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Banana tariffs a sticking point in South Korea free trade deal
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with South Korea are currently stalled because Seoul has not budged on key items sought by the Philippine side, particularly on opening up the market for bananas.
Korea to vitalize FTA talks with S. American countries
South Korea has become the first Asian country to sign a free trade agreement with a Central American trade bloc, composed of five countries — Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama.
South Korea cites smooth sailing FTA discussions with Philippines
Negotiations between the Philippines and South Korea on the planned free trade agreement (FTA) is “smooth sailing”, South Korean Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Lim Sung-nam said Wednesday.
Brazil aims to forge more trade accords as Bolsonaro heads to Asia
Brazil aims to conclude free trade agreements between Mercosur and Singapore and South Korea by next year, as it also eyes deals with Vietnam and Indonesia.
Indonesia says talks concluded with South Korea for economic partnership
Indonesian and South Korean ministers signed on Wednesday a deal marking the conclusion of negotiations on the substance of an economic agreement, the Indonesian trade ministry said.
PM Modi to take a call on all pending RCEP issues
PM Narendra Modi will take up India’s unresolved issues in the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade agreement at the leaders’ summit next month if the 16 members are unable to resolve them over the next few days.
S. Korean business lobby asks for exemption from possible US auto tariffs
The chief of a major Korean business lobby said he has asked the United States to exempt South Korea from any future tariffs on autos.
SoKor, PH to sign expanded free trade agreement next month
South Korea and the Philippines are expected to sign next month an expanded free trade agreement to further boost the two countries flourishing commercial trading.
S. Korea, Indonesia to hold 10th round of trade talks
South Korea’s trade ministry said plans to hold another round of negotiations with Indonesia on a comprehensive trade agreement, as Asia’s No. 4 economy continues efforts to expand its export portfolio in the Southeast Asian market.
India’s trade with its FTA partners: experiences, challenges and way forward
India has viewed FTAs as an important tool to enhance its trade and investment, and signed a number of trade agreements with various countries or groups. And India’s experience intrade with its major FTA partners has not been very encouraging.
Mercosur and South Korea fourth round of trade talks, this time in Busan
South Korea plans to hold the fourth round of trade talks with Mercosur as Seoul aims to expand its trade network with emerging countries and revitalize its ailing exports.
China, Japan and S.Korea agree to push FTA, RCEP talks and pay joint efforts on peninsula issue
China, Japan and South Korea agreed to push forward and speed up negotiations on the free trade area (FTA) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as the three countries‘ foreign ministers met in Beijing on Wednesday.
S. Korea’s FTA with 5 Central American nations partially takes effect on Oct. 1
South Korea’s free trade agreement with five Central American countries becomes partially effective on 1 Oct, putting the country on path to enjoy near tariff-free access to markets across the Latin and South American map.
S. Korea wins int’l arbitration against Korean-American in property dispute
The South Korean government has won an international arbitration in a suit a Korean-American individual filed over expropriation of land in a redevelopment project.
Seoul, Moscow to hold 2nd round of FTA negotiations on service sector
South Korea’s trade ministry said Monday it plans to hold the second round of FTA negotiations with Russia in the service and investment segments, in line with the government’s efforts to deepen bilateral economic ties.
S. Korea, Russia to form joint investment fund, accelerate FTA talks
The two nations agreed to speed up free trade negotiations in the service and investment sectors with a goal of striking the deal in 2020.
Chile, Korea to update FTA
Chile and Korea trade links are based on bilateral free trade agreement and now dedicated to its updating.
Honduras-Korea free trade deal to take effect in October
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Honduras and Korea will take effect on Oct. 1 — the latest in gradual yet consistent developments in bilateral relations after they were established in 1962.
Indonesia, South Korea link up amid ‘turbulent’ economic pressures
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s aggressive efforts to lure more foreign direct investment (FDI) ahead has been warmly met by South Korea.
US files illegal fishing complaint against S.Korea under free trade pact
US authorities for the first time filed a complaint against South Korea under environmental rules of the free trade pact between Seoul and Washington, over illegal fishing.