Article 22.1 of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement establishes a Joint Committee to supervise the implementation of the Agreement and to review the trade relationship between the Parties. The Committee is made up of governmental representatives, Co-Chaired by the United States Trade Representative and the Minister of Trade of Korea or their designees. The Joint Committee is to meet regularly on a yearly basis to review the general functioning of the Agreement, review and consider specific matters related to its operation, consider and adopt amendments, facilitate avoidance and settlements of disputes arising under the Agreement, issue interpretations of the Agreement; consider ways to enhance trade relations among the Parties; and take any other actions agreed by the Parties.
Article 20.6 of the United States-Korea FTA establishes the Environmental Affairs Council. The Council shall comprise appropriate senior officials from each Party, including officials with environmental responsibilities.
Article 19.5 of the United States-Korea FTA establishes the Labor Affairs Council to monitor the implementation of Chapter 19, as well as the activities of the Labor Cooperation Mechanism established under Article 19.6. The Council is comprised of senior officials from the labor ministries of both countries and other relevant agencies or ministries.
The first meeting of the Council was held in Washington D.C., from 18 to 19 March 2013.