poLenLlallv Lens
of Lhousands - and beLLer prospecLs for economlc compeLlLlveness and recoverv here."



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khode Is|and


Ld|tor|a|: Do Co|omb|a trade dea|
F$8-$C?$9%.(%')&)%

ºAmerlcans should undersLand LhaL free Lrade ln our hemlsphere ls noL a one-wav favor.
lL beneflLs us all. Colombla's aross domesLlc producL ls pro[ecLed Lo arow 4 percenL Lhls
vear. 1he unlLed SLaLes should puL lLself ln a poslLlon Lo proflL from LhaL new prosperlLv,
and help Colombla ln Lhe process. 1here never was a Lrulv aood reason Lo delav raLlfvlna
free Lrade wlLh Colombla. now Lhere's no excuse."
5outh Caro||na






Ld|tor|a|: Cbama's trade po||cy def|c|t

*"+",-%&/(%')&&%

º1he world's economv has chanaed enormouslv ln Lhe pasL 16 vears and lL ls Llme Lrade
rules were updaLed Lo reflecL LhaL. And lL's Llme for Conaress Lo provlde Lhe presldenL
wlLh 'fasL-Lrack' auLhorlLv LhaL prevenLs klller conaresslonal amendmenLs Lo proposed
Lrade pacLs."






Ld|tor|a|: Advance pend|ng trade pacts

*89:1%&7(%')&&%

º1he unlLed SLaLes, wlLh Lhe world's laraesL and mosL Lechnoloalcallv advanced
economv, exporLs less Lhan 10 percenL of LoLal world Lrade ln aoods and servlces. lL can
do beLLer - buL noL lf lL refuses Lo sLrlke Lrade aareemenLs wlLh oLher counLrles.
[ÞresldenL Cbama] wanLs Lhe u.S. Lo double lLs exporLs over Lhe nexL flve vears. 1haL
would represenL a welcome 13 percenL annual arowLh ln exporLs and add mllllons of
[obs Lo Lhe economv."

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Ld|tor|a|: 8e counted on free trade
!4#"492%&)(%')&&
ºPead counLs lndlcaLe probable supporL for Lhe Lrade aareemenLs bv a ma[orlLv of Lhe
Pouse and SenaLe. 1he Llme has come Lo sLand and be counLed on all Lhree aareemenLs.
1haL lncludes Lhe presldenL, as well as Conaress."

1ennessee



Ld|tor|a|: 1ennessee [obs and 5outh korea
>$?9"492%5(%')&&%

ºlurLher openlna SouLh korea's markeLs Lo u.S. aoods ls obvlouslv deslrable. Conaress
should promoLe beneflclal arowLh ln Lrade beLween Lhe unlLed SLaLes and SouLh korea."




Ld|tor|a|: A c|ose |ook at korea
>$?9"492%7(%')&&%
ºuesplLe Lhe convenLlonal wlsdom amona labor aroups LhaL free Lrade aareemenLs
ulLlmaLelv ellmlnaLe aood [obs for Amerlcans, Lhe unlLed AuLo Workers has slaned on as
a supporLer and oLher Amerlcan labor aroups are Laklna a closer look. SkepLlcal
members of Conaress should do Lhe same."



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1exas




Ld|tor|a|: A needed w|n for free trade
G$;$C?$9%7(%')&)%
ºSouLh korea ls Amerlca's elahLh-laraesL Lrade parLner, and Lhe Lwo naLlons aeneraLe
more Lhan $64 bllllon ln Lwo-wav Lrade. !usL reduclna Lhe Larlffs could lncrease annual
u.S. exporLs Lo SouLh korea bv abouL $11 bllllon and u.S. aross domesLlc producL bv
abouL $12 bllllon. CLher parLs of Lhe pacL would open SouLh korea Lo u.S.
LelecommunlcaLlon, educaLlon and healLh care servlces and help make sure LhaL aoods
sold ln SouLh korea are Amerlcan-made."
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Ld|tor|a|: Where Cbama's 5tate of the Un|on shou|d |ead
!4#"492%'7(%')&)%
%
ºCbama has never been a bla free-Lrader, buL he sounded llke one Wednesdav, and
8epubllcans should call hlm on hls proposal Lo double exporLs. 1he efforL should sLarL
wlLh Conaress flnallv passlna Lrade deals wlLh Þanama, Colombla and SouLh korea." !!

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Ld|tor|a|: 1rade w|th korea
G$;$C?$9%&'(%')&)%

ºlf raLlfled, Lhe aareemenL would evenLuallv ellmlnaLe Larlffs on exporLs. SouLh korea
would lmmedlaLelv cuL lLs 8 percenL Larlff on u.S. vehlcles bv half and ellmlnaLe lL fullv ln
flve vears. 1exas - and PousLon - seem llkelv Lo beneflL ln a bla wav, Loo. 1he sLaLe's
annual Lrade volume wlLh korea, whlch sLands aL more Lhan $3.2 bllllon, would rlse
slanlflcanLlv."


