Trade & Investment

San Antonio municipal utility CPS Energy has partnered with two South Korean firms to build a series of solar photovoltaic power plants in what will be the largest municipal solar power field in the US. The plants will provide a total capacity of 400 MW of power when...
On July 13, more than 200 business leaders and top government officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gathered in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for a conference to expand American business access and interest in Southeast Asia. Hosted by the US-ASEAN Business...

Trade Representatives Mark Two Months of KORUS

by Alex Forster
On May 16th, Ron Kirk, the US Trade Representative, and Bark Tae-ho, the Korean Minister for Trade, led the first KORUS FTA Joint Committee meeting, which oversees the ongoing implementation of the FTA.
On April 16th, the Executive Directors of the World Bank selected Dr. Jim Yong Kim, currently serving as president of Dartmouth College, to succeed Robert Zoellick as president of the global development loan agency beginning this July.
ASEAN countries have long been an important international market for US agricultural exports. The United States, in 2011, exported almost $9.6 billion of agricultural products to ASEAN, making it the sixth-largest export destination for US farmers, ranchers, and...

Little States Expect Big Gains from KORUS

by Alex Forster
The US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, set to take effect on March 15, nearly five years after it was first drafted, has major implications for many of America’s industries, both large and small.
Vietnamese and Americans joined together in Hanoi last December for a happy celebration, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the entrance into force of the US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement signed in December, 2001. The gathering of current and former trade...

Korea, US to Implement FTA in March

by Alex Forster
South Korean trade officials have announced that the long-awaited free trade agreement between the US and Korea will take effect on March 15th of this year.
Last November, Boeing announced its largest ever commercial sale when it signed a deal with Indonesia’s Lion Air for 230 aircraft valued at $21.7 billion. The importance of the commercial aviation industry to the U.S. overall economy cannot be overstated.