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October 12, 2011

Jim Costa: Trade agreements would aid economic recovery

Our economic recovery and long-term economic growth depends on a number of factors that includes better access to growing foreign markets, particularly in Asia and Latin America. We allow foreign goods to come into the United States with few barriers, but our products face prohibitive tariffs and other barriers to trade around the world. The current situation is neither free nor fair trade

Congress will soon have the opportunity to vote on pending trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia that will allow American companies to better compete globally. I support the agreements because they will increase opportunities for farmers and other industries right here in the San Joaquin Valley, helping to drive job creation. Read More

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