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Ld|tor|a|: Þass trade pacts: create more [obs
*"+",-%&/(%')&&%
%
º1he presldenL also called on Conaress Lo pass Lhree lona-sLalled free-Lrade aareemenLs.
1hose Lrade pacLs - wlLh Colombla, korea and Þanama - could provlde an lmmedlaLe
boosL Lo Lhe u.S. economv. 1hls Llme, he needs Lo follow Lhrouah, end Lhe exLraneous
delavs and prevall on members of hls own parLv Lo aeL Lhe pacLs approved and aeL
Amerlcans back Lo work."







Ld|tor|a|: Dea| on trade pacts |s a w|nner

!"12%&=(%')&&%
%
º1he Lhree Lrade pacLs have been lanaulshlna for vears. 1he blaaesL Lrade aareemenL,
wlLh korea, was neaoLlaLed bv Lhe 8ush admlnlsLraLlon ln 2007. 1ouLlna Lhe aareemenL
lasL uecember, ÞresldenL 8arack Cbama sald lL would bolsLer u.S. exporLs bv up Lo $11
bllllon and supporL aL leasL 70,000 Amerlcan [obs. [1]hls ls Lhe besL chance Lo flnallze
aareemenLs LhaL wlll reasserL u.S. commlLmenLs Lo allles and free Lrade whlle alvlna a
needed boosL Lo Lhe economv."






Ld|tor|a|: Move sw|ft|y on free trade dea|s
342%&'(%')&&%
%
º8lparLlsan supporL ls bulldlna ln Conaress Lo pass lona-delaved free Lrade aareemenLs
wlLh korea, Colombla and Þanama. lor Lhe aood of Lhe u.S. economv and as a slan of
u.S. leadershlp on free Lrade, Lhe Cbama WhlLe Pouse should supporL efforLs bv
conaresslonal leaders ln boLh parLles Lo raLlfv Lhose aareemenLs as qulcklv as posslble."


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Ld|tor|a|: korean trade pact mer|ts broad support
G$;$C?$9%&'(%')&)%

º.[Conaress] need Lo acL on aareemenLs wlLh Þanama and Colombla LhaL opponenLs
have sLalled wlLh small-bore complalnLs. 1he unlLed SLaLes needs Lo demonsLraLe
leadershlp on lnLernaLlonal Lrade and solldlfv lLs economlc relaLlonshlp wlLh allles. 1hese
aareemenLs wlll beneflL Amerlcan consumers, buslnesses and [ob seekers."






Ld|tor|a|: 1|me to advance free trade pacts
@AB$C?$9%.(%')&)%

ºlree Lrade ls one of Lhe few areas where Lhe admlnlsLraLlon and conaresslonal
8epubllcans can flnd common around. [ÞresldenL] Cbama shouldn'L pass up Lhe
opporLunlLv Lo raLlfv Lhe lona-sLalled aareemenLs LhaL are aood for Lhe u.S. economv
and could serve as Lhe basls for much-needed blparLlsan cooperaLlon."







Ld|tor|a|: Congress must act on free trade
H;-A?$9%'7(%')&)%

º[1he Colombla, Þanama and SouLh korea free Lrade aareemenLs are] aareemenLs LhaL
would provlde lmmedlaLe beneflLs Lo buslnesses, workers and consumers. .[Conaress]
should have alreadv raLlfled Lhese free Lrade aareemenLs. lor Lhe aood of Lhe naLlon,
Lhev should do so before Lhe 111
Lh
Conaress comes Lo a close."
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Ld|tor|a|: 1ake act|on on free trade pacts
*"+",-%'&(%')&)%

º.[Conaress] has refused Lo Lake acLlon on Lhree free Lrade aareemenLs LhaL would
provlde an lmmedlaLe boosL Lo u.S. exporLs - wlLh Colombla, Þanama and SouLh korea.
1haL's noL [usL bad pollLlcs. Where Lhe unlLed SLaLes lsn'L compeLlLlve, oLher naLlons
are movlna ln - and noL onlv Chlna. Canada ls on Lhe fasL Lrack Lo lmplemenL lLs own
free Lrade aareemenL wlLh Colombla. When lL aoes lnLo effecL, Canadlan exporLs of corn,
wheaL and beef wlll lmmedlaLelv dlsplace Amerlcan exporLs."
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Ld|tor|a|: Cbama touts free trade to wrong aud|ence
!"12%&&(%')&)%

º[1he aareemenL] would ellmlnaLe 93 percenL of bllaLeral duLles wlLhln Lhree vears.
Accordlna Lo Lhe u.S. lnLernaLlonal 1rade Commlsslon, Lhe ellmlnaLlon of korean Larlffs
and quoLas on aoods would boosL Lhe u.S. aross domesLlc producL bv $10 bllllon Lo $12
bllllon annuallv. Lowerlna Lrade barrlers and boosLlna economlc acLlvlLv durlna a alobal
recesslon ls a smarL move."

