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Korean Gov’t Denies US Request for Korea’s Abolishing Cloud Regulations
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Korean Gov’t Denies US Request for Korea’s Abolishing Cloud Regulations
  • By Michael Herh
  • October 16, 2017, 16:45
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The Korean government denied the United States had asked Korea to abolish regulations on cloud computing services and include it as one of the agendas in a Korea-US FTA renegotiation.
The Korean government denied the United States had asked Korea to abolish regulations on cloud computing services and include it as one of the agendas in a Korea-US FTA renegotiation.

 

The Korean Ministry of Science and ICT explained on October 16 that it was not true that some local news outlets reported that the United States asked Korea to abolish regulations on cloud computing services and include it as one of the agendas in a Korea-US FTA renegotiation.

The reports came out based on some explanations by Choi Won-ho, officer for international cooperation of the ministry during a parliamentary inspection of the ministry on September 12.     

With reference to the reports on the US’s request to abolish the regulations, however, the ministry explained that the ministry expressed just its concern based on contents in the National Trade Estimate Report (NTE Report) issued by the US Trade Representative every year, but the US did not make such a request to Korea as one of the agendas in the FTA renegotiation.