U.S. requests consultations with South Korea under trade deal

Written by on March 15, 2019

American and South Korean flags at Yongin South Korea
FILE PHOTO: The South Korean and American flags fly next to each other at Yongin, South Korea, August 23, 2016. Courtesy Ken Scar/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

March 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has requested consultations with South Korea under the two nations’ free trade pact to try to resolve U.S. concerns about procedures in competition hearings held by a South Korean trade commission.

“Some of these (Korea Fair Trade Commission) hearings have denied U.S. parties certain rights, including the opportunity to review and rebut the evidence against them,” the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in a statement. “Denial of this fundamental right undermines their ability to defend themselves.”

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann)

Source: OANN

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