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S. Korea, Malaysia to negotiate bilateral FTA
South Korea and Malaysia leaders agreed to get started on negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement, aiming to strike the deal within this year.
Costa Rica legislators approve TLC with Korea
Negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea was begun by the Chinchilla administration (2010-2014), completed in 2016 and now only requires the President’s signature to go into force.
Honduras and South Korea FTA will soon enter into force
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Honduras and South Korea is about to enter into force; the National Congress of the Republic has already approved it.
Korea`s first for-profit hospital in Jeju faces license revocation
The Korea government may face another investor-state dispute case from the Chinese capital if the license is called off.
Korea to speed up CEPA talks with Indonesia
Korea has decided to resume talks on signing the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with Indonesia, seeking to broaden ties with the Southeast Asian country.
South Korean Government’s assets about to be seized
Iran’s Dayyani group started a procedure to seize the South Korean government’s assets in the Netherlands after winning its investor-state dispute against it. This is the first time that such a procedure has been initiated against the South Korean government.
Korea-China-Japan FTA still long way to go
South Korea, Japan and China are making slow progress on FTA negotiations amid contentious issues involving each country’s interests.
S. Korea to speed up FTA with Britain on looming no-deal Brexit
South Korea’s trade ministry said will speed up efforts to clinch FTA with Britain amid the no deal Brexit.
S. Korea, Britain to hold working-level talks next week following Brexit vote
Negotiating a South Korea-Britain FTA is the most important thing, says official at Seoul’s foreign ministry.
China call for Korea’s role on One Belt, One Road project
China call for Korea to linking the bilateral FTA with the One Belt One Road initiative
Revised Korea-US FTA goes into effect on Jan. 1
South Korea’s revised free trade agreement with the United States has gone into effect as of January 1, 2019, a year after the two countries began talks on amendments at the request of Washington.
EU urges S. Korea to ratify ILO conventions
The European Commission asked South Korea to start consultations on labor issues under a dispute settlement mechanism in the Trade and Sustainable Development chapter in the bilateral free trade agreement implemented in 2011.
India’s FTAs with ASEAN, Japan and Korea have widened trade deficit: Study
Over the past decade, India’s trade imbalance vis-à-vis its existing CEPA partners has steadily increased, says a study by Third World Network.
Korea, India to hold talks on upgrading trade pact
South Korea and India will hold their seventh round of CEPA talks to discuss ways to further open up the goods and services market and ease country of origin rules.
South Korea parliament ratifies revised US trade deal
South Korean parliament ratified a revised free-trade agreement with the US, which is praised by Trump as a “great” deal.
Korea, China, Japan to hold FTA talks in Beijing
South Korea, China and Japan will hold their 14th round of negotiations to discuss ways to open goods and services markets and lower other trade barriers.
India, Korea working to expand free trade pact, talks in December
The next round of negotiations on expanding the India-Korea free trade agreement will be held on December 11-12.
Korea, Chile hold talks to update FTA
South Korea and Chile opened their first round of talks to revise their bilateral free trade agreement to reflect changes in the market over the past 15 years.
Korea to hold hearing on FTA with Britain
Seoul signed a free trade agreement with the EU in 2011, but it has sought to strike a fresh deal with Britain once it formally leaves the 28-nation bloc in March 2019.
Korea seeks trade pacts with ASEAN members, agrees to cooperate for regional pact
Seoul agreed to launch a feasibility study on a free trade agreement with Malaysia and resume stalled trade pact negotiations with Indonesia.