Utah




Ld|tor|a|: Þass trade pacts
342%'/(%')&&%
%
ºlree Lrade ls one of Lhe besL [ob-creaLlon Lools LhaL exlsL. lL opens new markeLs Lo
Amerlcan manufacLurers and lowers Lhe prlces of lLems for Amerlcan consumers. lL ls
cerLalnlv much more efflclenL Lhan anv aovernmenL rellef proaram."


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Ld|tor|a|: kat|fy free trade pacts
349;<%'5(%')&&%

ºlL should be noLed LhaL Colomblan exporLs alreadv enLer Lhe unlLed SLaLes duLv-free.
1he aareemenL would make LhaL a Lwo-wav sLreeL. 1he onlv workers dlrecLlv hurL bv
fallure Lo raLlfv lL are Amerlcans."

V|rg|n|a


Ld|tor|a|: 1rade agreements: Don't b||nk
!"#$%'(%')&&%

ºCLher counLrles are proceedlna wlLh free-Lrade aareemenLs wlLh SouLh korea, lf Lhelr
proarams Look effecL before Amerlca acLed, Lhe consequences would noL be happv for
Lhe unlLed SLaLes. 1he quesLlon has proaressed Loo far for lawmakers Lo bllnk."

Wash|ngton




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Ld|tor|a|: 1rade dea| wou|d be a boon for Wash|ngton
G$;$C?$9%')(%')&)%

ºlnLernaLlonal Lrade can help lead Lhls counLrv's wav back from Lhe lona recesslon, lf
Conaress wlll allow lL. Members need Lo raLlfv Lhls Lrade pacL wlLh SouLh korea and Lhen
qulcklv move on Lo Lake up Lhe free Lrade aareemenLs neaoLlaLed wlLh Colombla and
Þanama."



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Ld|tor|a|: Cbama needs to back up trade ta|k w|th act|on
>$?9"492%7(%')&)%
%
º1he unlLed SLaLes ls Lhe neL beneflclarv ln all Lhree Lrade aareemenLs, buL Lhe Colombla
pacL especlallv favors u.S. lnLeresLs. u.S. producLs sold Lo Colombla are sub[ecL Lo
Larlffs of up Lo 33 percenL for non-aarlculLural aoods and hlaher for aarlculLural exporLs.
1he momenL Conaress raLlfles Lhe Lrade aareemenL, more Lhan 80 percenL of Lhose
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Ld|tor|a|: Congress must fast-track korean trade pact
G$;$C?$9%.(%')&)%
%
º(lree 1rade) AareemenLs wlLh SouLh korea, Colombla and Þanama have been blocked
ln Conaress for more Lhan Lhree vears. Conaress musL raLlfv all Lhese LreaLles ln a hurrv.
ln reallLv, Lhev wlll creaLe Amerlcan [obs."
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Ld|tor|a|: W|thout trade pact, U.5. forfe|ts korean market
F$8-$C?$9%0(%')&)%

ºAs Lhlnas sLand, SouLh korea ls Lhe ÞorL of 1acoma's Lhlrd laraesL lnLernaLlonal Lrade
parLner. 1he korean economv has a voraclous appeLlLe for WashlnaLon wheaL, lumber,
corn and alrcrafL, and - wlLh Lhe aareemenL ln place - promlses Lo be a bla consumer of
Lhe sLaLe's apples, poLaLoes and oLher farm producLs."






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Ld|tor|a|: 5outh korea opens for bus|ness
G$;$C?$9%=(%')&)%

º1arlff reducLlons alone are expecLed Lo lncrease exporLs of Amerlcan aoods Lo Lhe
world's 12Lh-laraesL economv bv $11 bllllon. 1he aareemenL, wlLh aalns ln
manufacLurlna, and new opporLunlLles for servlce lndusLrles - enerav and
envlronmenLal, flnanclal, dellverv and elecLronlc commerce - ls forecasL Lo creaLe
70,000 [obs."





Ld|tor|a|: 1rade pacts, worker a|d are good for our country
*"+",-%/(%')&&%
%
º1he case for open Lrade ls an easv one Lo make ln WashlnaLon, noL [usL for companles
llke 8oelna buL for SchwelLzer Lnalneerlna LaboraLorles ln Þullman as well, and for
farmers who would have almosL 30 mllllon new palaLes Lo LempL ln SouLh korea alone.
1haL naLlon ls WashlnaLon's flfLh-laraesL Lradlna parLner desplLe Larlffs as hlah as 43
percenL on apples and pears and 23 percenL on cherrles, wlne and poLaLoes.
WashlnaLon should be a wlnner lf Lhe Lhree Lrade pacLs are approved."

