Seko: Export curbs on South Korea not WTO violationChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 2, 2019
Japan’s decision to tighten controls on exports of high-tech materials to South Korea is not in violation of World Trade Organization rules, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said Tuesday.
Asia Minister Hiroshige Seko
“All trade-related actions by Japan are in line with the WTO rules,” said Seko, speaking to reporters after a regular cabinet meeting.
“Because our [mutual] trust has severely damaged, we have judged it is difficult to ensure proper export controls are being taken.” ■