KORUS is Helping America


The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) entered into force on March 15, 2012. As written, it is the United States’ strongest, most up-to-date free trade agreement. It is expanding opportunities, creating American jobs, and paving the way for substantial Korean investment in the United States.

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Above the FoldMar 15, 2018 - 5:00am

Six Wins as KORUS Turns Six

U.S. exports of both goods and services to South Korea hit record levels in 2017.

Above the FoldFeb 06, 2018 - 1:15pm
A doctor performs surgery with the help of a nurse Seoul, South Korea.

KORUS Implementation Matters to the Future of Health Care Innovation in Korea

It would promote increased exports of U.S. health care innovations to Korea, supporting jobs here.

Above the FoldJan 29, 2018 - 9:00am
President Donald Trump speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Reminder From Davos: Trade Moves on Without Us

If America is not leading on trade, it is falling behind.

Above the FoldDec 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Attendees try out Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 smartphones at a media event in Seoul, South Korea.

How Can Asia Grow its Digital Economy?

Policymakers must be wary of short-sited or inward-looking policies.

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

David Cordani Named Chairman of U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council (USKBC) today announced that David M. Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna Corporation, was elected chairman. Mr. Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna since 2009, will serve a two-year term, succeeding Dr. Paul Jacobs, executive chairman of Qualcomm. 

LetterNov 03, 2017 - 5:15pm

Joint Statement: 54th U.S.-Japan Business Conference

The U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) and Japan-U.S. Business Council (JUBC) held the 54th meeting of the U.S.-Japan Business Conference in Washington on November 2-3, 2017, under the Conference theme: “U.S.-Japan Ties at a Critical Juncture."  

LetterOct 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

Joint Statement: U.S.-Korea Business Council and Korea-U.S. Business Council

On October 11, 2017 the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council and the Korea-U.S. Business Council issued a joint statement following the annual joint plenary meeting of the two councils. The joint statement reaffirms their commitment to KORUS and continued economic cooperation between the two nations.

Press ReleaseSep 05, 2017 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Threats of Withdrawal from U.S.-South Korea Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration is considering withdrawing from the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS):

EventJun 28, 2017 - 5:15pm to 5:45pm

Dinner in Honor of His Excellency President Moon Jae-in

Korean President Moon to Address U.S. Chamber, U.S.-Korea Business Council, Korea Chamber of Commerce

Op EdJun 27, 2017 - 12:15pm

Business Insider Op-ed: Now is not the time to rip up the US' trade deal with South Korea

When South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrives in Washington this week for his first official visit as Head of State, he will provide President Trump an opportunity to energize relations with a vital Asian ally. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hopes the administration will seize this opportunity to ensure our trade ties fulfill their potential.