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March 26, 2013MO |  By: Grady

Gov Nixon on Asia Trade

Governor Jay Nixon says an agreement he made on his trip to Asia will create jobs for Missourians, but history says otherwise.

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.

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