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North Korea Wary of Bolton’s Involvement in Talks

North Korea Wary of Bolton’s Involvement in Talks

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The headline of an article published last month on “The Hill,” a U.S.-based political magazine, reads “Trump, don’t let John Bolton blow up the North Korea talks.” Tom Z. Collina and Catherine Killough, the writers of the opinion article, are avid supporters of denuclearization efforts. They work for Ploughshares Fund, [...]

S. Korean Steelmakers Queasy Despite U.S. Tariff Move

S. Korean Steelmakers Queasy Despite U.S. Tariff Move

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean steelmakers remain jittery about their exports to the United States despite Washington’s move to temporarily exempt Seoul from heavy tariffs on steel imports, industry sources said Friday. Speaking at a Senate hearing, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said President Donald Trump has authorized a “pause” in the [...]

Heavy U.S. Tariffs to Hurt Steel Exports: Sources

Heavy U.S. Tariffs to Hurt Steel Exports: Sources

SEOUL, Mar. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean steel exports to the United States will take a big hit from Washington’s move to slap heavy tariffs on imported steel, local industry sources said Friday. Defying threats of retaliatory measures from major economies, U.S. President Donald Trump signed orders imposing 25 percent tariffs on steel imports, [...]

U.S. Protectionist Measures to Have Limited Impact on S. Korean Chip Industry

U.S. Protectionist Measures to Have Limited Impact on S. Korean Chip Industry

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The latest protectionist trade policies being pursued by U.S. President Donald Trump should not pose immediate problems for South Korean chipmakers, industry watchers here said Tuesday, although companies need to be prepared for unexpected developments. “As (memory chips) are intermediary goods, it is unlikely that (the chip industry) will [...]

U.S. Drops Cha as Pick for Ambassador to S. Korea

U.S. Drops Cha as Pick for Ambassador to S. Korea

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The United States has withdrawn former White House official Victor Cha from consideration for ambassador to South Korea, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The official on the White House National Security Council confirmed the decision, which raises new concerns about the Donald Trump administration’s policy toward Seoul and Pyongyang. [...]