Six year old free trade agreement overhauled by US and South Korea


Six year old free trade agreement overhauled by US and South Korea as US has broadened its access to South Korea’s car market while offering American manufacturers conservation from South Korean imports.

The US and South Korea have come to an agreement to recondition the 6-year-old U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement senior administration officials said asserting a declaration earlier in Seoul. The new deal’s figures mount to 50,000 the cars each U.S. automaker can export yearly to South Korea minimizing bureaucratic blockades to American products and expands a 25 percent U.S. tariff on South Korean pickup trucks by 20 years, through 2041.

South Korea decamps America’s new 25 percent tariff on imported steel but must receive quotas on steel exports identical to 70 percent of its average yearly shipments to the US from 2015 to 2017. The senior management representatives spoke to The Associated Press on promise of anonymity to debate on the policy in time for an official declaration.

The US this month commenced levying the steel tariffs vociferating that US imports endangered U.S. national security. However, it has been debarring the duties on confederates like the European Union, Canada and Mexico.

The US Treasury Department is also in a process of talks in an allocation to intercept Seoul from purposely plummeting its currency to offer South Korean exporters a combative edge. A conventional pact on currency would be unequalled.