Korea vows no concessions in farm sector in talks with US to amend FTA


South Korea's new agriculture minister has said the Seoul government will not make concessions in the farm sector in talks with the United States to amend a bilateral free trade agreement.

In an interview with Yonhap News Agency arranged Tuesday, Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Kim Yung-rok also signaled his willingness to reduce imports of rice.

The US has notified South Korea of plans to begin talks on revising the 5-year-old free trade deal, months after US President Donald said he would either renegotiate or terminate the deal. No date has been set for the talks.


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