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Happy Birthday, KORUS!

Happy Birthday, KORUS!

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While the Irish were celebrating the feast of St. Patrick last weekend, there was another anniversary that you may not have heard about: the two year anniversary of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).

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ICYMI: Obama on the Need to Enhance IP in TPP, China

ICYMI: Obama on the Need to Enhance IP in TPP, China

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Amidst trading barbs with Congressional leaders on the government shutdown (did you know that the Copyright Office is closed?!), President Barack Obama took a welcome detour to talk about the importance of trade in a press conference yesterday.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: We Must Trade Up

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: We Must Trade Up

This week three years ago, the United States formally joined leaders of eight nations from both sides of the Pacific Ocean to begin negotiations of an ambitious trade pact designed to serve as a template for international commerce in the critical Asia-Pacific region. Sixteen negotiation rounds later, the addition of two—and now possibly three—major economies, and the promise of a completed agreement in President Obama’s State of the Union Address, have risen the stakes for achieving a successful and comprehensive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.