South Korea alleged Japan’s moves “constitute a politically motivated, disguised restriction on trade” that disrupted global value chains for Korean manufacturers like Samsung Electronics. Photo: BloombergSouth Korea alleged Japan’s moves “constitute a politically motivated, disguised restriction on trade” that disrupted global value chains for Korean manufacturers like Samsung Electronics. Photo: Bloomberg
South Korea alleged Japan’s moves “constitute a politically motivated, disguised restriction on trade” that disrupted global value chains for Korean manufacturers like Samsung Electronics. Photo: Bloomberg

WTO agrees to mediate electronics dispute between Japan and South Korea

  • Organisation will ask experts to determine if Japan violated WTO rules when it imposed restrictions on chemicals used in the production of items like TV screens
  • Japan says South Korea’s decision to pursue the matter at the WTO instead of resolving it through diplomatic channels is ‘regrettable’

Topic |   World Trade Organisation (WTO)
South Korea alleged Japan’s moves “constitute a politically motivated, disguised restriction on trade” that disrupted global value chains for Korean manufacturers like Samsung Electronics. Photo: BloombergSouth Korea alleged Japan’s moves “constitute a politically motivated, disguised restriction on trade” that disrupted global value chains for Korean manufacturers like Samsung Electronics. Photo: Bloomberg
South Korea alleged Japan’s moves “constitute a politically motivated, disguised restriction on trade” that disrupted global value chains for Korean manufacturers like Samsung Electronics. Photo: Bloomberg
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