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RoK seeks stronger ties with ASEAN to accelerate RCEP
The Republic of Korea (RoK) will spare no efforts to help conclude the RCEP by the end of this year by forging deeper ties with the ASEAN, as the country strives to revitalise its ailing exports
Protectionism, after all: China, Korea, Japan use non-tariff barriers to impede imports
Countries like China, South Korea and Japan may boast of low tariffs but they have erected huge non-tariff barriers (NTBs), most of which are tailored to mask the ferocity of trade protectionism, in a bid to control the imports they deem undesirable.
Korea in FTA talks with Asian, South American powerhouses
South Korea has secured 16 free trade partners — 12 countries and four trade blocs — around the globe since it started pursuing bilateral free trade agreements two decades ago.
Moon, Li agree to facilitate follow-up FTA talks on service, investment sectors
The leaders of South Korea and China to expedite talks on supplementing a bilateral free trade agreement, Cheong Wa Dae said.
Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo agree to accelerate trilateral FTA talks
Top trade officials from South Korea, China and Japan agreed to accelerate their trilateral free trade talks and ramp up efforts to conclude a mega Asia-Pacific trade deal.
S. Korea eyes more FTAs with emerging countries in 2020
South Korea said it plans to expand its global network of free-trade agreements in 2020 by establishing deeper ties with emerging countries.
20 years on: China, Japan, ROK seek cooperation amid uncertainties
A news report on the current cooperation of China, Japan and the ROK in tackling the issue of unbalanced regional development.
How India-Korea CEPA impacted domestic markets
Among the FTAs which have affected Indian domestic industry adversely, the India-Korea CEPA, signed in 2009, has been significant.
Korean company starts arbitration against India
South Korean state owned power utility Kowepo has begun international arbitration proceedings against India in Singapore for not honouring a fuel supply commitment to its Maharashtra power plant.
China, ROK agree to step up RCEP, FTA talks
Moon Jae-in, president of the Republic of Korea (ROK), hailed China’s important role in regional stability, security and development, vowing to deepen cooperation with China in areas such as RCEP and China-ROK-Japan free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.
Moon pledges to expand FTA network
President Moon Jae-in pledged to expand South Korea‘s global free trade agreement network to boost its economic growth and fend off protectionism.
South Korea and Japan seek to resolve trade dispute, amid dim economic outlook
The two Asian powerhouses have recently been locked in a trade dispute but tensions “have de-escalated compared to what the situation was in summer,”
South Korea and Indonesia reach final agreement on free trade deal
South Korea and Indonesia on Monday wound up seven and a half years of negotiations on a free trade deal, with an agreement to remove tariffs on steel, autos and beer.
China, S.Korea, Japan to hold trilateral FTA negotiations in Seoul
China, South Korea and Japan will hold a new round of negotiations on the trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) this week in Seoul.
Kingdom, South Korea to study FTA feasibility
Cambodia and South Korea have signed a joint feasibility study agreement on a potential free trade agreement (FTA) aiming to expand bilateral investment volume between the two countries.
PH, South Korea see conclusion of free trade deal by 2020
The Philippines and South Korea are aiming to conclude their free trade negotiations by next year in a bid to finally cure the trade and industry imbalances between the two Asian nations.
South Korea, ASEAN to strengthen economic, strategic partnership
The South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy’s strategic goals to facilitate cooperation between South Korea and ASEAN countries include expanding free trade agreement (FTA) networks such as the RCEP.
S. Korea eyes striking FTAs with 12 more countries by 2022
South Korea’s trade ministry said it plans to strike free trade agreements (FTAs) with 12 more countries by 2022
S. Korea’s parliament ratifies free trade deal with Britain
South Korea’s National Assembly ratified the free trade agreement between Seoul and London in a move to brace for Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Banana tariffs a sticking point in South Korea free trade deal
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with South Korea are currently stalled because Seoul has not budged on key items sought by the Philippine side, particularly on opening up the market for bananas.