Articles by Tami Overby

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Business Outlook Survey: U.S. Companies Are Bullish on Southeast Asia

90% of the respondents expected their company’s business in the region to grow over the next five years.

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Next Steps for the U.S.-Korea Economic Partnership

During a trip to Korea, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue announced a new effort to leverage the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement for more growth and jobs in both countries.

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It’s Time to Re-Engage Myanmar

Leaders there emphasized repeatedly their desire for American investment.

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Opening the Floodgates of Trade with Korea

Today is the day the entire business community has been waiting for: the implementation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA).

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Post Kim Jong-il: Reaffirming the Importance of the U.S.-Korea Alliance

The news of Kim Jong-il’s death came as a shock to us all, although many of us Korea watchers have been preparing for it since 2008, when Kim Jong-il suffered a massive stroke that took him out of the public eye for months. Though there are many uncertainties surrounding the death

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Japan Should Show Bold Action to Demonstrate Commitment to TPP

Last Friday, the Brookings Institute hosted a discussion on Japan’s desire to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and I was pleased to join a panel with New Zealand Ambassador Mike Moore and former U.S. Trade Representative Clayton Yeutter. It was a very timely discussion. Last m

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KORUS: Opening the Gateway to Asia for U.S. Businesses

Today, the Korean National Assembly cleared the last major hurdle in opening up a new era of expanded economic cooperation and partnership between the United States and Korea by passing the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). Though it was not an easy journey, the constant and tireless suppor

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Be Bold at APEC Summit

With Congress passing the trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, world leaders should "go deep" with an aggressive trade agenda starting with next month's APEC 2011 Summit. At a forum, today at the Chamber with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk,  FedEx Express Chief Operating

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Correcting the Record on KORUS (again…)

Even though the news cycle slows down in August, the mis-interpretation of the facts within the news never does.  Case in point, the recent op-ed on the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement (KORUS) by Korean National Assembly Member Chun Jung-bae includes many misperceptions and distortions about what

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Desperation Time for the Protectionists

As Congress prepares to consider the pending trade agreements when it returns this September, it’s desperation time for the protectionists who oppose these job-creating deals.  In a last-ditch effort to undermine support for the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), opponents are circulating th