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  Rice could doom U.S.-Korea trade deal: source
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Last EditedRP  Oct 06, 2006 02:58pm
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News DateFriday, October 6, 2006 05:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA proposed free-trade deal between the United States and South Korea would probably be doomed if Washington succeeds in putting rice on the negotiating table, according to a source familiar with the subject.

The United States has been pushing for parceling rice -- and other sensitive products like beef, onions and oranges -- into a free trade deal it is pursuing with South Korea, the world's 10th largest economy.

But Seoul "cannot show any flexibility" on including rice in the proposed KORUS trade deal, the source said this week.
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