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  •  US Chamber of Commerce Magazine Dec 2007 (1+ / 0-)
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    US Chamber Of Commerce Magazine December 2007, Peruvian President Alan Garcia briefed U.S. Chamber members on December 14 at the Hay-Adams Hotel, hours before joining President Bush to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries at a White House ceremony. The ceremony capped off two years of work by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help gain congressional approval of the agreement.

    Garcia urged business leaders to take advantage of the FTA and invest in Peru. "Come and open your factories in my country so we can sell your own products back to the U.S.," Garcia told business leaders. Chamber Senior Vice President of International Affairs Dan Christman called on Congress to approve other pending agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. "Peru is just the first act in a much, much longer running play.

    Notice that it says NOTHING about creating jobs in the United States .!

    American Heart Association: Diet Soda can cause type 2 Diabetes. "Circulation" July 23, 2007. Read it for yourself.

    by jeffrey789 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 08:47:04 PM PST

    •  On the other hand (0+ / 0-)

      Our exports to Peru are up over 50% since the FTA went into effect in early 2009.  Peru's exports to the US are up about 12%.  We now have a substantial trade surplus with Peru.

      Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

      by Sky Net on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 09:06:26 PM PST

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