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Korea's exports grow 7.8% in November
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced on December 1 that Korea’s export value for the month of November advanced 7.8 percent year-on-year to this year’s monthly highest of USD 55.8 billion. Imports shrank 11.6 percent to $52.0 billion, and the trade balance stood at a surplus of $3.8 billion. By item, semiconducto...
Trade Minister discusses IRA issues with U.S.' NSC Deputy National Security Advisor
Minister for Trade Dukgeun Ahn met with Mike Pyle, the Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs at the U.S.’ National Security Council (NSC), on November 30 in Seoul and discussed bilateral trade issues between Korea and the U.S., including the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), CHIPS Act subsidies, and Section 232 stee...
Public and private sectors join heads to seek measures for invigorating facility investment
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) held an investment conference on November 30 with companies of Korea’s ten major manufacturing sectors to discuss facility investment trends for this year, as well as investment issues and plans for invigorating next year’s facility investment support. On reviewing the KRW 100 trillion ...
Korea and Brazil hold 1st TIPF Committee meeting
Minister for Trade Dukgeun Ahn held the first Korea-Brazil Trade and Investment Promotion Framework (TIPF) Committee meeting with Brazil’s Vice Minister of Development, Industry, Trade and Services Márcio Elias Rosa on November 24 at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul to uncover new joint projects for industrial, trade and energy cooperation and...
Korea and Brazil hold TIPF agreement signing ceremony
Minister for Trade Dukgeun Ahn signed the Korea-Brazil Trade and Investment Promotion Framework (TIPF) agreement with Brazil’s Vice Minister of Development, Industry, Trade and Services Márcio Elias Rosa on November 24 at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul.
Minister attends investment declaration ceremony in London
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Bang Moon Kyu attended the investment declaration ceremony on November 22 in London with Corio Generation CEO Jonathan Cole and BP Senior Vice President Louise Kingham and received the two UK firms’ declarations of investment in Korea. The Minister remarked in his message that the investment indicates that ...
Korea Trade Commission holds public hearing to investigate industry damage from Egyptian white cement imports
The Korea Trade Commission of the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) held a public hearing on November 23 at the Government Complex in Seoul, to investigate the extend of industrial damage caused by import of Egyptian white cement. About 40 people attended the hearing, including members of the Commission, domestic producer Union, impor...
UK-based clean energy companies pledge $1.2 bln investment in Korea
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced on November 22 that on the occasion of President Yoon Suk Yeol’s state visit to the UK, two UK energy firms, namely Corio Generation and BP, confirmed their pledge of investment worth KRW 1.5 trillion (app. USD 1.2 billion) and submitted their investment declarations on November 22 ...
Korea holds Foreign Company Day 2023
The Trade, Industry and Energy Ministry’s International Trade and Investment Deputy Minister Kim Wan-ki attended Foreign Company Day 2023 on November 21 in Seoul to award foreign investment contributors government commendations and promote exchanges and communication with foreign-invested companies. The deputy minister gave a congratulatory m...
Trade Minister meets with Singapore Business Federation Chairman
Minister for Trade Dukgeun Ahn met with Lim Ming Yan, Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, on November 21 in Singapore to discuss stronger bilateral corporate supply chain and digital cooperation and asked Singaporean companies’ support and participation in the Carbon Free (CF) Alliance initiative.