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Korea-EU FTA implementation committees meet in Seoul
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on June 11 that representatives from Korea and the European Union will meet in Seoul between June 12 and 14 to review the implementation of the Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement and discuss further economic cooperation. Under the Korea-EU FTA, seven specialized committees, seven working groups...
Korea-EU FTA Committee and Working Group Meeting held in Seoul
Director General for Trade Policy Yeo Han-koo (right) of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and Director for Trade Strategy and Analysis Signe Ratso of the European Commission pose for a photo during the Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement Committee and Working Group Meeting in central Seoul on June 13. Various committees and work...
Ministry celebrates 10th anniversary of Korea-ASEAN FTA
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Joo Hyunghwan (third from right in the front row) posed for a photo at the ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the Korea-ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Free Trade Agreement in southern Seoul on June 1. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy hosted the event to celebrate the achievem...
ASEAN became Korea’s second largest trading partner under FTA
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on May 31 that in a decade since the Korea-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Free Trade Agreement entered into force in 2007, the region has become Korea’s second largest trading partner with trade in goods and services and investment all expanding. June 1, 2017 ma...
Vice Minister Woo discusses energy cooperation with Canada’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Trade, Industry and Energy Vice Minister Woo Taehee (left) shook hands and posed for a photo with Canada’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ian Shugart during their meeting in central Seoul on May 31. Vice Minister Woo and Deputy Minister Shugart discussed bilateral cooperation in energy fields and exchanged views on a cooperation agreement...
3rd Inter-sessional RCEP Ministerial Meeting takes place in Hanoi
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on May 19 that the third Inter-sessional Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting will take place on May 22 in Hanoi, Vietnam, to accelerate negotiations for the proposed regional free trade agreement (FTA). The RCEP is the only mega FTA under negotiatio...
Korea, Israel hold 5th round of FTA negotiations in Seoul
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced on May 19 that Korea and Israel will hold the fifth round of negotiations for a proposed bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Seoul between May 22 and 26. The fifth round of negotiations for the Korea-Israel FTA will cover trade in goods and services, investment, rules of origin...
Minister Joo meets with Saudi Energy Minister
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Joo Hyunghwan (left) poses for a photo with Saudi Arabia’s Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Minister Khalid A. Al Falih in central Seoul on May 9, during the Saudi Minister’s visit to Korea. The two Ministers discussed bilateral cooperation for the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, an economic,...
18th round of RCEP negotiations starts in Manila
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on May 8 that the 18th round of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership began in Manila, the Philippines. The RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement among 16 nations in the Asia Pacific region including Korea, Japan, China, and 10 member states of the Associ...
Ministry discusses responses to changing environment for KORUS FTA
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on May 1 that top officials of the Ministry met to discuss responses to the fast changing environment of the trade between Korea and the United States after the U.S. President ordered a review of free trade agreements. Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Joo Hyunghwan presided a meet...