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Japan expresses regret over WTO panel on trade dispute with Korea

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 30, 2020
Japan’s trade ministry on Thursday expressed regret over the World Trade Organization’s decision to set up a panel to rule on Tokyo’s export curbs on some technology materials to South Korea, in an escalating dispute stemming from wartime history.
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In July 2019, the Japanese government said it would stop preferential treatment for shipments to South Korea of three materials that companies such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd use to make smartphone chips and displays.

Topics: Japan Korea

A Japanese trade ministry official said that Japan believes the issue should be resolved through dialogue and that it is regrettable that South Korea acted in a way that could spoil talks between the two countries.