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Japan-South Korea rift

WTO sides with Japan against South Korean anti-dumping duties

Final decision on valve tariffs dating to 2015 risks feeding recent tensions

The World Trade Organization's ruling on South Korean tariffs from 2015 comes amid a clash between Seoul and Tokyo over more recent trade issues.   © Reuters

GENEVA -- The World Trade Organization's appellate body ruled Tuesday in favor of Japan in a dispute over South Korean tariffs on industrial parts.

The decision adds another wrinkle to a relationship already strained by trade restrictions and a row over Seoul's handling of wartime labor cases involving Japanese companies.

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