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S. Korean Firms Step Up U.S. Lobby as Trade Issues Take Center Stage

S. Korean Firms Step Up U.S. Lobby as Trade Issues Take Center Stage

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — S. Korea’s big name exporters have stepped up their lobbying activities in the United States after the Donald Trump administration took office, data showed Tuesday, apparently to smooth out potential trade issues. U.S. Senate Lobbying Disclosure Database showed that tech giant Samsung Electronics spent US$1.47 million on lobbying activities [...]

S. Korea Suggests U.S. Carry out Joint Study on FTA’s Economic Effect

S. Korea Suggests U.S. Carry out Joint Study on FTA’s Economic Effect

SEJONG, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea suggested the United States carry out a joint study on the economic impact of the Seoul-Washington free trade agreement before starting talks on its amendment, Seoul’s trade ministry here said Tuesday. “Regarding your request to convene a special session of the Joint Committee under the KORUS FTA, [...]

Data Indicate Tariff Elimination Doesn’t Account for Increased Korean Car Exports to U.S.

Data Indicate Tariff Elimination Doesn’t Account for Increased Korean Car Exports to U.S.

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s car exports to the United States have declined, rather than increased, after the two countries abolished import taxes last year as part of their free trade agreement, data showed Sunday. The Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) published the analysis that rebuts a widespread belief in the U.S. [...]

S. Korea Vows to Take Concentrated Measures Against U.S. Trade Barriers

S. Korea Vows to Take Concentrated Measures Against U.S. Trade Barriers

SEJONG, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government vowed Tuesday to take all necessary measures to deal with growing U.S. barriers against its trade surplus and steel products. “As the U.S. government has been moving to strengthen trade restrictions and raise barriers, all government ministries need to formulate countermeasures against such developments,” Deputy [...]

Poll Shows 60 pct of S. Koreans Negative about China’s Influence

Poll Shows 60 pct of S. Koreans Negative about China’s Influence

SEOUL, Jun. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Six in 10 South Koreans have a negative viewpoint of China’s influence on their country, according to a poll released Wednesday. In the poll of 758 adult South Koreans organized jointly by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and several foreign institutions early this year, 60 percent negatively evaluated [...]

New Administration Treads Carefully Towards Peace Talks with North Korea

New Administration Treads Carefully Towards Peace Talks with North Korea

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – “Moonshine Policy” is what the media have dubbed President Moon Jae-in’s stance towards North Korea, taken from late President Kim Dae-jung’s famous Sunshine Policy that earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000.  After over nine years of rule at the hands of two conservative presidents, South Korea has a [...]