South Korea, US presidents seek to finalize trade deal
The leaders of South Korea and the United States agreed to try and finalize a long-stalled free trade deal ahead of a summit of major economies set for next week, the office of South Korea's president said Tuesday. BusinessWeek, November 2, 2010
Japan Inc. Looks for a Trade
Three powerful business organizations led by Japan’s Nippon Keidanren hosted an “emergency meeting” Monday to request Japan’s participation in the negotiations to expand the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a regional trade pact that’s emerging as a key vehicle to unite the United States and its Asian trading partners such as Singapore and Australia. Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2010
AJR 27 (Torrico; D- Fremont)
Colombia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement
A California Assembly Joint Resolution opposing the U.S. - Colombia FTA, would cast the FTA and Colombia in an unproductive light if it were to pass. Colombia is an important trading partner with California and the United States and also a partner in stopping drug trafficking. - Opposed CHAPTERED
SB 657 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento)
Mandates that “every retail seller and manufacturer doing business in this state” develop, maintain, and implement a policy addressing the eradication of slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain. The bill inappropriately makes California employers responsible for the actions of businesses with which they have no contractual relationship, are located in other countries, and could be engaged in activities that may best be handled on a diplomatic level. - Opposed CHAPTERED
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