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Why TRIPS-plus IPR enforcement is bad: Lessons of KORUS for RCEP
One of the main purposes of the US in bilateral negotiation is to level up the enforcement of IPRs, especially enhanced enforcement provisions that the US sought but failed in achieving at the TRIPS negotiation.
Civil enforcement of IPR: Lessons of KORUS for RCEP
The provisions for civil enforcement are to ensure to the maximum extent the economic interests of IP holders. For the full compensation for them, KORUS intervenes the way to calculate the amount of damages.
Criminal enforcement of copyright and unintended consequences: Lessons of KORUS for RCEP
Soon after the signing of the Korea-US FTA (“KORUS”) in June 2007, South Korea experienced a dramatic increase of complaints of copyright crime from 2007.
PHL, South Korea free-trade pact seen finished before November
The Philippines and South Korea are poised to conclude a bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA) one month ahead of the November target, as both parties are making significant progress in market access negotiations.
RCEP Ministerial Meeting makes little progress as Indian minister absent and Japan and South Korea clash
The official statement from the RCEP Ministerial Meeting held on August 2-3 said the RCEP talks “must keep the momentum towards concluding negotiations within the year.” But actual progress of the negotiations is slow.
10th ISDS case against South Korea
Reportedly, Berjaya, Malaysian investor initiated ISDS dispute against South Korea.
Trade Minister of South Korea should not undermine the ISDS reform objectives pursued by the Prime Minister
CSOs call for Trade Minister of South Korea should not undermine the ISDS reform objectives pursued by the Prime Minister
Gov’t seeks labor law revisions for parliamentary ratification of key ILO conventions
South Korean government plans to seek a revision of labor laws in a way that will strengthen workers’ right to organize as it pushes for a parliamentary ratification of key international labor standards.
South Korean Prime Minister considers abolishing ISDS
Media reports from South Korea have suggested that South Korean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Nak-Yeon is considering abolishing ISDS from Korean Trade agreements.
South Korea stipulates exception of settlement goods in trade deal with Tel Aviv
Israel media have revealed that the new South Korea-Israel Free Trade agreement will exclude goods produced in the occupied territories of Jerusalem and West Bank and the Golan Heights.
(2nd LD) S. Korean, Israeli presidents agree to seek early FTA deal
The presidents of South Korea and Israel agreed to push for an early deal in talks on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) during a summit in Seoul.
PH, SoKor eye to sign FTA by November
The Philippines Trade Secretary expects to open up the South Korean market to more Philippine products other than traditional agricultural goods, with the free trade deal which is targeted to be signed this November.
S. Korea, US hold talks on competition-related issues under FTA
South Korea and the United States on Tuesday held their first formal consultations on competition-related issues under their bilateral free trade agreement.
S. Korea to become global test case in its trade dispute with the EU
The European Commission’s request to convene a panel of experts in its dispute with South Korea over labor issues means that South Korea is becoming a major global test case.
South Korea stopped discussing its CPTPP membership
The South Korean government has stopped its discussion on joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Korean govt to enter 3rd trade talks with Mercosur nations this week
The South Korean government will initiate the third trade agreement (TA) talks with four member nations of South American trade bloc Mercosur on Friday (local time) in Montevideo, Uruguay, to seek ways to increase exports to the countries.
Argentina’s Macri flags free trade deal talks with United States, China
Argentina is talking with Brazil about free trade deals with the United States and China, Macri said, also underlining progress on trade deals with Canada, South Korea and Europe.
S. Korea to hold 2nd round of talks on revising FTA with Chile
South Korea will hold the second round of negotiations with Chile on revising their bilateral free trade agreement that went into effect in 2004.
Mercosur in talks with Canada, South Korea about trade deals: Brazil official
The Mercosur trade bloc is in talks with other countries including Canada and South Korea regarding new trade agreements.
South Korea and Malaysia to conclude FTA this year
The South Korean and Malaysian governments declared the initiation of bilateral FTA negotiations on June 27 and will be going to complete the negotiations by November this year.