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MOTIE holds meeting with shipping industry to discuss logistics challenges
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Sungwook (right) held a joint meeting with the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the shipping industry representatives, on July 21, to discuss ways to resolve difficulties with logistics resulting from shipping container shortages and high freight rates. At the meeting, the ministries agreed to increase t...
Minister Moon encourages COVID-19 precautions at industrial sites
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Sungwook (second from the right) visited Daeryung Knowledge Industry Center, in Seoul, on July 19, to encourage industrial workers to take COVID-19 precautions as cases have surged recently. At a meeting with the Korea Industrial Complex Corporation, Minister Moon requested special efforts for a safe working...
Korea’s auto industry sees advancement in production and exports in H1
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on July 15 that Korea’s automobile output and exports in the first six months of 2021 posted year-on-year increases of 11.5 percent and 27.9 percent, respectively. In particular, exports recorded double-digit growth (up 27.9 percent to 1,049,658 units) for the first time since the first hal...
Minister Moon meets with root industry representatives
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Sungwook (left) visited the plant of Dong-A Precision Industrial Company, a local mold manufacturer, in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, on July 12, to encourage the firm’s introduction of smart robots to the manufacturing process, thereby reducing working hours and improving product quality. After the visi...
Minister Moon visits department store chain ahead of toughened quarantine measures
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Sungwook (center) made a visit to Lotte Department Store’s Myeongdong branch in Seoul, on July 11, to check the quarantine management system at a large scale retail store ahead of the implementation of tougher social distancing rules.
Minister Moon holds meeting with heads of public institutions
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Sungwook (center) held a meeting with heads of 40 public institutions, on July 7, to review the progress of state-led projects and discuss pending issues in the industry including field safety and energy conservation.Minister Moon emphasized that it is important to create safe working environments for employ...
Minister Moon holds meeting with marine equipment industry
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Sungwook (second from the left) met with local suppliers of marine equipment at Noksan Industrial Complex in Busan, on June 29, to encourage the industry’s efforts in developing eco-friendly technologies and exploring overseas markets.The government will invest 254 billion won (USD 225 million) by 2031...
Overall retail sales move up 12.9% in May
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on June 25 that Korea’s overall retail sales in May saw a year-on-year growth of 12.9 percent. Both offline and online sales improved, up 8.8 percent and 17.6 percent, respectively. The Ministry releases monthly retail sales figures based on surveys of 26 major retailers. Half of them are p...
MOTIE launches Industrial Digital Transformation Cooperation Support Center
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Sungwook attended the launching Ceremony for the Industrial Digital Transformation Alliance and the Industrial Digital Transformation Cooperation Support Center (iDX Center) in Seoul, on June 24. The Alliance, which incorporated 6 industries last year, added 4 more industries this time – machinery/robo...
Minister Moon visits site of mRNA vaccine production
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Sungwook (center) made an on-site visit to the plant of Samsung Biologics, on June 21, to check the mRNA vaccine manufacturing line added at its facility in Songdo.Minister Moon stressed that the deal with Moderna for consignment production of mRNA vaccine is an opportunity to enhance Korea’s status as...