Korean companies are among the top foreign investors in the United States. Following the implementation of the KORUS FTA, investment in the United States totaled $22.9 billion.
Vol 6 • Issue 4 • Fourth Quarter 2017
This fall, the airports in Washington and Seoul have been full of government officials shuttling back and forth between the two capitals. News in the U.S. and Korea has been dominated by stories about the new Korean Ambassador to the United States, Korea-U.S. relations, increasing Korean FDI, economic ties, regional security, and the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA).
Vol 6 • Issue 3 • Third Quarter 2017
For more than 60 years, Korea and the United States have been allies and friends. A cornerstone of this relationship is the close trade ties between the two nations. Over the past five years these ties have grown ever stronger through the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA). However, in recent months, there has been pointed criticism of the trade agreement and short-sighted claims that an imbalance in the trade of goods, only benefits Korea.
Vol 6 • Issue 2 • Second Quarter 2017
On May 8, 2017, Koreans went to the polls and elected a new president, Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea. President Moon took office on May 10 and will make his first official visit to the United States this week. President Moon will speak with President Trump about pressing issues of regional security and the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement’s (KORUS FTA) five years of success. The Embassy staff look forward to welcoming President Moon to Washington, D.C. on his first state visit.
Vol 6 • Issue 1 • First Quarter 2017
Every March, we celebrate the anniversary of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) and reflect on the ways in which it has deepened the relationship between our countries. Today, though much has changed over the past four years, I remain an ardent supporter of the KORUS FTA for three reasons.
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This fall, the airports in Washington and Seoul have been full of government officials shuttling back and forth between the two capitals. News in the U.S. and Korea has been dominated by stories about the new Korean Ambassador …………