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Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 3, 2010
CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
202-482-4883

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke issued the following statement on the U.S.-Korea trade agreement. 

“The U.S.-Korea trade agreement will make America more competitive in a fast-growing market and help put tens of thousands of Americans to work right here at home. Thanks to this agreement, billions of dollars worth of American goods and services – ranging from cars and industrial equipment to delivery and telecommunications services – will be able to compete on a level playing field in the Korean marketplace. Knocking down trade barriers is one of the key planks of President Obama's National Export Initiative, and I commend Ambassador Kirk and his team at USTR for negotiating a deal that will have immense benefits for American businesses and workers.”