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Congress Should Pass Trade Pacts


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October 7, 2011

Star Tribune

But one bipartisan opportunity exists to help spur growth: Approving the free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama that Obama submitted to Congress on Oct. 3…. Colombian trade would jump by more than $1 billion, according to the introductory 2006 estimate. (Commensurate calculations are not available for Panama.) Minnesota might benefit more than most areas, especially with increased agricultural and manufactured goods exports.