Trade Association (Chairman: Christopher Koo) virtually hosted “A Meeting with
Trade Experts Based in Washington D.C.” on November 17th at the
Trade Tower in Samseong-dong.
Participants from the Korean side included
Chairman Koo from KITA and executive-level officials from major companies, such
as Samsung Electronics, POSCO, Hyundai Steel and other large-scale exporting
companies. Experts who participated in this meeting from the American side
included Stacy Ettinger, a partner attorney at K&L Gates law firm (who also
served as a former legal and policy advisor, and litigator at the U.S.
Department of Commerce), John Neuffer, the CEO of the Semiconductor Industry
Association (SIA) and JC Sandberg, the Chief Advocacy Officer of the American
Clean Power Association. The participants from the two sides discussed matters
relevant to the direction of Biden administration’s economic & trade and
eco-friendly policies and possible avenues for bilateral cooperation.
Chairman Koo mentioned in his introductory
remarks, “The United States is not only Korea’s main trading partner but also
the top destination of investments made by Korean companies” and added, “Korean
companies are highly interested in the specifics of the infrastructure bill
signed by President Joe Biden on November 15th and America’s
economic & trade policies, supply chain policies and environmental
- 3: Chairman Koo is delivering his welcome remarks
Stacy Ettinger, a partner attorney at K&L Gates law firm (who also served
as a former legal and policy advisor, and litigator at the U.S. Department of
Commerce), is delivering a presentation on the Biden administration’s trade
policies and U.S. - China relations.