On Tuesday, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis met with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (Seoul) who are in Washington, D.C. this week to meet with Congressional and Administration officials. The group is here to discuss doing business in Korea and explain the job-creating benefits of the U.S.-Korea trade agreement from their perspective "on the ground" in Korea. Led by their Chairman Frank Little of 3M, representatives from United Airlines, Johnson and Johnson Medical, Boeing, and other firms active in Korea participated in the meeting.
Ambassador Marantis and members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea
Ambassador Marantis shared with the companies the news that USTR has offered to begin to work with Congressional committees on the draft implementing legislation that will allow the agreement to move forward in Congress. Ambassador Marantis underscored that the agreement could support tens of thousands of American jobs and its passage would help keep American companies and products globally competitive. He also emphasized that the Administration is fully committed to submitting the agreement to Congress as soon as possible.