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Trade Minister Yoo meets with Brazil’s Foreign Minister Araújo in Paris
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (left) had a bilateral meeting with Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo on May 23 during her visit to Paris for the 2019 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.The two sides celebrated the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between Korea and Brazil, confirmed the necessity of accelerating neg...
Trade Minister Yoo speaks at 2019 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (third from the right) spoke at the trade and investment session titled “Reaping and Diversifying the Benefits of Trade in the Digital Era” of the 2019 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting held in Paris from May 22 to 23.To address challenges in the digital era, Trade Minister Yoo suggested ways of building an i...
Exports of Korean ICT goods total $15.2 billion in April
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on May 21 that exports of the Korean information and communications technology (ICT) goods in April totaled USD 15.2 billion, down 10.6 percent compared to a year earlier.Imports grew 9.4 percent to $9.5 billion, and the trade balance stood at a surplus of $5.7 billion.Exports experienced year-on...
Trade Minister Yoo meets with US NEC Director Kudlow in Washington
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (left) met with U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow to explain Korea’s stance on Section 232 auto tariffs in Washington, D.C., on May 15 (local time).
Trade Minister Yoo meets with US Commerce Secretary Ross in Washington
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (right) met with United States Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington, D.C., on May 14 (local time).During the meeting, the two top officials explored ways to expand trade and investment between the two countries. Trade Minister Yoo also explained Korea’s stance on Section 232 auto tariffs.
Trade Minister Yoo meets with USTR Lighthizer in Washington
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (second from the left) had a meeting with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (second from the right) in Washington, D.C., on May 13 (local time).During the meeting, Trade Minister Yoo discussed the status of trade and investment between Korea and the U.S. She also conveyed Korea’s stance on Secti...
Korea’s exports in April fall 2 percent to $48.9 billion
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on May 1 that Korea’s exports in April fell 2 percent to USD 48.9 billion compared to the same period a year earlier. Imports expanded 2.4 percent to $44.7 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $4.1 billion.The decrease in exports was in part due to falling prices of semiconductors ...
Exports of ICT goods in March reach $15.9 billion
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on April 22 that Korean exports of information and communications technology (ICT) goods in March decreased 16.3 percent year-on-year to USD 15.9 billion.Imports inched up 1.4 percent to $9.2 billion, and the trade balance stood at a surplus of $6.7 billion.The fifth consecutive monthly decline i...
Minister Sung discusses with Korean business representatives in Kazakhstan
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo (center) discussed with Korean business representatives various aspects of economic cooperation between Korea and Kazakhstan at a breakfast meeting held in Nur-Sultan on April 22 (local time).On the same day, government agencies, institutions, and companies from the two countries signed a total of sev...
Korean exports of materials and parts total $67.5 billion in Q1
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on April 22 that Korea’s exports of materials and parts in the first quarter of this year totaled USD 67.5 billion, down 9.0 percent from the same period last year.The country’s imports also saw a year-on-year decrease of 4.3 percent to $41.7 billion. The trade balance stood at a surp...