W|scons|n



Ld|tor|a|: 1rade w|th Ch|na fue|s GM
>$?9"492%&(%')&&%
%
º1he unlLed AuLo Workers.recenLlv announced lLs supporL for ÞresldenL 8arack
Cbama's Lrade pacL wlLh SouLh korea. 1he unlon ls exclLed abouL Lhe prospecL for
expanded auLo and Lruck sales. 8lparLlsan supporL for Lhe SouLh korean Lrade deal ls
sLrona ln WashlnaLon. Conaress should approve Lhe [ob-creaLlna pacL soon, Lhen move
on Lo deals wlLh Þanama and Colombla."


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Ld|tor|a|: Get beh|nd Cbama trade dea|
G$;$C?$9%&0(%')&)%
º1rade, of course, ls a Lwo-wav sLreeL. 8v lowerlna Larlffs and oLher resLrlcLlons on manv
aoods, boLh counLrles aaln easler access Lo markeLs. 8uL Cbama ls rlahL LhaL, overall, Lhe
free Lrade aareemenL wlll be a bla beneflL Lo people ln boLh naLlons bv provldlna more
buvers, lower prlces and addlLlonal [obs. 1hls blparLlsan, pro-buslness, [ob-creaLlna
lnlLlaLlve deserves sLrona supporL and qulck passaae ln Conaress."

Nat|ona|



Ld|tor|a|: Cheap Coats, 8|ockaded narbors and the Va|ue of Iree 1rade
!"#$%&6(%')&&%

º1he salespeople who flnd work because reLallers' baraalns draw more cusLomers, Lhe
exLra people who are emploved because coaL buvers have more monev Lo spend, and
so on, are all beneflclarles of free Lrade - buL don'L know lL. 1o denv ourselves Lhe
beneflLs of free Lrade because of a cosL we could easllv pav ouL of Lhose beneflLs would
be pennv-wlse and pound-foollsh."









Ld|tor|a|: 5outh korea trade pact: U5 beachhead for pacts w|th
Iapan, Ch|na
G$;$C?$9%=(%')&)%

ºlar more Amerlcan [obs have been creaLed over Llme Lhan losL because Lhe uS
remalned open Lo Lhe world. 1rade forces companles Lo be more efflclenL, creaLlve, and
nlmble - Lhe verv quallLles LhaL have kepL Lhe uS as Lhe world's blaaesL economv, and
can conLlnue Lo do so."
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Ld|tor|a|: Iobs, [obs, [obs: Ior Cbama, they ||e |n more exports
349;<%&'(%')&)%

ºCbama has also been relucLanL Lo compleLe uS approval of Lhree pendlna free-Lrade
pacLs wlLh SouLh korea, Colombla, and Þanama. And veL approval of Lhese pacLs would
qulcklv creaLe valuable exporL-relaLed [obs for manv unemploved Amerlcans."



Ld|tor|a|: Cutsourc|ng Iobs, Un|on-5ty|e

*"+",-%&0(%')&&%

ºnoL onlv wlll 230,000 hlah-pavlna Amerlcan exporL [obs noL be creaLed - as esLlmaLed
bv Lhe u.S. lnLernaLlonal 1rade Commlsslon - buL nearlv 400,000 Amerlcan [obs wlll
acLuallv be losL Loo. 1haL's whaL a u.S. Chamber of Commerce sLudv found lf Lhe u.S.
falled Lo pass lLs free Lrade pacLs wlLh Colombla, SouLh korea and Þanama - valued aL
$13 bllllon ln LoLal Lrade - whlle oLher naLlons slaned Lhelr own."



Ld|tor|a|: A Iree-1rade I|na|e At Last?
*"+",-%/(%')&&%

º1he besL LhaL can be done ln Lhe u.S. ls a SepLember voLe, buL lf lL's real, lL's aood
enouah, alven Lhe bleak lack of proaress on anv oLher prospecL of boosLlna our economv
and creaLlna [obs. Clven Lhe success of Lhe debL-celllna compromlse, Lrade mav be
headed for a flnale Loo. lL's lona pasL Llme for Cbama and Lhe uemocraLs Lo Lake LhaL
opporLunlLv."




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Ld|tor|a|: Cf Þork And 1rade
!"12%=(%')&&%

º1he Lhree sLalled free Lrade deals - wlLh Colombla, Þanama and SouLh korea - wlll
brlna ln $10 bllllon Lo $13 bllllon ln sales for Amerlcan producers, creaLlna 230,000 new
[obs."




Ld|tor|a|: Want More Iobs? 1he Ideas Are Cut 1here
!"#$%/(%')&&%

ºÞass free-Lrade deals wlLh Colombla, Þanama and SouLh korea, whlch have alreadv
been neaoLlaLed and awalL voLes ln Conaress. 1hls would creaLe aL leasL 230,000 [obs,
accordlna Lo Lhe u.S. Chamber of Commerce."






