U.S. Dumping Laws Draw Fire In Korean Trade Talks

Law360, New York (December 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Free-trade talks between the United States and South Korea came to a standstill on Wednesday when discussions over U.S. anti-dumping laws allegedly unfairly applied to South Korean products were suspended, according to Korean negotiators.

Kim Jong-hoon, South Korea's chief negotiator, said Washington balked when Seoul suggested changes to the way it applies anti-dumping rules. The rules have frequently led to increased duties on South Korean steel exports, among other things.

The anti-dumping dispute is one of the most sensitive areas of the talks, according to U.S....
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