Korea Trade Commission (KTC) Chairman Shin Hi-tack (sixth from right in the front row) and representatives of trade remedy agencies from across the world pose for a photo holding traditional Korean fans at the 2017 Seoul International Forum on Trade Remedies at the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in central Seoul on July 6.
The KTC under the roof of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy hosted its annual international forum under the theme of “Rules-based Trade Remedy Investigation Procedures: Implementation and Challenges” to discuss the development of trade remedy rules and to help enhance Korean companies’ reach to foreign trade remedy agencies. The KTC, which celebrated the 30th anniversary on July 1, has hosted the forum since 2001.
This year’s KTC forum was attended by Trade, Industry and Energy Vice Minister Lee Inho and 16 representatives from 15 overseas trade remedy agencies including U.S. International Trade Commission Commissioner Irving A. Williamson (fifth from right in the front row); Chinese Director of Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau Wang Hejun (fifth from left in the front row; and Designated Authority of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties Inder Jit Singh of the Indian Department of Commerce (sixth from left in the front row). Around 300 experts in this field including industry experts, academics, and representatives from embassies and foreign chambers of commerce in Korea also participated in the forum.