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    Trade Promotion Authority Should Mean Authority to Promote Trade—Period

    There’s a good chance Congress will consider legislation this summer to extend trade promotion authority (TPA) to President Obama. If it does, lawmakers should pay especially close attention to the wording of the bill. TPA is the legislative vehicle that allows the President to negotiate with other countries on beneficial … More

    Include Taiwan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    “We do hope to [get] into TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] as early as possible,” said Mignonne Man-Jung Chan, former senior adviser to the President on Taiwan, at a recent event at The Heritage Foundation. Dr. Chan’s statement reflects the opinion of the Taiwanese government and key analysts who echo the sentiment … More

    Morning Bell: Defending Freedom in North Korea's Shadow

    To lead the nation always under threat from North Korea, backbone is required. As the president of South Korea has demonstrated over her past two days in Washington, she is a vital figure at this time in history. Park Geun-hye has been referred to as the “Iron Lady of Korea.” … More

    Japan’s Step Closer to TPP

    Today, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that Japan will officially join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This comes a day after Prime Minister Abe received the okay to join TPP by his Liberal Democratic Party, a month after visiting President Obama and discussing the partnership, and more than a year since … More

    Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement One Year On: Solidifying a Partnership for the Future

    March 15 marks the first anniversary of the Korea–U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA). Over the past 12 months, a growing number of businesses in both countries have taken action to capitalize on the expanded opportunities created by the free flow of products, services, and ideas through the KORUS FTA. … More

    Conservative South Korean Victory Will Affirm Strong U.S. Alliance

    Conservative candidate Park Geun-hye won victory to become South Korea’s first woman president. Park, the daughter of former President Park Chung-hee, beat progressive challenger Moon Jae-in, the chief of staff to former President Roh Moo-hyun. Although both parties shifted toward the center on some foreign policy and economic issues, voters … More

    The Sweet Fruits of Free Trade

    After years of delays and renegotiations, a free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea (KORUS) finally took effect four months ago. Some parts of the U.S. economy are already bearing sweet fruit. As of this year, cherry growers in Washington have shipped 368,000 boxes of fresh cherries … More

    Don’t Skimp on South Korean Missile Range

    On June 6, the House Foreign Affairs Asian Subcommittee will focus its attention on “What’s Next for the U.S.–Korea Alliance?” Experts agree that the bilateral relationship is very strong—perhaps in the best condition it has ever been. This is due to both nations sharing common values of freedom, democracy, and … More

    KORUS FTA—Finally!

    March 15 marked the official start of the landmark Korea–U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA). Yes, it’s been a long journey. Almost six years ago, Washington and Seoul announced their intention to negotiate a free-trade pact. Critics were skeptical, yet the announcement was greeted as a welcome surprise. Despite their … More

    Toyota Selling Cars to South Korea--From the United States

    Toyota recently announced it will begin exporting U.S.-built Camry cars and Sienna minivans to South Korea from plants located in Kentucky and Indiana. The cars will be shipped through the Port of Hueneme—ironically, one of the California ports that Occupy Wall Street protestors recently attempted to shut down. Some people … More