KORUS FTA: Bilateral Benefits & Implications for U.S.-Japan Trade

April 25, 2007
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Corporate Luncheon
Wednesday, April 25
12 – 2 pm

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Wendy Cutler
, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs

Leslie Norton, Foreign Editor, Asia, Barron’s

The United States and South Korea recently concluded a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) that stands to bring important commercial, economic, political and strategic benefits to the two countries. If ratified, the agreement would eliminate tariffs on nearly 95 percent of consumer and industrial product trade within three years of entry into force and add some $20 billion to bilateral trade. Immediate benefactors of the deal include U.S. farmers and South Korean automobile manufactures, but are there downsides? Will Japan be shut out of lucrative trade opportunities with the U.S.? What are the prospects of a U.S.-Japan FTA? Lead U.S. negotiator for the agreement, Wendy Cutler, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs, discusses the bilateral benefits associated with the FTA, and implications for U.S.-Japan trade.

12-12:30 pm   Registration & reception
12:30-1           Luncheon
1-2                  Lecture

Korea Society Corporate Member rate: $45 for lunch & lecture; $10 for lecture-only.

Japan Society Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants, Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only. The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome. For additional information only, please e-mail [email protected] or call Tomoko Okuno at (212) 715-1247.  Register online below.

The Korea Society


  • Wednesday, April 25, 2007
  • 12:00 pm