Measures for South Korea “Decision whether to review again and again” Keizan Hatakeyama December 17, 5:03
In the policy dialogue between the directors of trade between Japan and Korea, which was held for the first time in three and a half years on the 16th, it was agreed that the dialogue would continue in the future as mutual understanding advanced. Mr. Ulsan, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, reiterated his idea to make a decision by reviewing whether or not to reexamine measures to tighten export controls for South Korea.
The director-level policy dialogue on trade management held by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo lasted approximately 10 hours, far exceeding the initial schedule.
According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Korean side explained the trade management system that Japan wanted to improve, and promoted mutual understanding.
However, because there were some disagreements, we agreed to continue policy dialogues and communication in order to help resolve any concerns.
On top of that, the next policy dialogue will be held soon in Seoul.
The Korean side has shown a stance to seek the withdrawal of Japan's measures, but after the end of the policy dialogue, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry told the reporters, "We will make a judgment by repeating the policy dialogue." In the dialogue with the Korean side, he renewed his idea of deciding whether to review the measures.
Korea aims to withdraw as soon as possible
On the 16th, the Korean side called for the withdrawal of Japan's measures that made export control more strict in the policy dialogue between the two directors of the two governments over trade management. Korea intends to close the gap between the two sides in future policy dialogues and aim to withdraw measures from Japan as soon as possible.
Lee Ho Hyun ’s trade policy officer from Korea's Ministry of Industry, Trade and Industry held a press conference in Tokyo on the night of the 16th after attending a policy dialogue between the directors of trade between Japan and Korea. In this regard, the Trade Policy Officer evaluated that the decision to continue the policy dialogue was “greater than anything”.
On that basis, the Trade Policy Officer said, “Japan clearly stated the necessity of returning to the previous state. ”And clarified that he called for the action to be withdrawn.
In addition, regarding the reaction of the Japanese side that received explanations from the Korean side, it was said that “the Japanese side has to confirm, but it can be said that it has basically understood and raised awareness of the explanations by the Korean side.” The recognition that the understanding of was obtained.
Regarding the future, the Trade Policy Officer said, “We will specifically confirm and discuss the parts that need to be examined by the Japanese side and the direction of the future dialogue”. He wants to close the gap of opinion and aim to withdraw measures from Japan as soon as possible.