Statement by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA)

Posted by Steve Ballmer
Microsoft CEO

“Congratulations to President Obama and President Lee of South Korea on their final agreement to the U.S. – Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  Microsoft has been a steadfast supporter of this precedent-setting agreement with South Korea, the United States’  7th largest trading partner. Today’s news signals that trade agreements will be an important part of a renewed U.S. strategy to create jobs, eliminate trade barriers and strengthen global economic ties. This agreement contains trade rules that will boost the competitiveness of U.S. technology companies and promote economic growth and job creation in the United States.

Microsoft welcomes completion of the KORUS FTA and looks forward to its expeditious ratification and implementation by the United States and Korea.”

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