U.S. asks South Korea to accept American automobile safety and emissions standards

Article by Christian A., on November 1, 2010

Aiming to advance a free-trade agreement, the US is asking South Korea to accept American automobile safety and emissions standards, according to three people with knowledge about the talks.

These sources disclosed that the US is proposing that if the American-made automobiles comply with US regulatory standards, South Korea would have to allow the vehicles to be sold in that nation.

The sources didn’t indicate if the provision is permanent or if it would only take effect during a transition period.

The US is asking for revisions in these provisions that cover autos and beef sales under the agreement, which was inked by the two countries in 2007 but had not been implemented. US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said that these changes are necessary in order to get the agreement passed by Congress.

Suh Jin Kyo, a director of research planning and coordination team at Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, said that even if South Korea accepts American safety and emissions standards, “there will be no big impact on demand for US automobiles.”

He pointed out that the weak sales of the US automakers cannot be mainly attributed to stricter regulation. [via autonews - sub. required]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The first time Porsche revealed the Panamera Sport Turismo to the public was during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. And now it has already entered production, and...
by - July 27, 2017
Autocar has got some juicy rumours for us regarding a new McLaren hypercar. The British publication has inside sources claiming that a new model will be added to the Ultimate...
by - July 27, 2017
Ferrari has recently launched the New Power15 extended warranty program. The company developed this program in response to the notion that supercars are very expensive to maintain. Truth be told,...
by - July 27, 2017
The UK it seems is about to take the same road as its neighbouring country France by banning sales of petrol and diesel vehicles beginning 2040. As reported by The...
by - July 27, 2017
What has BMW been up to lately? The company recently announced that they are currently focusing on electrification, and so far, their new architecture will enable “electrification of every model...
by - July 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries