Korea-US PTA spurs discussions

Plenty of chatter about PTAs:

Japan Times: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President George W. Bush are likely to discuss making a bilateral free-trade agreement the subject of future negotiations when they meet next week.

Yonhap: South Korea and the European Union will start discussions in early May on forging a free trade agreement.

These announcements are support for those who argued that the Korea-US PTA would galvanize more trade talks, but, as I commented earlier, talk is cheap.