A short notice of reading

location of South Korea

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What is needed?

  1. The words used to search with a search engine;  (unless you clicked a link from this website)
  2. the URL of the website;
  3. the name of the website;
  4.  a few word choices (anything that catches your eye or means something to you) copied directly from the website.
  5. That’s it…. Drop all of the above into a Word document and attach that to an email.  Done.


FTA + South Korea + textile


Website = Textile World

Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee — free trade agreements (FTAs) – congressional approval – seen by some as instruments to increase U.S. export trade – flawed trade agreement – further expand trade opportunities

That is all that is required.  If you want to copy a bit more of the article please feel free to do so.  We do below because the FTA with South Korea was brought up in class by Mrs. Miller and discussed briefly on 10/13/11.  We wanted to add more quotes from a July 2011 article on Textile World.

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has been quite vocal in its opposition to KORUS, charging that rather than creating jobs in the textile and apparel industry, that FTA will destroy jobs — as many as 40,000 jobs directly and indirectly tied to textiles and apparel, but also 159,000 jobs overall — because U.S. and Korean textile products are not treated equally under the agreement and the removal of certain textile enforcement measures will enable significant illegal transshipments of Chinese-made goods.

“Our industry is one of the few that has continued to add jobs over the last year. The Korea FTA puts these jobs and future jobs in serious jeopardy,” he said, referring to the 2,500 direct and 7,500 indirect jobs created in the sector in the last year.

U.S. retailers and importers have a slightly different viewpoint.  Both the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the American Apparel & Footwear Association issued statements supporting all three FTAs.

“The U.S. apparel and footwear industry is able to maintain its competitive edge in the global marketplace when we reduce barriers to trade,” said AAFA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.


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