8/3/2010

Realizing President Barack Obama's plan of doubling national exports in five years will require signing new free trade agreements, the kind that Congress has been slow to ratify in recent months, writes Sewell Chan. An agreement to further open trade with South Korea has been languishing on lawmakers' desks even though agreements with other emerging economies would give American exporters access to their fast-growing markets. There are other obstacles, as well. The strengthening dollar is making American goods feel more expensive to buyers abroad.

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