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“Trade Pacts Urged for Export Growth”


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July 28, 2011

Wall Street Journal

By Angus Loten, Reporter, Wall Street Journal

With a target of doubling exports by 2015, the Obama Administration needs to push through pending free-trade pacts with Colombia, Panama and South Korea to level the playing field for smaller U.S. exporters, House lawmakers said Wednesday. “Until the administration and Congress act on these agreements, American small businesses will be at a competitive disadvantage with foreign firms,” Rep. Sam Graves (R., Mo.), chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, said at a hearing on barriers to small-business exports.