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Trade Minister to visit Washington D.C. to discuss FTA and other key bilateral issues
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Minister for Trade Inkyo Cheong is visiting Washington D.C., U.S., from March 12-15 (EST) to meet with key figures of the U.S. administration, Congress, major thinktanks and law firms for extensive discussions on Korea-U.S. bilateral cooperation and trade issues, his first visit upon taking office.


Trade Minister Cheong will be meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on March 15 for the seventh Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Joint Committee meeting, a first in three years, to review bilateral FTA implementation and outcomes, and discuss future plans.


The trade minister is to also meet with Korean firms operating in the U.S. to gather opinions on investment issues. He will be meeting with representatives of major U.S. companies as well, including Thermo Fisher Scientific, General Motors, and Chevron, to discuss cooperation measures for investment in Korea’s bio, hydrogen, and other national strategic technology areas.


Trade Minister Cheong articulated his plans to “hold in-depth discussions with the U.S. administration and Congress members over the CHIPS Act, Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) incentives, and other key trade issues,” and highlighted that he will “actively seek measures to build on the bilateral cooperation momentum created through last April’s Korea-U.S. summit talks in advanced industries and supply chains.”