Korea FTA News Archive

US-South Korea Free Trade Pact Trips Over Autos, Beef International Business Times, November 11, 2010
US Best Served by Fair Trade With South Korea San Francisco Chronicle, November 10, 2010
On eve of G20 Summit, Global Unions Call on Korea to Honor Workers’ Rights AFL-CIO NOW Blog, November 4, 2010
South Korea Trade Deal Near Detroit News, October 27, 2010
Korean, US Lawmakers Ask for Changes to FTA JoongAng Daily, October 21, 2010
Korean Ambassador Says Still No Definite Agenda for Bilateral FTA Talks Inside US Trade, September 30, 2010
Trade, Race and Traitors The Rick Smith Show, September 23, 2010
Hare TV commercial targets trade pact The Register-Mail, September 8 2010
South Korea free trade pact back on U.S. agenda Washington Post, August 23, 2010
Kirk: Korea-US FTA Renegotiations Will Only Focus on Beef and Auto Airang, August 8, 2010
Need to renegotiate the Textile Text in KOREA FTA, NCTO National Council of Textile Organisations, August 6, 2010

Obama Courts Labor Support for Trade Deal Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2010
Making trade with Korea fairer Rep. Howard Cobble, August 3, 2010
U.S. to seek better Korea Free Trade deal for Detroit’s Big 3 Detroit News, July 23 2010
Democrats ask to meet Obama on Korea trade concerns Reuters, July 22, 2010
Two Senators urge ‘hard bargain’ with South Korean autos Detroit News, July 19, 2010
South Korea bulks up on K Street as Obama presses trade deal The Hill, July 15, 2010
US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement: Out of Control Guardian (UK), July 1, 2010 – Kevin Gallagher
Obama Sets November Deadline for S. Korea Trade Deal
BusinessWeek – Julianna Goldman, Hans Nichols
US pledges to revise South Korea free trade agreement

Financial Times – Alan Beattie, Chris Giles
US business lobby supports Obama’s plans for KORUS FTA ratification
Yonhap News – Hwang Doo-hyong
South Korea trade deal pits Obama against labor base The Hill, July 1, 2010
US Vows New Push in Korean Trade Pact
Wall Street Journal – Elizabeth Williamson
Obama will resume talks on South Korea trade
The Associated Press – Martin Crutsinger
US To Complete FTA With South Korea By November CattleNetwork.com
White House to Push Free Trade Deal With South Korea
New York Times – Sewell Chan, Jackie Calmes
Obama pledge boosts KORUS FTA The Korea Herald

US Preparing to Revisit Trade Pact with South Korea Reuters, December 15, 2009
US Working to Address Concerns on Auto, Beef Trade: Kirk Yonhap, December 15, 2009
South Korea Offers Talks on Stalled US Trade Pact Agence-France Presse, November 18, 2009
Obama to Discuss with President Lee Timetable for Korea FTA’s Ratification: White House Yonhap, November 14, 2009
Members Call for Fairness in Korean and Japanese Auto Markets Michigan News, November 10, 2009
Ministry Threatens to Blacklist Firms Paying Salaries to Full-Time Unionists Joong Ang Daily, November 9, 2009
Levin Says Korea Auto Barriers Need to Be Fixed; Kirk Says Proposals Being Developed Daily Report for Executives, November 6, 2009
Kirk Says Korea FTA Issues Must Be Resolved, Business Gears Up Inside US Trade, November 6, 2009
Obama Poised to Discuss Korean Trade Agreement, but Lawmakers are Anxious CQ Today, November 6, 2009

USTR Kirk: US Isn’t Standing Still On Korea Trade Agreement Dow Jones, November 5, 2009
South Korea-US FTA Will Be Top Agenda When Obama Visits Seoul Bernama, November 5, 2009
Obama yet to decide to push FTA ratification Joong Ang Daily, November 4, 2009
USTR Kirk sets speech on long-delayed Korea pact Reuters, October 30, 2009
EU-Korea trade deal put pressure on Obama to act Reuters, October 15, 2009
U.S. Lawmakers Urge Swif Ratification of Korea-U.S. FTA Chosun Ilbo, October 8, 2009
US Debates Continue on FTAs with Colombia, South Korea ICTSD, September 16, 2009
USTR Receives Public Comments Concerning the Pending Colombia and Korea Free Trade Agreements Office of the US Trade Representative, September 15, 2009
S. Korea reaffirms ‘no renegotiation’ on U.S. FTA Yonhap News Agency, July 15, 2009

