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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korean companies brace for broader Japan export curbs

Samsung asks suppliers to stock up on parts as Tokyo's decision on 'white list' status looms

SEOUL/TOKYO -- South Korean companies are scrambling to stock up on Japanese parts as Tokyo prepares to impose an export curb on the country as the trade spat between the two countries heats up.

Wednesday is the deadline for public comment on the Japanese government's plan to remove South Korea from its so-called white list of preferred trading partners. Removal from the list would require Japanese suppliers to obtain government approval before exporting certain items to South Korea -- a process that could cause delays and disruption to supply chains.

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