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U.S. Auto Tariffs Would Deliver a Particularly Painful Sting to South Korea

Oct 8, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
A worker assembles a vehicle in a Hyundai plant in China's Hebei province. South Korean automakers have increased their manufacturing capacity in China to  A significant proportion of South Korea's auto manufacturing capacity in China to 2.1 million vehicles annually.

This photo taken on February 21, 2017 shows a worker in a Hyundai factory in Cangzhou, in China's northern Hebei province. The factory is the South Korean manufacturer's fourth in China and has an annual capacity of 300,000 cars. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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Its vehicle manufacturers rely on exports, and the United States is by far their most important market. But satisfying White House trade demands won't be easy for Seoul....

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