Ld|tor|a|: Iree 1rade G|ves 1he Lconomy A 8|g L|ft
342%'0(%')&&%

ºlree Lrade counLrles on averaae buv four Llmes as much from Amerlcan companles as
non-free Lrade sLaLes, accordlna Lo Lhe u.S. Chamber of Commerce. 1he u.S. has 17
free Lrade parLners now, and 18 mllllon u.S. [obs depend on Lrade wlLh Lhose counLrles.
A recenL u.S. Chamber of Commerce sLudv found LhaL 3.4 mllllon [obs were creaLed
solelv because of Lhe pacLs."





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Ld|tor|a|: A Iree-1rade Iast Cne
342%&/(%')&&%
ºnearlv flve vears have passed slnce free-Lrade aareemenLs wlLh Colombla, SouLh korea
and Þanama have awalLed [usL a voLe ln Conaress. Some $10 bllllon ln exporLs for
Amerlcan companles ls awalLlna, whlle abouL 380,000 Amerlcan [obs sLand Lo be losL lf
Lhe pacLs don'L ao Lhrouah. Canada enacLs lLs pacL wlLh Colombla on !ulv 1, meanlna Lhe
u.S. wlll lose a bla chunk of lLs Colomblan markeL Lo Canada soon."
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Ld|tor|a|: Los|ng Cut Cn 1rade
>$?9"492%7(%')&&
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".[A] new reporL from Conaress shows u.S. flrms loslna ma[or around Lo compeLlLors
because [Lhe AdmlnlsLraLlon] won'L acL on free Lrade pacLs wlLh Colombla and Þanama.
Colombla ls Lhe Lhlrd-blaaesL markeL for u.S. producLs ln Lhe hemlsphere afLer 8razll and
Mexlco, and LhaL loslna lL wlll cosL Lhe u.S. [obs and lnfluence. 1he SenaLe reporL shows
LhaL Lhe cosL Lo Amerlcan buslnesses ls arowlna as Lradlna parLners llke Colombla and
Þanama move ahead wlLhouL us."





Ld|tor|a|: Iree|ng Up 1rade
*"+",-%&&(%')&)%

º1rade pacLs, more Lhan anvLhlna, are express hlahwavs Lo exporLs and [obs. noL
surprlslnalv, Lhe u.S.' blaaesL markeLs are Lhose llke Mexlco and Canada LhaL have free-
Lrade accords wlLh Lhe u.S. Colombla, Þanama and SouLh korea have flnlshed free-
Lrade pacLs readv Lo slan, lf Lhe presldenL would [usL submlL Lhem Lo a voLe ln Conaress."






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Ld|tor|a|: 8reak|ng 1hrough on 1rade
*89:1%&/(%')&&%

º8epubllcans and uemocraLs ln Conaress musL now overcome Lhelr parochlal lnLeresLs
and approve Lhe enLlre seL of Lrade lnlLlaLlves snaaaed on CaplLol Plll. [1]hese
aareemenLs are aood for Lhe Amerlcan economv and aood for naLlonal securlLv.
Conaress should wasLe no more Llme and approve Lhem."





Ld|tor|a|: More 1rade Io|||es
>$?9"492%0(%')&&%

º1he [korea] aareemenL ls Lhe naLlon's mosL slanlflcanL Lrade pacL slnce Lhe norLh
Amerlcan lree 1rade AareemenL and decldedlv aood for Lhe unlLed SLaLes. lL would
cemenL relaLlons wlLh an lmporLanL allv ln a danaerous realon and boosL Amerlcan
exporLs bv aL leasL $10 bllllon a vear. Mr. Cbama should be aearlna up Lo push
uemocraLs Lo pass Lhe Colomblan and Þanamanlan aareemenLs. 1hev are also verv aood
for Lhe unlLed SLaLes."






Ld|tor|a|: No Way to kun a 1rade Þo||cy

>$?9"492%6(%')&&%
%
ºConaress should flnallv pass Lhe Lrade aareemenL wlLh Colombla. ÞresldenL Cbama
has pledaed Lo double exporLs ln flve vears and ldenLlfled exporL promoLlon as a
promlslna area ln whlch Lo collaboraLe wlLh Amerlcan buslness. 1he presldenL and
Amerlcan buslness could sLarL bv alvlna SenaLe 8epubllcans and uemocraLs a sharp push
Lo pass Lhese essenLlal bllls."




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Ld|tor|a|: A 5ound 1rade Dea| W|th 5outh korea
G$;$C?$9%.(%')&)%

º1here are compelllna reasons whv Conaress should approve a free Lrade aareemenL
wlLh SouLh korea. Pere are Lwo: SouLh korea ls Lhe 12Lh laraesL economv ln Lhe world
and lL ls a sLraLealc allv of Lhe unlLed SLaLes ln a verv danaerous nelahborhood."







