Latest South Korea – United States Free Trade Agreement Stories
SEOUL (Reuters) - Trade negotiators from South Korea and the United States met on Monday for preliminary talks on a free trade deal, amid a rally by farmers and unionists in Seoul opposed to the agreement.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul will not be swayed by U.S. demands that rice should be part of a bilateral free trade pact, South Korea's agriculture minister said on Monday, adding that fruit and livestock should also be given special consideration.
By Kang Shinhye SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday that rice should be excluded from a free trade pact with the United States, drawing a line in the debate on one of the most sensitive areas of upcoming talks between the economic powerhouses.
By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will try to exclude some farm goods from market-opening concessions in free trade talks with the United States because of their highly sensitive nature domestically, its top negotiator said on Friday.
By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean farmers stormed a podium on Thursday and forced the government to suspend a public hearing called to discuss proposed free-trade talks between Seoul and the United States.
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman said on Thursday he hoped free trade negotiations could be launched soon with South Korea.
By Sonya Hepinstall and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Pacific Rim countries representing close to half of world commerce took aim on Tuesday at European Union reluctance to open markets to agriculture, the main stumbling block ahead of crucial trade talks next month.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exasperated U.S. lawmakers warned on Wednesday they would retaliate against Japan for unfair trade measures unless the Bush administration seized the initiative in long-running disputes, including beef.
By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Other countries must lower barriers to U.S. banking, insurance and other service industry firms as part of a new world trade agreement also focused on reforming global agricultural trade, the chief U.S. negotiator said on Tuesday.
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