The United States and South Korea have deep economic ties established by the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement. However, this partnership requires constant renewal to address rising challenges and seize new opportunities. The emergence of new technologies, the need to strengthen supply chains in key sectors such as semiconductors, the explosive growth of digital commerce and the reconfiguration of the regional trading architecture with mega-trading groups have changed the global trading agenda. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for greater resilience in the supply chain and the ability to reliably obtain coronavirus vaccines, both at home and for the world. And with the urgent need to tackle climate change, what role can trade policy play in shaping an effective response?
On September 16, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host a meeting with South Korean Trade Minister Han-Koo Yeo to discuss a range of pressing trade issues and their importance in strengthening US-Korean economic ties.
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