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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

CONTACT: Peter Thornton, assistant director for international marketing
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
(919) 707-3153

Korean ambassador to discuss trade,
business opportunities for N.C. farmers

WHAT:

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.

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.

Members of the media are also invited to attend. To register, email press@uschamber.com, or call (202) 463-5682.

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 26
11:30 a.m.; doors open at 11:15 a.m.

WHERE:

James G. Martin Building
N.C. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

MORE INFO:

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.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3005; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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