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Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC)

 

Concerns have been raised regarding the possibility of importing products made in the KIC to the United States and avoiding the high tariffs imposed on other North Korean products. Some also argue that the passage of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) will result in a surge of North Korean imports. These concerns are misplaced.

1. What is the KIC?

2. Products Made in KIC are not imported to the United States

3. Duty-free Treatment under KORUS Would Require Separate Approval by the U.S. Government

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