FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
||Peter Thornton, assistant director for international marketing
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
Korean ambassador to discuss trade,
business opportunities for N.C. farmers
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will host a discussion luncheon with Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo and John Brewer, U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Services Administrator, on the benefits of the United States-Korea free trade agreement.
Members of the media are also invited to attend. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (202) 463-5682.
The luncheon, organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the N.C. Soybean Association, N.C. Pork Council, N.C. Farm Bureau and Cargill, is part of the “U.S.-Korea Partnership: Growing Jobs Across America” tour and is open to business and agricultural leaders.
Tuesday, April 26
11:30 a.m.; doors open at 11:15 a.m.
James G. Martin Building
N.C. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
North Carolina exported more than $606 million in goods to Korea in 2010. The republic is currently North Carolina’s 11th largest export market. The U.S. provides 30 percent of Korea’s total agricultural imports, accounting for nearly $5 billion. If passed, the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement could offer more opportunity for N.C. farmers in Korea’s $1 trillion market.