Reuters | 04 Nov 2009
S.Korea, Panama, Colombia eye US trade votes by mid-2010
WASHINGTON, Nov 4 — South Korean, Colombian and Panamanian officials said on Wednesday they hoped for U.S congressional approval of pending free trade agreements by the middle of 2010.
South Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo said he saw "a short window of opportunity" for Congress to approve the U.S.-South Korea free trade deal by June.
Otherwise, action on the two-year-old trade pact could be delayed until 2011 because of next November’s congressional election, he said at a Commerce Department conference on boosting U.S. exports.