South Korea’s prime minister Chung Sye-kyun on Thursday said he believed LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation’s request to White House to interfere in their ongoing battery dispute wasn’t helpful to South Korea’s national interest.
Chung said at a press briefing in Seoul that it was in the two companies’ best interest to quickly resolve their issue.
It is the prime minister’s second public comment on the matter. He made a similar comment at a local speaking event on January, saying he was “embarrassed” by the pair’s lawsuit over trade secret in electric vehicle batteries. He said their fight only benefited others.
LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation has been embroiled in their lawsuit over trade secret over two years. On February 10, the US International Trade Commission, in its final determination, ordered a 10-year import ban against SK Innovation.
The determination is expected to come into affect on April 11. Unless the US President vetoes the judgment, the pair will continue their lawsuit at a court in Delaware afterwards.