17 Jun '11, 9am

US-Korea FTA 'too important to wait': SEOUL - US EXPORTERS could lose ground to European competitors unless Con...

US-Korea FTA 'too important to wait': SEOUL - US EXPORTERS could lose ground to European competitors unless Con...

US ambassador Kathleen Stephens speaks during the press conference in Seoul on June 17, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP SEOUL - US EXPORTERS could lose ground to European competitors unless Congress quickly ratifies a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea, US ambassador Kathleen Stephens said on Friday. Answering a question, she expressed concern about the disadvantage US businesses could face when an FTA between South Korea and the European Union (EU) - the most ambitious trade accord the EU has negotiated - takes effect in July. 'Yes, I'm concerned about the disadvantage that American businesses will be at if there is a EU-Korea FTA and we are too slow in ratifying and implementing the Korea-US FTA,' she told journalists. A US trade deal with South Korea 'will bind our alliance, make us even closer and anchor the US economy to this dynamic region", she said, adding it would al...

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