U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement & Wisconsin Exports

Seminar Overview

The Milwaukee office of the U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with the Milwaukee World Trade Association and the Wisconsin District Export Council, is pleased to present a breakfast briefing on the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and its impact on Wisconsin exports.

Why is the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Important?

The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement entered into force on March 15, 2012. As of day one, almost 80 percent of the U.S. industrial goods exported to Korea became duty-free. In addition, the agreement provides for stronger protection of intellectual property rights and improved access to Korea’s market for services. Topics of the presentation include:

  • Insights on Korea as a trading partner
  • Key provisions of the FTA
  • Benefits and opportunities for Wisconsin
  • What has changed under the FTA
  • Resources and practical tools for exporters

About the Presenter

Eric Sohn is desk officer at the Office of Japan and Korea of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. He specializes in U.S. trade relations with Korea and works to resolve bilateral trade issues and disputes on behalf of U.S. industry. He is part of a team that frequently advises senior leadership on the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and the U.S.-Korea commercial relationship. He has lived and studied in Seoul and is conversationally fluent in Korean.

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 8:30-10:00 AM

Where: Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, 756 N. Milwaukee Street, 4th Floor, Milwaukee, WI

Cost: $20 per person (includes continental breakfast)

Registration: Space is Limited…to register click here.