The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced a discourse on the Korean government ’s argument on the exclusion of South Korea from the preferential country “Group A (White Country)” that allows the Japanese government to simplify export procedures on the night of the 28th. On the 28th, the Korean side criticized the exclusion as an economic retaliatory measure over a Korean yuan collection lawsuit that ordered Japanese companies to compensate, but the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry stated that the export control system was "I reviewed the operation in order to properly implement".
The Korean government announced on the 28th that the Japanese measure was an “apparent trade retaliation” for the recruitment issue. In response, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry claimed that it was an improvement in the domestic trade management system based on the fact that “there are insufficient points in Korea's export control system and operation”.
The Korean side also complained that the dialogue between the two countries over trade management has been discontinued, “(Japan) often fails to respond to overlapping dialogue proposals”. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry replied, “If the conditions are in place, there is no change in the idea that we are ready to resume the policy dialogue.” After the “office briefing session” on Japan's measures held on July 12, he indicated that he would respond to the dialogue if he corrected that Korea made an argument different from what both sides agreed to. (Hiromi Ito)