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Korea-ASEAN

The government of South Korea and nine members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam) signed an FTA together in May 2006, which took effect in July 2006.

Due to concerns about agriculture, particularly the deal’s provisions on rice and livestock, Thailand negotiated separate arrangements with the Korean government to join the pact in early 2009. Korea is also interested in a separate, higher level FTA with Malaysia.

last update: May 2012


Cambodia, South Korea wrap up second round of FTA Talks
Cambodia and South Korea ended the second round of their negotiations on free trade agreement (FTA) today with progress on finished the chapter of trade cooperation and market access and other chapters of the agreement.
PH, Korea to resume free trade talks in September
The Philippines and South Korea will resume bilateral free trade negotiations in the second week of September in order to finalize an agreement before the end of the year.
S. Korea, Cambodia to hold 2nd round of FTA talks
South Korea said Monday it will launch the second round of free trade negotiations with Cambodia this week as the country broadens efforts to expand its export portfolio to cushion the economic fallout from the new coronavirus pandemic.
Cambodia, South Korea agree to official FTA talks
Cambodia and South Korea have agreed to launch official negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
S. Korea, Singapore begin talks on digital trade deal
South Korea and Singapore kicked off negotiations toward a digital trade deal, includes provisions for non-discriminatory treatment for electronic transactions, easing of barriers on cross-border data flow and consumer protection.
S. Korea, Cambodia to launch free trade talks in July
South Korea is seeking to launch negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement with Cambodia next month, hoping to increase its economic influence in Southeast Asia.
PHL-South Korea FTA moves despite virus
The Philippines is pushing on with negotiations to conclude its FTA with South Korea, but the trade deal’s finalization has been moved to November.
Seoul, Manila to hold 5th round of FTA talks
South Korea plans to hold the fifth round of talks with the Philippines on a bilateral free trade agreement this week, with a goal of concluding the deal this year.
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.
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.