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U.S.-Korea FTA News

(In Trade)
April 27, 2017

“It’s a horrible deal. It was a Hillary Clinton disaster, a deal that should’ve never been made. It’s a one-way street.”


(In Trade)
April 18, 2017

“We have to be honest about where our trade relationship falls short.”


(Daily News)
April 07, 2017

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is singling out Korea's restrictions on the export of location-based data as a “key barrier to digital trade,” which USTR argues is necessary for the cross-border supply of services, in the 2017 National Trade Estimate Report released last week.


(In Trade)
March 16, 2017

As a candidate, President Trump called it a “job-killing deal.”

 


(In Trade)
November 29, 2016

“We plan to talk with U.S. officials on issues including regulation cooperation while focusing on keeping the FTA implemented in full.”


(In Trade)
September 09, 2016

The U.S.-Korea Business Council wants information and communication technology policies on the protection of intellectual property rights and cross-border data flows to be prioritized by their respective governments.


(Daily News)
August 24, 2016

Citing a lack of consensus among government agencies, South Korea has announced it will delay a decision on whether to allow Google to export mapping data to servers located outside of the country and whether the company is required to blur national security-sensitive locations on its maps.


(Daily News)
August 24, 2016

Citing a lack of consensus among government agencies, South Korea has announced it will delay a decision on whether to allow Google to export mapping data to servers located outside of the country and whether the company is required to blur national security-sensitive locations on its maps.


(Daily News)
August 11, 2016

The South Korean government is scheduled on Aug. 25 to issue a final decision on whether to allow Google to transfer location-based data for mapping services to servers located outside of South Korea's borders, and whether to allow Google to display maps without blurring national security-sensitive areas as required under South Korean law.


(Daily News)
June 03, 2016

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this week made clear that it is more important to her to ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership will deliver benefits to the U.S. middle class and improve U.S. wages than to pass it this year as negotiated because it is a priority for President Obama.


(Daily News)
March 18, 2016

Four years after the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) entered into force, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is charging that Korea is still failing to comply with KORUS disciplines on setting reimbursement rates for pharmaceuticals and medical devices, although the Korean government claims compliance and Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) is openly lauding Seoul for making progress on this issue.


(Daily News)
March 11, 2016

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) this month publicly aired his complaints that a South Korean law passed on Feb. 4 implementing the country's obligations under the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement to open up its legal services market imposes too many restrictions on joint ventures between U.S. and Korean law firms.


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