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Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced the second special session of the Joint Committee under the U.S.-Korea (KORUS) Free Trade Agreement. The first special session took place on August 22, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. The second special session will be held in Washington, DC on October 4, 2017.
At the direction of President Trump, in July 2017 Ambassador Lighthizer called the first special session of the KORUS Joint Committee. In a letter to former Korean Trade Minister Joo Hyunghwan, Ambassador Lighthizer requested a dialogue to consider matters affecting the operation of the KORUS Agreement, including possible amendments and modifications to resolve several problems regarding market access in Korea for U.S. exports and, most importantly, to address the significant trade imbalance.