Albie Miles is a Ph.D. Candidate in the department of environmental science, policy and management at the University of California, Berkeley, and an FPIF contributor.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Free Trade Kills Korean Farmers
The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (Korea FTA), which the Obama administration is promising to send to Congress for ratification in the next weeks, would be the largest international trade deal since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Korea is the seventh largest U.S. trading partner and the United States is Korea’s third largest trading partner. Commerce between the two countries is estimated at $86 billion annually. The Korea FTA was originally signed in April 2007 by President Bush and later amended by the Obama administration in December 2010. But neither the U.S.