March 15, 2019 / 3:16 PM / 6 days ago

U.S. requests consultations with South Korea under trade deal

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - The Trump administration has requested consultations with South Korea under the two nations’ free trade pact to try to resolve U.S. concerns about procedures in competition hearings held by a South Korean trade commission.

“Some of these (Korea Fair Trade Commission) hearings have denied U.S. parties certain rights, including the opportunity to review and rebut the evidence against them,” the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in a statement. “Denial of this fundamental right undermines their ability to defend themselves.” (Reporting by Tim Ahmann)

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