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Free Trade Deals Give Boost to Iowa Exports


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January 16, 2012

Des Moines Register

By Jay Byers, CEO, Greater Des Moines Partnership

The recent passage of the long-delayed Colombia, Panama and South Korea free trade agreements (FTAs) is projected to significantly increase U.S. exports and create tens of thousands of new U.S. jobs by immediately eliminating nearly all tariffs on most U.S. goods and services.