Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Trade Minister Cheong Inkyo

March 15, 2024

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with the Republic of Korea’s Trade Minister, Cheong Inkyo, for the 7th Session of the Joint Committee under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA).
Ambassador Tai and Minister Cheong welcomed the considerable activity taking place through the KORUS FTA committees since the last meeting of the ministerial-level Joint Committee, held in Seoul in November 2021.  They also provided guidance in connection with KORUS FTA committee work planned for the remainder of 2024.
During the Joint Committee meeting, the ministers also exchanged views on the recent Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization, ongoing work under the Trade Pillar of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, and a range of bilateral trade issues.  In addition, they shared perspectives on the importance of building resilient supply chains that advance economic security for our people.
Ambassador Tai expressed appreciation to Minister Cheong for the strong partnership between the United States and Korea on trade issues.