Korea to Take China to WTO Over THAAD Boycott

  • By Ahn Joon-ho

    September 14, 2017 12:15

    The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Wednesday decided to take China to the World Trade Organization over its unofficial boycott of South Korean goods and services.

    The ministry is also weighing other legal options against China's drastic retaliation over the deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery from the U.S. here.

    After the full deployment of the THAAD battery was completed last week, the government sent another letter to the Chinese government voicing Seoul's concerns over snowballing losses suffered by South Korean businesses in China due to the boycott. It decided to bring up the matter in a WTO meeting next month.

    The government already raised the issue in WTO meetings in March and June and will continue to lodge complaints in upcoming meetings with Chinese trade officials.

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