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Was the Korea-US FTA Really a ‘Horrible Deal?’
April 05, 2019

Was the Korea-US FTA Really a ‘Horrible Deal?’

By Troy Stangarone
A look at the trade data for 2018 suggests the original deal may have actually been working after all.

South Korea Avoids Currency Manipulator Label
November 01, 2018

South Korea Avoids Currency Manipulator Label

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea has avoided the dreaded label, but staying on the U.S. Treasury’s good side requires a sustained effort.
KORUS Revision Does Little for US, Less for Koreans
September 27, 2018

KORUS Revision Does Little for US, Less for Koreans

By Justin Fendos
What’s actually in the revision of the KORUS free trade agreement?

KORUS FTA Doesn’t Protect South Korea From Section 232 Investigations
August 09, 2018

KORUS FTA Doesn’t Protect South Korea From Section 232 Investigations

By Troy Stangarone
Despite reaching an agreement on trade with the U.S., South Korea hasn't seen any relief from Section 232 investigations.

What Trump's 'Trade Wars Are Good' Approach Means for South Korea
March 03, 2018

What Trump's 'Trade Wars Are Good' Approach Means for South Korea

By Clint Work
U.S. pressure on Seoul over trade issues undercuts the need for cooperation on North Korea policy.

South Korea Is Trump’s One Bright Spot on Trade
February 09, 2018

South Korea Is Trump’s One Bright Spot on Trade

By Troy Stangarone
Despite fuming over the KORUS FTA, trade with South Korea is a bright spot in trade so far under Trump.

The View From Seoul: Trump’s Visit and the 'Illusion of Achievement'
November 10, 2017

The View From Seoul: Trump’s Visit and the 'Illusion of Achievement'

By Clint Work
Beneath the positive headlines, Trump's visit reinforced South Korea's U.S. dilemma.
South Korea: A Promising Ally for Trump’s ‘America First’ Economic Agenda
November 03, 2017

South Korea: A Promising Ally for Trump’s ‘America First’ Economic Agenda

By Felipe J. Cuello
President Moon has proven more amenable to the U.S. than some expected. It’s time for Trump to return the favor.

US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
October 06, 2017

US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
Trump’s threats to terminate the agreement entirely seems to have brought the Koreans to the table.

South Korea Still Mum on US Trade Deal Renegotiation
July 08, 2017

South Korea Still Mum on US Trade Deal Renegotiation

By Elaine Ramirez
President Moon steered clear of Trump’s earlier call for a renegotiation of the five-year-old trade deal.

The Economic Side of the Trump-Moon Summit
June 27, 2017

The Economic Side of the Trump-Moon Summit

By Darcie Draudt
South Korea's president will need to carefully frame economic issues in his discussions with Donald Trump.
Trump's NAFTA Renegotiation Talk Is Making Asia Nervous
May 05, 2017

Trump's NAFTA Renegotiation Talk Is Making Asia Nervous

By Shihoko Goto
South Korea in particular is worried about this fate of its own FTA with the U.S.

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