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Free Trade Agreements Sent to Congress

President Obama has sent three long-stalled free trade agreements (FTAs), with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, to Congress for final ratification.

President Obama has sent three long-stalled free trade agreements (FTAs), with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, to Congress for final ratification.

American Meat Institute (AMI) President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle urged swift congressional action on the three trade pacts and highlighted the positive impact full implementation would have on both the meat and poultry industry and the U.S. economy as a whole.

"These agreements contain significant export gains for our meat and poultry products that will only be realized by passage and implementation," Boyle said. "Conversely, inaction has proven to result in loss of U.S. market share and forfeiture of economic growth."

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