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Minister Joo meets ambassadors of five Gulf states
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Joo Hyunghwan (third from left) posed for a photo with ambassadors of five member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council at a dinner in Yeouido, Seoul, on March 16. From left are Trade, Industry and Energy Director General for Trade Cooperation Kang Myung-soo, Qatari Ambassador to Korea Mohamed bin Abdul...
Vice Minister Woo meets Nepal’s Energy Minister
Trade, Industry and Energy Vice Minister Woo Taehee (right) met with Nepal’s Minister for Energy Janardan Sharma (second from left) and his delegation in southern Seoul on Monday 20. Vice Minister Woo and Minister Sharma discussed the two countries’ cooperation in the fields of energy and resources.
Korea, 5 Central American nations initial FTA
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on March 13 that Korea and five Central American nations initialed the Korea-Central America Free Trade Agreement, a comprehensive trade pact that will eliminate tariffs and other barriers and consolidate bilateral and multilateral economic cooperation. On March 10, in San José...
Korea, Israel hold 3rd round of FTA negotiations in Seoul
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on March 20 that the third round of negotiations for the Korea-Israel Free Trade Agreement kicked off in Seoul. The negotiations for the proposed FTA, which will last until March 24, are led by Trade, Industry and Energy Director General for Trade Policy Yeo Han-koo and Foreign Trade Admin...
Minister Joo attends KORUS FTA 5th anniversary seminar
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Joo Hyunghwan (center) posed for a photo with key Korean and U.S. officials involved in the negotiations or implementation of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) at the KORUS FTA 5th Anniversary Seminar held in the COEX, southern Seoul, on March 14. At the event, Minister Joo delivered a congrat...
Minister Joo meets with US counterpart
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Joo Hyunghwan (right) poses with US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in Washington on March 8, 2017 (local time). Korea's trade minister met his new U.S. counterpart during his outreach trip to the U.S., designed to build a channel for economic cooperation and bilateral communication under Donald Tr...
Vice Minister Woo discusses economic cooperation with Saudi Arabia’s Economy and Planning Minister
Trade, Industry and Energy Vice Minister Woo Taehee (right) posed for a photo with Saudi Arabian Minister of Economy and Planning Adel M. Fakeih during their meeting at the Government Complex Seoul on March 9. Vice Minister Woo and Minister Fakeih discussed bilateral cooperation in the field of energy resources as well as on Vision 2030, the Kingdo...
RCEP members agree to accelerate negotiations
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on March 6 that Korea and 15 trading partners have agreed at the 17th round of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to accelerate negotiations in the first half of this year. The latest talks was held in Kobe, Japan between February 27 and March 3. The RCEP is a...
Minister Joo co-chairs Korea-Argentina energy cooperation committee meeting
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Joo Hyunghwan (right) posed for a photo with Argentine Energy and Mining Minister Juan José Aranguren at the third meeting of the Korea-Argentina Energy Resources Cooperation Committee held in Buenos Aires on March 3. Minister Joo and Minister Aranguren chaired the committee meeting and discussed cooperati...
Korea, MERCOSUR sign joint statement for launch of trade pact negotiations
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Joo Hyunghwan (left) posed for a photo with Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship Susana Malcorra in Buenos Aires on March 2, after signing a joint statement for the launch of official negotiations on a multilateral trade agreement between Korean and four member states of Mercado Común del Sur ...