South Korea seeks parliment approval for U.S. deal Hemscott.com/Reuters, October 8, 2008
UPDATE-1-US autoworkers, Chrysler warn against Korea deal Reuters, September 24, 2008
Seoul Shelves KORUS FTA Korea Times, September 1, 2008
Bush Seeks Measures To Save Trade Deal With South Korea Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2008
Police fire water cannon at Bush protesters Associated Press, August 5, 2008
South Korea Deploys 16,000 Police to Contain Protests Bloomberg, August 5, 2008
Bush to Visit Seoul for Summit KBS World Radio, August 5, 2008
Protesters Gather Ahead of Bush Visit Chosun Ilbo, August 4, 2008
First US beef shipment arrives in South Korea: officials Agence France-Presse, July 29, 2008
S Korea’s Lee calls for law and order after weeks of protests Agence France-Presse, July 11, 2008

South Korea parliament starts, MPs battle on beef Reuters, July 10, 2008
Bush tells Lee he will push free trade pact: Seoul spokesman Agence France-Presse, July 9, 2008
Bush, Lee agree to enforce U.S. beef rule United Press International, July 9, 2008
South Korean President Fires 3 Cabinet Ministers New York Times, July 8, 2008
South Koreans Fear That Protests Have Sidetracked Government Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2008
SKorean leader calls for end to beef dispute Associated Press, July 3, 2008
S.Korea activists launch US beef boycott Agence France-Presse, July 3, 2008
S.Korean workers strike, priests join protests against US beef Agence France-Presse, July 2, 2008
US Beef Goes on Sale in South Korea Associated Press, July 1, 2008
S Korean police brace for more protests Reuters, June 30, 2008
S Korea Gets Tough on Beef Protesters AFP, June 29, 2008

South Korea bans rallies against US beef imports Associated Press, June 29, 2008
S Korea asks for U.S. Congress approval of FTA by year end Xinhua, June 28, 2008
South korea Lifts U.S. Beef Ban Amid Protest Rallies Bloomberg, June 26, 2008
President Appeals for Ending Beef Row The Korea Times, June 26, 2008
S Korea to allow US beef back in BBC News, June 25, 2008
Seoul May Blacklist Rogue US Beef Exporters The Korea Times, June 23, 2008
South Korea and U.S. Reach Deal on Beef New York Times, June 22, 2008
Beef Furor Provokes a Turnover in Seoul New York Times, June 21, 2008
U.S. Beef Exporters Ask Bush to Verify Age of Exports to Korea Bloomberg, June 20, 2008
U.S. Said to Compromise on Beef for South Korea New York Times, June 20, 2008
South Korea’s Lee Vows Changes After Flap Over U.S. Beef Wall Street Journal, June 20, 2008

Stop the Madness New York Times, June 20, 2008
Pres. Lee Vows to Disallow Imports of Old U.S. Beef Donga, June 19, 2008
Mixed Responses to South Korean President’s Beef Apology Yonhap News Agency, June 19, 2008
South Korea’s Lee to Fire Ministers Amid Anger Over U.S. Beef Bloomberg, June 19, 2008
Obama Renews Attack on Korea-U.S. FTA Chosun Ilbo, June 19, 2008
Korea, U.S. trade chiefs resume beef talks Korea Herald, June 18, 2008
US, South Korean officials end beef talks Associated Press, June 16, 2008
S. Korea, U.S. to continue beef talks this week Xinhua, June 16, 2008
Legislators: U.S. negative on beef renegotiation with S Korea Xinhua, June 15, 2008
South Korean Minister Heads for US, Protests Against US Beef Imports Continue VOA News, June 13, 2008
‘US Is Not a Model for Korea’ The Korea Times, June 13, 2008

Korea Experts Join Obama, McCain Camps Chosun Ilbo, June 13, 2008
US seeking resolution to beef strife with S. Korea Reuters, June 12, 2008
S. Koreans believe U.S. beef is being shoved down their throats MWC News, June 12, 2008
U.S. Would Allow Meat Industry to Limit Exports to South Korea Bloomberg, June 12, 2008
S Korea, US to hold more negotiations in beef row Agence France Presse, June 12, 2008
Baucus Says Korea Must Implement Beef Agreement for Trade Vote Bloomberg, June 11, 2008
Beef Protests Put South Korea Cabinet Into Turmoil; Administration Faces Shake-Up, Threat to Agenda Associated Press, June 11, 2008
S. Korean Cabinet Offers to Quit After Beef Protests New York Times, June 10, 2008
About 100,000 South koreans protest U.S. beef imports Xinhua, June 10, 2008
S Korea Braced for Fresh Protests MWC News, June 10, 2008
South Koreans boost anti-US beef protests Associated Press, June 5, 2008

