Obama acknowledges organic food exports during Asian visits

Barack_ObamaDuring his recent trip to Asia to discuss free trade agreements, President Obama highlighted the importance of U.S. organic food exports. “We still have some more work to do to fully implement the trade agreement and make sure that we’re maximizing its benefits, that our companies can compete fairly in areas like autos and IT and organic foods,” said Obama at a roundtable with business leaders in Seoul, South Korea. The organic sector has recently experienced barriers to exporting to Korea, and OTA has advocated strongly for easing of trade relations with this significant market. To learn more about trade relations with Korea, visit OTA’s Global Organic Trade site.  Read the full article on Obama’s recent trip. OTA encouraged U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman in advance of his overseas trip with the President to encourage Koreans to open markets to organic exports.

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