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Korea, EU trade chiefs co-chair 8th FTA Trade Committee Meeting in Seoul 2019-04-09

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    Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (second from the left) and European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström (right) co-chaired the eighth meeting of the Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Trade Committee in Seoul on April 9.

    On the occasion of this ministerial meeting, the two sides reviewed the implementation of the FTA, discussed bilateral trade issues, and explored ways to respond to global protectionism.

    The Korean officials and their EU counterparts discussed how to improve mutual market access by exploring a range of issues including trade remedies, tariffs, intellectual properties, and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures. Labor, environment, and sustainable development were also among the topics of discussion.

    The meeting was attended by more than 40 government officials from both countries.