Ld|tor|a|: 5outh korea Is a 5tart
@AB$C?$9%=(%')&)%

º[1he Colombla, Þanama and SouLh korea free Lrade] aareemenLs would bolsLer
relaLlons wlLh lmporLanL allles. And Amerlcan exporLers should be concerned LhaL whlle
WashlnaLon dawdles, oLher counLrles are aolna ahead wlLh Lhelr own Lrade deals. SouLh
korea and Lhe Luropean unlon have an aareemenL, as do Colombla and Canada. 1he
unlLed SLaLes, whlch once carrled Lhe manLle for open Lrade, noL onlv needs Lo avold
Lrade brawls. lL also musL sLand up Lo proLecLlonlsL pressures around Lhe world and
make Lhe case LhaL for Lhe world economv Lo recover, lL needs an open Lradlna svsLem."



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Ld|tor|a|: Wa|t|ng for a 1rade Þo||cy
!"12%/(%')&)%

ºSouLh korea ls an lmporLanL allv ln a danaerous nelahborhood, and Lhe WhlLe Pouse
should push hard Lo aeL Lhls deal flnlshed and Lhrouah Lhe SenaLe. lL should push [usL as
hard for raLlflcaLlon of pendlna aareemenLs wlLh Colombla and Þeru. 8uL lL can'L sLop
Lhere. lL musL also push for more open alobal Lrade bound bv mulLllaLeral rules and
obllaaLlons. 1he world's economv, and Lhe Amerlcan economv, are Loo fraalle Lo rlsk a
Lrade war."


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Ld|tor|a|: 1rade dea| w|th 5outh korea deserves rap|d rat|f|cat|on
G$;$C?$9%'=(%')&)%

ºln anv case, raLlflcaLlon of Lhe SouLh korea deal should be hlah on Lhe SenaLe's aaenda
for 2011."
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Ld|tor|a|: Want to Create Iobs? Þass Long-sta||ed 1rade Þacts
>$?9"492%&=(%')&)%

ºAL a Llme when exporLs provlde a kev avenue for u.S. [ob arowLh, Lrade pacLs wlLh
Lhree naLlons - Þanama, Colombla and SouLh korea - have been lanaulshlna ln
Conaress for vears. 1hese deals would cuL Larlffs, aranL Amerlcan companles areaLer
access Lo servlce lndusLrles such as LelecommunlcaLlons and banklna, and proLecL u.S.
paLenLs and Lrademarks."







Ld|tor|a|: 1he 8|ggest 1rade 8arr|er
*"+",-%')(%')&&%
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ºÞresldenL Cbama savs he wanLs Lo aeL Lhe u.S. economv arowlna, so here's a Llp LhaL
mav help: ln order for Conaress Lo raLlfv free-Lrade aareemenLs, Lhe WhlLe Pouse musL
flrsL send Lhe slaned deals Lo Lhe oLher end of Þennsvlvanla Avenue. lf he wanLs Lhem
passed, sLop Lhe kveLchlna and send Lhem Lo Conaress."

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Ld|tor|a|: 1rump|ng 1rumka - 1he Wh|te nouse f|na||y moves on the
Co|omb|a free trade dea|
*89:1%&.(%')&&%

ºColomblan exporLers alreadv had unfeLLered access Lo u.S. markeLs under an ofL-
renewed Lrade preferences arranaemenL, Lhouah LhaL access explred ln lebruarv. 1he
Lrade deal would renew LhaL access permanenLlv whlle openlna Colombla Lo u.S.
exporLs LhaL now face hlah Larlffs."






Ld|tor|a|: 1he 1rade Lqu|vocator
349;<%7(%')&&%

ºln Lhe flve vears prlor Lo 2008, u.S. exporLs of ma[or araln producLs Lo Colombla arew
bv 38° a vear, worLh nearlv $4 bllllon. Slnce 2008, whlle Lhe u.S. falled Lo approve lLs
bllaLeral pacL, Colombla has moved on deals wlLh Canada, Chlle, Lhe Lu, 8razll,
AraenLlna and oLher farm producL compeLlLors of Lhe u.S. Cne resulL ls LhaL u.S. farm
exporLs Lo Colombla fell 48° beLween 2008 and 2009, and anoLher 43° ln 2010."





Ld|tor|a|: A korea-U.5. 1rade Dea|, At Last
G$;$C?$9%/(%')&)%

ºlL ls cruclal for u.S. compeLlLlveness ln parLlcular, and Lhe world economv more
broadlv, LhaL Mr. Cbama and hls allles make a sLrona and unapoloaeLlc case LhaL Lrade ls
ln Lhe besL lnLeresLs of Amerlcan buslnesses and workers."


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Ld|tor|a|: A 8etter G-20 Agenda
@AB$C?$9%&)(%')&)%

ºkorea ls a serlal lmporL-blocker and Lhls pacL would ao far Lo removlna Lrade hurdles,
wheLher hlah Larlffs or needlesslv onerous safeLv sLandards for lmporLed cars and Lhe
llke. Amerlcan exporLers would lmmedlaLelv see more opporLunlLles, as would korea's
domesLlc enLrepreneurs."







