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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...
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...