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US, South Korea to start talks Tuesday in Seoul on trade pact

Seoul, South Korea
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The United States plans to start negotiations with South Korea on Tuesday in Seoul on amending a five-year-old free trade agreement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Thursday.

Lighthizer announced plans on July 12 for the special session meeting of the Joint Committee under the U.S.-Korea (KORUS) Free Trade Agreement, months after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would either renegotiate or terminate what he called a "horrible" trade deal.