Ld|tor|a|: Cbama's Cutsourced 1rade Þo||cy
F$8-$C?$9%&0(%')&)%

º1he wav ouL of Lhls boxed canvon ls for Mr. Cbama Lo redlscover Lhe merlLs of a pro-
Lrade pollcv. Pe could also press Conaress Lo raLlfv pendlna free-Lrade aareemenLs wlLh
Colombla, SouLh korea and Þeru LhaL have lanaulshed on CaplLol Plll slnce Lhe 8ush
AdmlnlsLraLlon."

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Ld|tor|a|: Wor|d 1ar|ff Wars
*89:1%&'(%')&)%

I1he common Lhread llnklna Lhese LhreaLs Lo u.S. exporL arowLh ls Amerlca's currenL
anLlLrade compulslons, Lvplfled bv Conaress's refusal Lo raLlfv free Lrade aareemenLs
wlLh Colombla, Þanama and SouLh korea. lf Mr. Cbama reallv wanLs Lo open new exporL
markeLs, he doesn'L need Lo slap Lhe word 'exporL' on new bureaucracles. Pe needs Lo
honor u.S. commlLmenLs and explaln Lhe danaers of a creeplna alobal proLecLlonlsm."


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Ld|tor|a|: Cbama's Lxport Agenda and korean Cars
349;<%&5(%')&)%
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ºMosL Colomblan aoods alreadv enLer Lhe u.S. Larlff-free. 1he Colomblan l1A would
flnallv offer Amerlcan exporLers Lhe same beneflLs. We'll know Mr. Cbama ls serlous
abouL exporL promoLlon when he devoLes an enLlre speech Lo Lhe lmporLance of
raLlfvlna Lhese pendlna Lrade deals and fasL."
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Ld|tor|a|: A Lat|n ko|e Mode|
349;<%&'(%')&)%

º[8efusal] Lo allow a voLe on Lhe u.S.-Colombla free Lrade aareemenL ls LhaL Colombla
hasn'L done enouah Lo enforce Lhe rule of law. 1he facLs on Lhe around sav oLherwlse.
8uL we now have deflnlLlve proof LhaL on Lhe mosL lmporLanL leaal lssue - Lhe peaceful
Lransfer of power - Colombla ls a model democracv." !







Ld|tor|a|: Cne Cbama Cheer on 1rade
>$?9"492%'(%')&)%

º1he overwhelmlna ma[orlLv of Colomblan aoods alreadv enLer Lhe u.S. duLv-free under
Lhe Andean Lrade preferences acL, whlch Conaress exLended ln 2008 and aaaln ln
uecember. 1he new aareemenL would slmplv llfL Colombla's barrlers Lo u.S. exporLs."




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Ld|tor|a|: Iree trade must not be a casua|ty of the currency wars!!
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*"+",-%6&(%')&&%

ºÞresldenL Cbama and mosL conaresslonal 8epubllcans aaree LhaL Lhe Lhree free-Lrade
aareemenLs beLween Lhe unlLed SLaLes and Colombla, SouLh korea and Þanama would
boosL u.S. exporLs and promoLe u.S. economlc arowLh."

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Ld|tor|a|: Iree the free-trade agreements
!"#$%0(%')&&%

ºllrsL, all Lhree poLenLlal parLners, especlallv SouLh korea and Colombla, are realonal
allles LhaL boLh deserve and need Lhe dlplomaLlc backlna LhaL free Lrade wlLh Lhe unlLed
SLaLes would svmbollze. Second, Lhe aareemenLs are llkelv Lo prove a neL plus for Lhe
u.S. economv when [obs are ln shorL supplv. And, Lhlrd, lf Lhe unlLed SLaLes falls Lo forae
closer Lrade Lles wlLh Lhese counLrles, compeLlLors ln Lurope, Asla and Lhe Amerlcas wlll
aladlv Lake up Lhe slack."







Ld|tor|a|: Mr. Cbama's free-trade dea| w|th Co|omb|a
*89:1%/(%')&&%

ºlf and when Lhe Colombla LreaLv ls approved, u.S. sales Lo Lhe counLrv mav lncrease bv
$1 bllllon annuallv - a Llnv sLep Loward Mr. Cbama's aoal of doubllna u.S. exporLs bv
2013. Mr. Cbama wlll send a messaae LhaL Lhe unlLed SLaLes ls serlous abouL foralna
closer parLnershlps wlLh LaLln Amerlca's rapldlv arowlna economles. 1he sooner Lhe
acLlon plan wlLh Colombla can be lmplemenLed, Lhe beLLer."



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Ld|tor|a|: 1|me to act on free trade
349;<%&5(%')&&%

"1hree sLalled Lrade aareemenLs are [eopardlzlna a vlLal coa of Lhls counLrv's economv.
1he lnablllLv of Conaress and Lhe Cbama admlnlsLraLlon Lo compromlse on lree 1rade
AareemenLs wlLh Colombla, korea and Þanama ls cosLlna Lhe unlLed SLaLes $3-bllllon ln
losL aarlculLural Lrade."