US Envoy Advised to Speak Carefully Korea Times, June 5, 2008
Korea Gives Up Renegotiating Deal Korea Times, June 5, 2008
South Korea Seeks US Beef Export Restraint Pledge Reuters, June 4, 2008
Obama, McCain Differ on Korea Policy Korea Times, June 4, 2008
US Rules Out Renegotiating Beef Deal Korea Times, June 3, 2008
Renegotiate Beef Deal Korea Times, June 3, 2008
Obama Opposes Korea-U.S. FTA Donga, June 3, 2008
S.Korea delays controversial US beef imports AFP, June 2, 2008
South Korean opposition threatens court action against US beef Agence France-Presse, May 30, 2008
South Korea resumes controversial US beef imports Agence France-Presse, May 29, 2008

SKoreans protest against US beef deal Associated Press, May 27, 2008
South Koreans More Concerned About American Beef Safety Than Americans AreAlternet, May 26, 2008
Obama’s Korea Trade Deal Objection Is Political, Minister Says Bloomberg, May 26, 2008
Obama urges Bush back off South Korea trade deal Reuters, May 24, 2008
Bush: Still chance for Colombia, South Korea pacts Reuters, May 23, 2008
Bush lobbies Congress to pass free-trade deals Associated Press, May 23, 2008
Democrat urges House vote on Korea, Colombia pacts Reuters, May 22, 2008
South Korean president, opposition leader fail to reach agreement on free trade deal with US Associated Press, May 20, 2008
US and S Korea hold additional beef talks Agence France-Presse, May 19, 2008
Opposition Seeks Asian Alliance Over US Beef Korea Times, May 18, 2008

South Korea may demand revision of US beef import pact Associated Press, May 8, 2008
SKorea to stick to US beef deal despite wave of criticism Agence France-Presse, May 7, 2008
SKorean workers rally against free trade pact Agence France-Presse, May 1, 2008
Opponents of US-South Korea Trade Deal Mobilize against RatificationVoice of America, April 24, 2008
If you didn’t like Colombia, try S. Korea The Hill, April 21, 2008
Levin Statement on U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement: Problems with FTA much Broader than Beef Office of Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), April 18, 2008
Seoul Unlikely to End U.S. Beef Ban Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2008
Hopes for Korea-U.S. FTA Dimming Chosun Ilbo, February 28, 2008
Labor party hogties FTA debate Korea Herald, February 12, 2008
Bush lobbies for more free trade deals Agence France-Presse, January 29, 2008

Bush to Pitch Free Trade Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2008
President-Elect Lee Vows Closer Relations With US The Korea Times, January 22, 2008
NYT Column Supporting Free Trade Draws Sharp Criticism Yonhap News Agency, January 21, 2008
Bush, Congress set for clashes over China, trade Reuters, January 18, 2008
Commerce chief presses for trade deals passage Reuters, January 10, 2008
Bush plans relentless push for trade deals – aide Reuters, January 9, 2008
Bush nominates deputy USTR with Korea FTA agenda Yonhap, December 19, 2007
Hoffa To Bush: Drop Free Trade Forbes, December 16, 2007
Bush, Congress seem headed for clash on trade deals Reuters, December 14, 2007
Japan aide urges U.S. Congress approve Korea trade deal Reuters, December 7, 2007

Is it Possible: More Incompetence in U.S. Trade Policy? Alan Tonelson, December 4, 2007
Trade Deals Ignore Agricultural Impacts on Immigration IATP, December 3, 2007
Side issues stall action on trade agreements Chicago Tribune, December 1, 2007
Korea, U.S. Pledge to End Differences Over Refrigerator Trade Bloomberg, November 30, 2007
South Korea warns U.S. lawmakers against opposing bilateral FTA Yonhap, November 27, 2007
South Korea sees U.S. trade deal approval by February Reuters, November 27, 2007
SKorea says US will lose out without FTA Agence France-Presse, November 27, 2007
Big gains seen from US-Japan free trade pact Reuters, November 27, 2007
South Korea Expected To Approve U.S. Trade Deal RTT News, November 27, 2007
US, S.Korea trade chiefs to mull trade vote options Reuters, November 17, 2007

