U.S. and South Korea try again to ratify a free-trade pact

08/23/2010 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Trade officials are making a renewed effort to get a U.S.-South Korean free-trade agreement ratified after seeing it bottled up without action in the U.S. Senate for three years. The Obama administration said the treaty would increase exports by more than $10 billion a year and create tens of thousands of jobs. Both countries are trying to put to rest disputes about U.S. automakers' access to the South Korean market and restrictions on beef exported from the U.S.

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