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Harris Vows to Work With South Korea on Electric Vehicle Dispute

  • Harris says she ‘understood’ Inflation Reduction Act concerns
  • Firms to miss out on tax credits that favor American-made cars
Kamala Harris in Tokyo on Sept. 27.

Kamala Harris in Tokyo on Sept. 27.

Photographer: Leah Mills/AFP/Getty Images

US Vice President Kamala Harris vowed to work with South Korea to resolve a trade dispute stemming from the Inflation Reduction Act, as the longtime allies reaffirmed their defense ties in the Indo-Pacific theater. 

Harris, who is visiting Tokyo to attend former Japanese leader Shinzo Abe’s funeral, told South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo Tuesday that she “understood” his countries concerns about tax incentives for electric vehicles under the law, according to a US readout. “They pledged to continue to consult as the law is implemented,” it added.