Democratic split on trade remains MarketWatch, November 16, 2007
Total US Beef Export to Korea to Decrease Despite Increased Output Korea Times, November 12, 2007
US-SKorea free trade pact languishes in Congress Agence France-Presse, November 11, 2007
SKoreans Clash Over US Trade Deal Associated Press, November 11, 2007
SKorean police, protesters clash in rally Agence France-Presse, November 11, 2007
The Ill Winds of Free Trade Commondreams.org, October 17, 2007
South Korea must move on beef to spur U.S. deal Reuters, October 16, 2007
Trade winds shift for Bush Washington Post, October 14, 2007
Teamsters Challenge Bush on Free Trade Arguments Press Release, October 12, 2007
A slow fade for free trade San Francisco Chronicle, October 12, 2007

Centrist Dems tied to Clintons press influence in trade debate The Hill, October 10, 2007
Trade in the Spotlight: Issue Seen as Key One In Race for White House WWD, October 10, 2007
House leader offers some hope on trade deals Reuters, October 3, 2007
Letter to Congress on Pending Free Trade Agreements UAW, October 2, 2007
Ford and South Korea dig in heels over trade deal Reuters, September 26, 2007
Free trade must be fair trade Rep. Phil Hare, September 19, 2007
Free Trade Agreements Taking Different Paths Women’s Wear Daily, September 18, 2007
Trade agreements seen as crucial Capital Press, September 18, 2007
U.S. Trade Body Probes Korea’s Beef Rules Chosun Ilbo, September 17, 2007
Conference to Focus on Trade Protection AP, September 17, 2007

Congress Considers Peru Trade Pact As Prelude to Tougher Deals Miami Herald, September 17, 2007
Free-Trade Initiatives are on Life-Support as Export Growth Slows Miami Herald, September 16, 2007
NAACP chief: Visit to Seoul opens eyes about trade policies Orlando Sentinel, September 14, 2007
South Korea finds banned bones in U.S. beef shipment for third time this month AP, September 12, 2007
Bush officials tout trade agenda, woo Congress Reuters, September 10, 2007
U.S. gov’t launches fall campaign to pass FTAs with S. Korea, three other nations Yonhap News Agency, September 10, 2007
South Korea submits U.S. free trade deal to National Assembly for approval Yonhap News Agency, September 7, 2007
Han Calls for FTA Ratification Korea Times, September 7, 2007
Free-trade deals face rocky path The Hill, September 4, 2007
Congress may move quickly on Peru trade: aides Reuters, August 30, 2007

U.S.-Korean Food Fight Foreign Policy in Focus, August 24, 2007
South Korea suspends US beef imports again over banned bones Agence France Presse, August 2, 2007
New Report Reveals How Pending Trade Agreements Will Worsen Imported Food Safety Problem Public Citizen, July 25, 2007
Bush Administration Rules Out Changes to South Korea Trade Pact Bloomberg, July 24, 2007
South Korea, US sign free trade agreement Associated Press, June 30, 2007
Teamsters Letter to Congress Expressing Opposition to Trade Deal June 12, 2007
House Democratic Leadership’s Deal With USTR Has Serious Problems Statement by Citizens Trade Campaign, May 23, 2007
Congressional Proposal to Open Korea’s Closed Market Sent to President to Jumpstart Negotiations Office of Congressman Sandy Levin, March 2, 2007
Korea-US Trade Agreement Headed for Trouble The Nation, January 27, 2007

US-South Korea Trade Talks Go On Associated Press, December 8, 2006
Thousands Rally in South Korean Capital Against Free Trade With U.S. Associated Press, November 25, 2006
Democrats’ Control Puts FTA in Limbo The Korea Times, November 9, 2006
US Says Korea Talks Could Go Into 2007 Houston Chronicle, October 23, 2006
Seoul Starts Bumpy Free Trade Talks with Washington The Korea Times, June 2, 2006
Seoul Says Won’t Rush Into US Bilateral Trade Deal Financial Times, April 17, 2006
S. Korea Sets Limits on Free Trade Deal Associated Press, March 23, 2006
South Korean Trade Accord Certain to Stir Debate Sun-Sentinel, March 13, 2006
What Counts as ‘Korean Made’? Bloomberg, March 6, 2006
South Korea, US to Start Free Trade Talks in June Reuters, March 6, 2006

Korea-US FTA Talks Face Bumpy Road Korea Times, March 1, 2006
Tough Talks Ahead on South Korea Trade Washington Times, February 17, 2006
Korea Wants Rice Out of FTA Korea Times, February 13, 2006
US, South Korea to Launch Talks on Free Trade Accord Associated Press, February 2, 2006