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No actual trade required by Nixon trade agreement

Date: March 21, 2013
By: Ellie Coatar
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
Governor Jay Nixon says an agreement he made on his overseas trip will bring more than a billion dollars to Missouri, but history says otherwise.
RunTime:  0:43
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Governor Nixon announced from Seoul, South Korea he signed a 1.9 billion dollar trade agreement, but because the document isn't a contract, the impact is unknown. Nixon's office says the document is not available yet to the public.

Although the agreement will not legally require any trade, Nixon says Taiwan and South Korea will work with Missouri to increase exports from the state. 

Actuality:  CCNIXON1.WAV
Run Time:  00:11
Description: "The focus of what I have tried to do as governor, many times, is to create jobs and move us forward. And one of the most effective ways for us to do that is to make sure Missouri business compete in every corner of the globe."

Nixon signed a similiar statement of intent with China in 2011, but that agreement was not a contract, either.  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar.

 

Intro: 
Governor Jay Nixon says an agreement he made on his trip to Asia will create jobs for Missourians, but history says otherwise.
RunTime:  0:44
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Governor Nixon announced from Seoul, South Korea he signed a 1.9 billion dollar trade agreement, but because the document is an agreement not a contract, the actual impact is unknown.

The agreement does not legally require any trade with Taiwan or South Korea, but Nixon says more exports from Missouri means creating more jobs.

Actuality:  CCNIXON3.WAV
Run Time:  00:12
Description: "All of this means more soybeans and corn, more manufactured goods, that we produce, make and grow in Missouri will be used to create jobs and to enter these international markets. And that means more good jobs for Missourians."

Nixon's office says the agreement is not yet available. The governor signed a similiar agreement with China in 2011, but it was a statement of intent, not a contract.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar.


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