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Korea, Panama agree to conclude FTA 2015

Korea, Panama agree to conclude FTA 2015

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made a state visit to Panama and met with his counterpart Ricardo Martinelli on Monday (Jun. 28 local time) and held a summit meeting. The two sides agreed to deepen bilateral ties in trade and economy and produced a 13-point joint declaration. Continue reading…

Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)

Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)

The CKFTA entered into force on January 1, 2015. This landmark agreement constitutes Canada’s first free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region and provides new access for Canadian businesses and workers to the world’s 15th-largest economy and the fourth-largest in Asia. Continue reading…

Korea, Chile to upgrade FTA, cooperate on new growth industries

Korea, Chile to upgrade FTA, cooperate on new growth industries

President Park Geun-hye and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet discussed how to upgrade the free trade agreement (FTA) between their two countries and strengthen cooperation on high value-added areas at a bilateral summit on April 22. Continue reading…

Business Korea: New Zealand Now South Korea’s 13th Free Trade Partner

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
24 March 2015 – 5:30pm
Mary Park

South Korea and New Zealand formally signed a free trade agreement (FTA) on Monday.

New Zealand is South Korea’s 40th largest trading partner, while Korea is currently New Zealand’s 6th largest export market. Bilateral trade between the two countries totaled US$3.26 billion in 2014, with South Korea’s exports to New Zealand amounting to US$1.73 billion. Continue reading…

Yonhap News: S. Korea ‘natural candidate’ for Pacific trade deal: U.S. official

By Kim Eun-jung

SEOUL, March 9 (Yonhap) — Implementing a bilateral trade deal with the United States as well as a number of key regional players makes South Korea a “natural candidate” to join ongoing discussions for the Washington-led Pacific Rim trading bloc, but it needs to make a stronger commitment in wider areas, a senior American official said Monday. Continue reading…

Law Times: Trade Matters: Canadian consumers already benefiting from Korean trade deal

Trade Matters: Canadian consumers already benefiting from Korean trade deal

Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00 | Written By Patrick Gervais

Canadian consumers are already benefiting from the Canada-South Korea free-trade agreement that came into force on Jan. 1.

The agreement results in significant tariff elimination on many South Korean goods. The eliminations include the immediate end of an 81.5-per-cent tariff on all non-agricultural goods. Continue reading…

The Globe and Mail: Free trade with South Korea is here. Are Canadian firms ready?

CIURIAK AND SCHWANEN

Free trade with South Korea is here. Are Canadian firms ready?

DANIEL CIURIAK AND DANIEL SCHWANEN

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Hot on the heels of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement’s entry into force on Jan. 1, Canada’s Trade Minister, Ed Fast, is leading a trade mission to South Korea this week. Continue reading…

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