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Trump Wants To Overhaul Trade, And Pact With South Korea Is In His Sights

The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was supposed to expand export opportunities for American companies, but the trade deficit with South Korea has only grown wider.
Samsung's smartphones have become big sellers in the United States and elsewhere, and that has helped lead to a stubborn trade gap with South Korea. / Lee Jin-man / Shutterstock.com

President Trump won office promising to overturn the global trade system, which he assured voters was rigged against the United States.

And he was particularly unhappy with the five-year-old trade deal with South Korea. At the White House on June 30, he underscored that concern, saying, "The fact is that the United States has trade deficits with many, many countries and we cannot allow that to continue. And we'll start with South

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