The agreement was supported by Ford Motor Company and united Auto Workers, both of whom were opposed to the agreement. An Obama administration official was quoted as saying, “It`s been a long time since a union supported a trade deal,” so the government hopes for a “broad party vote” in the U.S. Congress in 2011.  At the time of its announcement in December 2010, the White House also released a collection of statements from a large number of elected officials (Democrats and Republicans), economic leaders and interest associations who expressed support for the FREI korUS trade agreement.  While the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement has attracted much more attention, a lesser-known U.S. trade agreement has also been revised. In April 2017, President Trump expressed his displeasure to the United States. The free trade agreements (commonly known as “KORUS”) and stated, “This was a Hillary Clinton disaster, an agreement that should never have been reached.” 1 Trump said he told the South Koreans: “We are either going to resign or negotiate. We can quit. 2 This set the record for a relatively unnoticed trade renegotiation that became Trump`s first trade deal. The original KORUS was born out of bilateral consultations that began at the end of 2004, when the idea of a trade agreement between the two countries had already been launched in the 1980s. An agreement was reached in April 2007, which was revised next month to reflect the demands of Democrats in Congress and signed by the parties on June 30, 20073. Reducing the burden imposed by The various Korean tax and regulatory policies; and the opening of some Korean services markets (4) Another KORUS amendment aims to reduce the administrative burden associated with customs procedures. Korean customs traditionally require more detailed documentation in relation to U.S.
customs, a practice that acts as a non-tariff barrier to trade. While in the United States, Customs and Border Guards primarily examine Tier 1 suppliers (direct suppliers of primary OEMs) as long as quotas exist for manufacturers lower in the supply chain, the Korean Customs Service often requires much more documentation, even for suppliers as far away as Tier 3 (raw material suppliers).33 The korus renegotiation has drawn up a list of eight principles. aimed at reducing this customs slowdown and calls for the creation of a working labour slowdown. 34 Seoul wanted to include in the agreement the products of South Korean companies in the Kaesong Industrial Region of North Korea; Washington did not. Differences of opinion have not been resolved, but they have not been able to defeat the agreement, allowing discussions to continue on this issue.  On October 1, 2008, a South Korean trade official said it was unlikely that the United States would ratify it within the year.