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PH, SKorea launch FTA talks
mproved economic relation is seen between the Philippines and South Korea as the two countries formally signed on Monday an agreement to begin negotiations on free trade deal.
R. de Corée - Philippines: négociations sur l’accord de libre-échange
La République de Corée a officiellement démarré le 3 juin les négociations sur un accord de libre-échange avec les Philippines
Indonesia, South Korea target to complete IK-CEPA talks this year
Indonesia and South Korea aim to complete negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IK-CEPA) this year to boost bilateral trade and other economic relations.
Korea, Chile eye early start of talks on Seoul’s Pacific Alliance membership bid
The leaders of South Korea and Chile agreed to seek the early launch of negotiations on Seoul’s bid to be an associate member of the Pacific Alliance.
PHL wants South Korea to drop tariff, nontariff measures on farm items
The Philippines will demand that South Korea eliminate both tariff and nontariff measures on agricultural products, in negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
Angola, South Korea work on investment protection agreement
An agreement on promotion and reciprocal protection of investment between Angola and South Korea is in the pipeline.
Aborted for-profit hospital
The Jeju provincial government has revoked the business license of a Chinese-owned for-profit hospital. The Chinese group may file a suit against the Korean government, using the investor-state dispute settlement system.
South Korea and the Philippines agree to conclude FTA by November
South Korea and the Philippines agreed to conclude a free trade agreement in November at the latest.
China expects smooth negotiations on Free Trade Zone with Japan, ROK
China expressed the hope for smooth progress of negotiations on Free Trade Zone with Japan and Republic of Korea (ROK).
EU warns of initiating expert panel if S. Korea fails to resolve ILO ratification
The European Commission warned that it will seek to launch an expert panel to review South Korea’s compliance with the free trade pact it signed with the European Union if it fails to ratify key international labor conventions.
Japan, China, S.Korea FTA talks under way
High on the agenda are rules for protecting intellectual-property rights.
EU requests Korea-EU FTA modernization
The European Union has made a request for modernization of its FTA with South Korea, which differs from renegotiation because refers to a change in the structure of an FTA itself.
Uzbekistan, South Korea to conclude free trade agreement
Uzbekistan and South Korea will work on the conclusion of a free trade agreement to expand bilateral economic and trade relations.
Negative list makes debut in FTA talks
China used the negative list system for the first time to conduct negotiations on service trade and investment during the second phase of China-South Korea Free Trade Agreement talks.
S. Korea to resume talks with Indonesia on FTA
South Korea will hold its first negotiations with Indonesia in five years to forge a bilateral free trade deal later this month.
South Korea to conclude FTAs with Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines soon
South Korean Trade Minister said that the South Korean government would conclude free trade agreements (FTAs) with Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in the near future.
Costa Rica signs FTA with South Korea
Costa Rica became the second Central American country to enter a FTA with South Korea, that will give immediate access without tariffs to 80% of Costa Rican products.
US launches first dispute with South Korea under free trade pact
The US government was launching the first dispute with South Korea under the free trade pact between the two countries over how Korea’s competition regulator treats American firms.
Premier Li urges China-Japan-South Korea FTA talks
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged Japan and South Korea to speed up free-trade agreement (FTA) talks as the three parties mark the 20th anniversary of the launch of the China-Japan-South Korea cooperation mechanism this year.
Korea’s agriculture deficit grows under FTAs
South Korea has actively promoted its agricultural products in overseas markets over the past few years by holding K-food fairs. Nonetheless, data show that Korea has yet to resolve its chronic trade deficit in farm products.