Welcome to Business Connect. Here we can connect you with information, resources and partners that will help you understand opportunities resulting from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and how to take advantage of them. We will also provide a forum for you to interact with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and businesses in both the United States and Korea.
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY)
U.S. Representative for New York's 7th congressional district
“South Korea is not just a friend, but an indispensable U.S. ally. And what was once a relationship rooted in U.S. foreign policy and security has now expanded to being a cornerstone of U.S. economic policy as well…I urge my colleagues in Congress to join me in support of the Korea-U.S. FTA.”
President, Utah Farm Bureau Federation
“Agricultural trade is not only critical to farmers and ranchers. It is important for the U.S. economy and the creation of American jobs. Every $1 billion in agricultural exports supports 9,000 U.S. jobs including those of transportation workers, food processors, packers, longshoremen and even sales and marketing professionals… while we urge the administration and Congress to expedite passage of these trade deals, the European Union is moving forward with its own Korea agreement, hoping it can beat us to the punch.”
President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
“The International Trade Commission (ITC) estimates our export growth arising from this agreement will be strong, immediate, and lasting: an additional $12 billion annually in exports will result from approval of the three agreements. The effects will ripple through our economy, creating 100,000 new jobs, according to the ITC.”
Rep. Allen West (R-FL)
U.S. Representative of Florida's 22nd congressional district
“Quite simply, passing these free trade agreements will increase the number of American jobs. With new export opportunities come new production demands, which in turn create new jobs… The International Trade Commission estimates that implementation of these three free-trade agreements would increase U.S. exports by at least $13 billion and add $10 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product. Such an increase in U.S. exports could create 250,000 American jobs.”
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