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U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement: Opportunities and Challenges
Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
What is the KORUS Free Trade Agreement? How can your Company benefit from it?
The United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) was signed by both governments on June 30, 2007 and was entered in to force on March 15, 2012. 95% of U.S.-KOR bilateral trade in consumer and industrial products will be duty-free within three years. According to government estimates, the FTA will increase exports to Korea by $10 billion annually. Imports are also expected to grow as Korean products become duty free into the U.S.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative asserts that the KORUS FTA “is the United States’ most commercially significant free trade agreement in almost two decades." It is the first U.S. FTA with a North Asian partner. Join us as we discuss the agreement with our guests who are doing business under the FTA and understand its benefits, as well as its challenges.
MERCEDES M. HERNANDEZ, ASSISTANT MANAGER
KIA MOTORS MANUFACTURING GEORGIA, INC.
GARY SONG, DIRECTOR
KORUS TRADE SERVICES
5:30 PM - Registration and Networking Reception
6:00 PM - Program
Parking is available directly under the 171 building and will be compliments of Arnall, Golden and Gregory.
AWIT wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the law firm of Arnall, Golden and Gregory in providing meeting space for this event. Thank you AG&G!
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Atlanta Women in International Trade (AWIT)
Atlanta Women in International Trade (AWIT) is a non-profit member chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade, Inc., (OWIT), Washington, DC. Its mission is to enhance the careers of women in international trade careers through educational and networking opportunties.