Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had the following statement in the wake of Congressional passage of the Colombia, South Korea and Panama Free Trade Agreements:
"Microsoft applauds today’s passage of the bilateral U.S.-South Korea, U.S-Panama and U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreements. We see these agreements as one essential part of a broader economic agenda to restore economic growth, spur innovation and create jobs. For Microsoft and its network of partners, many of whom are small businesses, the Agreements will provide new market access opportunities and strengthened rules in key areas such as services, intellectual property rights protection and regulatory due process. We look forward to working with the Administration and the Congress to realize the benefits of these groundbreaking Agreements."