Obama to Sign South Korea, Colombia, Panama Trade Deals Oct. 21

President Barack Obama will sign the South Korea, Colombia and Panama free trade agreements on Oct. 21, the White House announced.

The accords were approved by Congress last week. The agreement with South Korea is the largest trade deal since 1994 and will widen U.S. export access for everything from cars to farm goods and support about 70,000 jobs, according to the administration.

Obama also will sign legislation to aid workers who lose jobs as a result of foreign competition.

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