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Trade Minister discusses current issues with trade experts
Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong (center) hosted a meeting with trade experts from the private sector to discuss current trade issues in Seoul on July 16. During the 11th meeting of the advisory commission on trade, Trade Minister Kim and the commission members discussed current issues, such as the U.S. Section 232 investigations into imp...
Vice Minister attends trade remedy forum
Vice Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Lee In-ho (seventh from left, front row) gave the congratulatory remarks at the Seoul International Forum on Trade Remedies 2018 in Seoul on July 3. Saying that the free trade system has contributed to growth and made our lives considerably better, Vice Minister Lee called for fair and transp...
Trade Minister calls for swift RCEP deal
Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong (third from left, back row) attended the ministerial meeting for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that took place in Tokyo on July 1. In his opening remarks, Trade Minister Kim said that reaching a RCEP deal would be a great opportunity to show that shared prosperity can be built acro...
Minister Paik meets US House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman
Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Paik Ungyu (right) met with U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce to discuss trade and other related issues in Washington, D.C., on June 27. During the meeting, the minister expressed his concerns to the U.S. lawmaker about the U.S. investigation into imported automobiles based on na...
Trade Minister discusses Korea-China economic cooperation with Chinese commerce minister
Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong (left) met with Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan to discuss stronger Korea-China economic cooperation and trade, in Beijing on June 27. During the meeting, Trade Minister Kim said that deeper economic integration between Korea and China would be a practical measure to boost bilateral economic cooperation, an...
Minister Paik, Chinese commerce minister agree to strengthen bilateral ties
Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Paik Ungyu (left) met with Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan to discuss measures to expand bilateral economic cooperation and trade issues, in Beijing on June 5. During the meeting, Minister Paik called for the Chinese government’s support in resolving challenges that Korean companies face or c...
Trade Minister, European Commission discuss trade
Trade Minister Kim Hyon-chong (left) met European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and other EU officials, to discuss trade issues in Paris on June 1. During the meeting, Trade Minister Kim raised concerns about safeguard investigations into imported steel products currently being carried out by the EU, and suggested measures to...
Trade Minister attends OECD Ministerial Council Meeting
Trade Minister Kim Hyon-chong attended the annual Ministerial Council Meeting at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on May 31. This year’s meeting, chaired by France, was attended by economic and trade ministers from 37 OECD member states, including the U.S., Canada, and Australia. &n...
Trade Minister meets Canadian counterpart
Trade Minister Kim Hyon-chong (left) met Canadian Minister of International Trade Francois-Philippe Champagne in Paris on May 31. During the meeting, the two discussed trade issues between the two nations, such as the U.S steel tariffs based on Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act. The ministers are visiting Paris to att...
Trade Minister meets German State Secretary
Trade Minister Kim Hyon-chong (left) met German State Secretary Ulrich Nussbaum at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to discuss trade issues between the two nations in Germany, on May 28. During the meeting, Trade Minister Kim outlined Korea’s views on the safeguard investigation currently being undertaken by t...