The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy says delegates from South Korea and the United States will be meeting in Washington on Thursday to discuss amending their bilateral free trade agreement(FTA).

This will be the third round of meetings so far. During the two previous negotiations, the two sides talked about anti-dumping tariffs, ways to solve disputes between investors and states as well as the auto sector among other key issues.

South Korea will be represented by Yoo Myung-hee, the trade ministry's director general for FTA negotiations while the U.S. will be represented by Assistant Trade Representative Michael Beeman. 

The negotiations come at a time when Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong is making last-ditch efforts in Washington to get South Korea exempted from steel tariffs by the U.S.

He is meeting with American policymakers and officials in a bid to drum up support.