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ASEAN countries have long been an important international market for US agricultural exports. The United States, in 2011, exported almost $9.6 billion of agricultural products to ASEAN, making it the sixth-largest export destination for US farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses—behind...
The US State Department announced that Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt M. Campbell will travel to Australia March 20-23, 2012 as part of our ongoing consultations between the two allies.

Little States Expect Big Gains from KORUS

by Alex Forster
The US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, set to take effect on March 15, nearly five years after it was first drafted, has major implications for many of America’s industries, both large and small.
Vietnamese and Americans joined together in Hanoi last December for a happy celebration, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the entrance into force of the US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement signed in December, 2001. The gathering of current and former trade negotiators, diplomats,...

Korea, US to Implement FTA in March

by Alex Forster
South Korean trade officials have announced that the long-awaited free trade agreement between the US and Korea will take effect on March 15th of this year.
Last November, Boeing announced its largest ever commercial sale when it signed a deal with Indonesia’s Lion Air for 230 aircraft valued at $21.7 billion. The importance of the commercial aviation industry to the U.S. overall economy cannot be overstated.

For first time, Asia matches US high-tech investment expenditure

by Aaron Siirila
For the first time in history, the Asian region in 2009 spent as much on research and development in science and technology (S&T) fields as the United States, the traditional leader in high technology investment.
South Korea and the US will both be holding legislative and presidential elections over the next ten months, setting the stage for potentially significant leadership changes.