Autos, beef key issues in Korea-U.S. FTA-US offical


TORONTO, June 26 (Reuters) - Autos and beef are the top issues that need to be ironed out in the U.S. Free Trade Agreement with South Korea, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Saturday.

Gibbs said those are "the outstanding issues we most want to see addressed and resolved" before sending the agreement to Congress for ratification.

He said that U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk would begin right away with the effort to negotiate the remaining issues with South Korean officials. Obama, who is in Canada for a gathering of Group of 20 leaders, said on Saturday he would present the South Korea free-trade agreement to the U.S. Congress for approval a few months after the November congressional elections. (Reporting by Caren Bohan; Editing by David Storey)



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