According to reports, Washington also tries to renegotiate the agreement every year. 5. The ROK Government has taken sensible improvement measures to address the problems encountered during the implementation of ESMA and to improve transparency and accountability in implementation. The ROK position has been well received by the local public, but is almost no beginner for „real“ negotiations. The confusing presentation of their position in the United States is equally problematic. In December 2019, the chief US negotiator publicly stated in Seoul: „As parties to the agreement, we can amend the agreement if we agree to do so together.