8/18/2011

Free Trade Agreements and Korea: Where is the Love?

The executive branch, in Korea, has been aggressively pursuing FTAs, but the liberal parties and pro-farmer parties have been doing everything in their power to undermine the agreements and negotiations these agreements.  Nearly universally, Korean citizens believe that lowered tariffs will bring benefits to consumers and the nation’s economy as a whole.  Few, non-Marxist economics don’t believe in the benefits of Free Trade.

So where is the people’s love? As in the words of the Black Eyed Peas: Father, Father, Father help us send some guidance from above “Cause people got me, got me questionin.” Where is the love (Love).

If Korean citizens wish to get these FTAs passed they need to engage in protests, public internet campaigns and vigorously engage there politicians. The radical liberals in Korea are great at this, but the mainstream is apathetic at best. If Koreans want the benefits of FTA – “Show Your Love All.”

Links to Korean FTAs and Status of FTAs with Korea
Each link below, links to the MOFAT's website and the details of the FTAs.  

Concluded FTAs (Not signed into law. No legislative votes)


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