Also, it is reported that Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party is considering seeking a ban on hydrogen fluoride exports to Korea, as part of the economic retaliation. Hydrogen fluoride is a core material for semiconductors, a main export product of Korea.
“Though it seems not many Korean firms having business dealings with Japanese companies are expressing concern currently, if Japan retaliates economically, there will be confusion among large and small firms, given the two countries’ trade volume,” the company official said.
The trade volume between Korea and Japan last year stood at $85.19 billion, according to the Korea International Trade Association.
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