South Korea said on Saturday it would ask the U.S. government to reject an application for trade penalties by Micron Technology Inc, which accused South Korean computer-chip makers of receiving state subsidies.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Seoul officials would also explain their positions on the case when they hold talks with representatives of U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission in Washington on Tuesday.
"We will ask the U.S. government to drop the case after fully explaining that Micron's claims were not reasonable," the ministry said in a statement.
The United States will decide by November 21 whether or not to launch a probe into Micron's claims, it said.
Micron, the world's number-two maker of computer-memory chips, lodged a complaint with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission last week over dynamic-random-access memory chips (DRAMs) made in South Korea.