Ld|tor|a|: Los|ng out |n Lat|n Amer|ca
G$;$C?$9%'&(%')&)

ºAs for Colombla, free Lrade would also be lopslded ln favor of Lhe unlLed SLaLes. 1he
Lrade aareemenL would alve u.S. exporLers slmllarlv free access Lo Colombla's markeL.
1he Cbama admlnlsLraLlon, supposedlv lnLenL on boosLlna exporLs and Lhe domesLlc
[obs Lhev creaLe, musL sLop equlvocaLlna and add Þanama and Colombla Lo lLs free-Lrade
prlorlLles ln Lhe new Conaress."






Ld|tor|a|: Iree 1rade w|th 5outh korea
G$;$C?$9%5(%')&)%

ºAll LhaL's lefL for Lhe Cbama admlnlsLraLlon ls Lo make sure Lhe revlsed [SouLh korea
free Lrade aareemenL] does, lndeed, wln approval ln Conaress - alona wlLh equallv
beneflclal pacLs wlLh Colombla and Þanama."





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Ld|tor|a|: A t|me for free trade
@AB$C?$9%=(%')&)%

º.[1he Colombla, Þanama and SouLh korea free] Lrade aareemenLs have beLLer
prospecLs - aood news for Lhe Amerlcan companles and workers who would beneflL
from expanded exporLs, and for Lhe Amerlcan consumers who would beneflL from more
cholces ln Lhe markeLplace. 1he flnallzaLlon and swlfL conaresslonal approval of all
Lhree pacLs should be amona Mr. Cbama's hlahesL prlorlLles for 2011."


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Ld|tor|a|: 5mart trade
!"#$%'7(%')&)%
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º[1hls aareemenL] slashes Larlffs and nonLarlff barrlers across Lhe board on boLh sldes,
openlna Lhe Lrllllon-dollar korean economv Lo a wlde ranae of u.S. producLs and
servlces. 1hls wlll ao a lona wav Loward helplna Mr. Cbama meeL hls aoal of doubllna
u.S. exporLs over Lhe nexL half-decade."
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Ld|tor|a|: W||| Wash|ngton treat Co|omb|a's 5antos as an a||y?
!"#$%''(%')&)%

º8aLlflcaLlon of Lhe free-Lrade aareemenL would serve Lhe admlnlsLraLlon's sLaLed aoal
of boosLlna u.S. exporLs whlle bolsLerlna a naLlon LhaL could be an anchor for democracv
and pollLlcal moderaLlon ln Lhe realon. lL would also allow Lhe admlnlsLraLlon and
Conaress Lo demonsLraLe LhaL frlends of Lhe unlLed SLaLes wlll be supporLed and noL
scorned ln WashlnaLon."

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Ld|tor|a|: 5a|esman |n ch|ef
349;<%&5(%')&)%

ºCn Lhe flrsL polnL, Mr. Cbama has proposed a new 1rans-Þaclflc ÞarLnershlp wlLh Aslan
economles buL has unforLunaLelv conLlnued Lo send mlxed slanals on Lhree alreadv-
neaoLlaLed free-Lrade aareemenLs - wlLh SouLh korea, Colombla and Þanama - LhaL
could boosL exporLs lmmedlaLelv."






Ld|tor|a|: 1|me to trade
>$?9"492%7(%')&)%

º'1hls admlnlsLraLlon wlll pursue Lrade aareemenLs LhaL are balanced [and] amblLlous
and lmprove markeL access for u.S. workers, flrms, farmers and ranchers,' Commerce
SecreLarv Carv Locke sald. 1hls ls a perfecL descrlpLlon of Lhe Colombla l1A: lL would
slmplv alve Lhe vasL ma[orlLv of u.S. aoods Lhe same duLv-free access Lo LhaL larae, fasL-
arowlna Andean naLlon LhaL Colomblan producLs alreadv en[ov ln Lhe unlLed SLaLes."

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Ld|tor|a|: 1he [obs [ob
!4#"492%6&(%')&)%

ºMore promlslna ls Lhe presldenL's call for a renewed naLlonal emphasls on exporLs,
whlch currenLlv supporL abouL 10 mllllon [obs ln Lhe unlLed SLaLes. lL's a sound concepL,
especlallv aL a Llme when Lhe weak dollar lmproves Lhls counLrv's alobal
compeLlLlveness. 8uL Lhe aoal he seL ln hls SLaLe of Lhe unlon address - doubllna exporLs
Lo $3 Lrllllon per vear over Lhe nexL half-decade - ls unreachable vla Lhe laudable buL
modesL pollcles LhaL he has been wllllna Lo embrace so far, such as areaLer Lrade
promoLlon efforLs and relaxed conLrols on naLlonal securlLv-relaLed exporL conLrols."