The long negotiations have ended and the United States and South Korea have reached a resolution concerning the free-trade agreement between the two countries.
The National Pork Producers Council officials are applauding the Bush Administration and U.S. trade negotiators for completing a free-trade agreement, which includes an ambitious outcome for
The trade deal will generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new pork exports and ensure that
“U.S. pork producers are excited about the new deal and will work very hard for congressional passage of the agreement,” says Jill Appell, NPPC president, a pork producer from Altona, Ill. “NPPC is very appreciative of the great results attained."
Appell also cites the efforts of House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who “stood by our producers.”
“Korean negotiators wanted to minimize the market access gains for
The trade deal with
Source: National Pork Producers Council