“South Korea has been a stanceful ally of the United States for the past 70 years. Now North Korea is provoking and China is strengthening its power and playing the muscles,” Choi Seok-young, a Korean business agent who co-wrote Korus, told the Washington Post at the time. We don`t quite understand what Mr. Trump`s main goal is to attack Korea by ending the Korea-United States. [Free Trade Agreement] at this critical time. But the main driver of trade imbalance is related to car sales, and that`s what really bothers the Trump administration. In 2016, Americans imported $16 billion worth of Korean cars, about 10 times more than the $1.5 billion South Koreans spent importing American cars. Experts in the automotive industry say the reason is quite simple: Americans like Hyundai and Kia cars much more than South Korean Chevrolets and Fords. During the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections, both Senator John McCain of the Republican Party and Senator Barack Obama of the Democratic Party expressed their commitment to an alliance between the United States and Korea, but the Democratic Party expressed concern about globalization and renewed doubts about trade liberalization that, according to her, could threaten the Korea-United States. Free Trade Agreement. Their presidential candidate, Barack Obama, dismissed the KORUS free trade agreement as “serious” during his election campaign, saying it would not do enough to increase U.S. car sales.
His criticisms were reiterated by the auto unions.  Obama said he would vote against the free trade agreement if he came to the U.S. Senate and return it to Korea if elected president. 18 Kwanwoo Jun, Trump`s “Big Deal” with South Korea Threatened by Auto Customs Dispute,” Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2018. But no U.S. automaker has come close, even approximately, to the current and lower cap last year. On 2 December 2011, the Seoul Administrative Court officially decided to make available to the public some 300 translation errors in documents relating to the free trade agreement.  In addition, most U.S. automobiles are exempt from Korea`s stricter CO2 emission requirements. To do this, the cap on green credits allowing U.S. automakers to “pay” for increased CO2 emissions will be raised to address the gap between U.S. and Korean emissions standards.25 In addition, Korea will continue to provide leniency with respect to fuel consumption and greenhouse gas rules for small U.S.
automakers that sell small quantities. of cars in Korea. As with the increase in the rate of cars that meet U.S. safety standards, given the low level of U.S. exports to Korea, this change is expected to have only a minimal impact on trade. . . .