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Foreign direct investment pledged to Korea reach $9.9 billion in H1
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on July 11 that foreign direct investment (FDI) pledged to Korea in the first half of this year dropped 37.3 percent year-on-year to USD 9.9 billion. The FDI received by the country over the same period decreased 45.2 percent to $5.6 billion. These declines are mostly attributable to a base effec...
Korean exports in June decrease 13.5% to $44.2 billion
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on July 1 that Korea’s exports in June decreased 13.5 percent year-on-year to USD 44.2 billion. Its imports declined 11.1 percent to 40 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $4.2 billion.Exports from January to June went down 8.5 percent to $271.6 billion compared to the same period last...
Trade Minister Yoo discusses with American businesses in Seoul
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (seventh from the right) attended a business roundtable hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM Korea) in Seoul on June 28.During the meeting, Trade Minister Yoo emphasized that AMCHAM Korea and U.S. investors play a bridging role in expanding economic cooperation between the two countries.The event ...
ICT industry exports $14.3 billion worth of goods in May
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on June 21 that Korean information and communications technology (ICT) exports in May decreased 22.6 percent year-on-year to USD 14.3 billion, declining for seven straight months.Imports, on the other hand, grew 10.8 percent to $9.7 billion, and the trade balance in this sector was a surplus of $...
Trade Minister Yoo meets with WTO Director-General Azevêdo
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (right) met with World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on June 9 on the occasion of the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy held in Tsukuba, Japan.The two officials discussed various issues, including WTO reforms and concerns about the functioning of the WTO’s Appellate B...
Trade Minister Yoo attends G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (third from the left) attended the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy held in Tsukuba, Japan, from June 8 to 9.During the discussion on the interface between trade and the digital economy, Trade Minister Yoo said creating rules for digital trade highlights a balance between free data flows and privacy ...
Trade Minister Yoo visits job fair for foreign-invested firms in Korea
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (second from the right) attended the opening ceremony of the 14th Job Fair for Foreign-Invested Companies held at COEX in Seoul on June 4.The job fair was organized to provide opportunities for both foreign companies and job seekers. Foreign businesses can promote themselves and recruit talented individuals while prospe...
Korea’s May exports decrease 9.4% to $45.9 billion
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on June 1 that Korea’s exports in May decreased 9.4 percent to USD 45.9 billion compared to the same period a year earlier. Imports fell 1.9 percent to $43.6 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $2.3 billion.The slowdown in exports was mostly due to an intensifying U.S.-China trade disp...
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...