South Korea US free trade agreement comes into effect


The free trade agreement between South Korea and the United States comes into effect on Thursday.

It is the biggest such agreement for Washington in 16 years and comes as Seoul actively tries to open its markets to other trading partners.

Officials in South Korea hope the agreement with the US will create more than 300,000 jobs over the next 10 years and boost economic growth.

But not everyone is happy with the deal as the BBC's Lucy Williamson reports.

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