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US Trade Representative Ron Kirk optimistic on passage in September of Panama and Colombia pacts

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


\ US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said he was optimistic that Congress would pass free trade pacts with South Korea, Colombia and Panama shortly after they return in September from a month-long congressional recess.\ \ Kirk said he believed President Barack Obama's administration had worked out a deal with congressional leaders to ensure passage of the three trade pacts and Trade Adjustment Assistance.\ \ Trade Adjustment Assistance is a retraining program for US workers displaced by trade.\ \ Original source: Reuters\ \ \ \ \