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U.S. Offered Korea Visa Concessions To Cement Supplemental FTA Deal

December 10, 2010 at 1:52 AM
In order to secure changes to the original U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, U.S. negotiators agreed to extend the validity period of certain visas for Korean professionals entering the U.S. on intra-company transfers, and also agreed to other concessions on patents and pork market access, sources said. There are no caps on these so-called L-visas, and the Obama administration will be able to enact these changes to the L-visa program for Korean nationals without legislation. However, observers were surprised that the...

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