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Korea

(In Trade)
March 26, 2021

Daniel Kritenbrink is a career Foreign Service officer who once served as senior director for Asian affairs on the National Security Council.


(In Trade)
March 23, 2021

The USTR and her Japanese counterpart “shared concerns about unfair trading practices from non-market economies, such as China.”


(In Trade)
March 22, 2021

The Delaware District Court “is a good forum and we welcome that because we have to clean our name, which has been severely contaminated,” Kim said.


(Daily News)
March 19, 2021

SK Innovation Board of Directors Chairman Kim Jong-hoon was in Washington, DC, this week to deliver an ultimatum to the Biden administration: Overturn the U.S. International Trade Commission’s ban on SKI imports of electric battery vehicle components or lose billions in investment, Kim told Inside U.S. Trade on Thursday.


(Daily News)
March 19, 2021

The U.S. has appealed – to a non-functioning Appellate Body – a World Trade Organization dispute panel report that faulted the Commerce Department for improperly calculating antidumping and countervailing duties on some Korean goods, just ahead of a meeting where members were set to adopt the ruling.


(In Trade)
February 17, 2021

The Section 337 investigation was requested by Ericsson.


(Daily News)
January 21, 2021

The U.S. Commerce Department improperly calculated some antidumping and countervailing duties on Korean goods, a World Trade Organization dispute panel report determined on Thursday, handing the Biden administration its first WTO conundrum.


(In Trade)
January 12, 2021

The government said it would “revise regulations to meet the requirements on sanitary, fisheries subsidies, digital trade and state-owned enterprises.”


(In Trade)
December 10, 2020

Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Tuesday that the country would consider joining CPTPP.


(Daily News)
October 28, 2020

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was named on Wednesday as the director-general candidate with the widest support, but her appointment remains in question after the U.S. told members it could not join the consensus for her to lead the WTO, according to a source in the room and other reports. 


(Daily News)
August 11, 2020

While plurilateral agreements are an important tool in securing new rules at the World Trade Organization, members should work to “multilateralize” them eventually or risk further fragmentation, Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, a candidate for director-general, said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
August 09, 2020

If the World Trade Organization is like a tea bag, to paraphrase an old adage, its strength can be gauged only once it is in hot water -- and the water in Geneva is boiling.


(Daily News)
August 05, 2020

Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, a candidate to lead the World Trade Organization, says she knows how to close a trade deal. With the biggest trade deal of them all -- the World Trade Organization -- on the brink, Yoo believes the only way forward is to prove the beleaguered institution can build on successes on its way to reform.


(Daily News)
July 16, 2020

The three director-general candidates to speak to World Trade Organization members on Thursday leaned heavily on their trade and political experience in making the case for their bids to lead the organization out of its crisis.


(Daily News)
June 30, 2020

The U.S. on Monday backed Japan’s invocation of the World Trade Organization national security exception in a dispute with South Korea over semiconductor materials. The U.S. has cited the same provision in challenges to its steel and aluminum tariffs.


(In Trade)
November 19, 2019

The in-quota tariff for rice exports to Korea will be 5 percent and the out-of-quota tariff will be 513 percent.


(Daily News)
November 04, 2019

Citing negotiations with foreign auto companies, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Sunday said he hopes those talks will “bear enough fruit” so the U.S. does not have to put potential Section 232 measures “fully into effect.”


(In Trade)
September 20, 2019

The U.S. says Korea is failing to abide by the deal's environment chapter by not enforcing the rules of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.


(In Trade)
September 18, 2019

“Because that activity may not be visible publicly doesn't mean it's not happening.”


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