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KEI's Troy Stangarone cited in AP Factcheck

October 3, 2018

Following President Trump's statement that the revised KORUS agreement provided expanded access to the Korean agricultural market for U.S. farmers, KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone corrects this record for AP Factcheck and notes that “agriculture was excluded from the talks at South Korea’s insistence.” He underscored that the talks focused primarily on auto manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and other industries. This is consistent with the findings of the National Pork Producers Council, which found that the new deal would have “little impact on agriculture” since the original 2012 U.S.-South Korea trade agreement had already eliminated most South Korean tariffs on farm products like pork.

Stangarone's comments were republished in several U.S. media outlets, including:

The Washington Post

The Boston Globe

San Francisco Chronicle

Tampa Bay Times

Hanford Sentinel