Posts Tagged South Korea

More Trade News in Brief Week 19 (4 – 10 May 2015)

South Korea, Vietnam Sign FTA

The bilateral FTA upgrades the South Korea – ASEAN agreement by further cutting import duties, more than 90 percent of all their traded goods.

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Digital Single Market for Europe

The Digital Single Market strategy is made up of three policy areas or ‘pillars’:

Better online access to digital goods and services

An environment where digital networks and services can prosper

Digital as a driver for growth

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ECB publishes its Euro Money Market Study 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) is publishing its biennial report entitled “Euro Money Market Study 2014”.

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ICC Revises DOCDEX Rules

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revised its DOCDEX rules, a dispute resolution mechanism specifically designed to address trade finance concerns.

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New ICC Cyber Security Guide

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a new straight-speaking guide to help companies of all sizes manage their approach to cyber security and mitigate threats posed by cybercrime.

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More Trade News in Brief Week 49 (2 – 8 December 2013)

 
* Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2013
 
Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2013 has been published by Transparency International.
 
Please check the press release here.
 
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* Australia and South Korea Conclude Trade Talks
 
Australia has concluded negotiations with South Korea for a free trade agreement.
 
Please follow the link for more.
 
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* Yemen Accedes To WTO
 
 Yemen became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 04, 2013.
 
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* Asian Countries top OECD’s Latest PISA Survey
 
Asian countries outperform the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey.
PISA survey evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds
 
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More Trade News in Brief Week 36 (2 – 8 September 2013)

 
* Indonesia and Pakistan Signed FTA
 
The governments of Indonesia and Pakistan finally signed a FTA after 10 years of negotiation.
 
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* South Korea and Vietnam to Accelerate Trade Negotions
 
South Korea and Vietnam agreed to conclude a bilateral free trade agreement next year.
 
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* Bahrain – Closer to ATA Carnet System
 
Bahrain prepares to implement ATA Carnet System.
 
For more information visit the ATA Carnet System.
 

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New International Services Trade Agreement (ISA)

 
A group of 20 trading partners – the US, Canada, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Israel, Pakistan and Turkey – will start soon negotiations on a new International Services Agreement (ISA).
 
Please find more information following the next link.
 

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ASEAN + 6 Free Trade Negotiations

Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
 
ASEAN and its FTA’s partners expected to commence in 2013 negotiations on a new regional trade treaty, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
 
The RCEP is to be negotiated between ASEAN’s ten member countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – and its current six free trade agreement (FTA) partners – Australia, New Zealand, China, India, South Korea and Japan.
 
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More Trade News in Brief – Week 30 (16–22 July 2012)

* South Korea/Switzerland TIE Protocol
 
The revised Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between South Korea and Switzerland, including provisions on the exchange of tax information (TIE), is to go into effect on July 25, 2012.
 
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* ICC Published a Guide to New Rules of Arbitration
 
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has release “The Secretariat’s Guide to ICC Arbitration” offering a detailed article-by-article commentary on the 2012 Rules and more.
 
Please refer to the next link
 
 
 
ICC Arbitration Guide - Trade News in Brief
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* Tunisia and OECD Strengthen Relations
 
Tunisia signs multilateral agreement on fiscal co-operation and strengthens its links with the OECD.
 
More here.

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EU & South Korea Urge the FTA Ratification

The European Union (EU) and South Korea are seeking to  urge the ratification of the free trade agreement (FTA) between them. The FTA would remove progressing all tariffs and as many non-tariff barriers between the two economies over three to five years.

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A Trilateral Agreement Between China, South Korea and Japan under Discussion

8 May 2012, Beijing
 
After the first round of negotiation between South Korea and China on their bilateral FTA, a trilateral agreement to include Japan will also be under discussion.

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South Korea and China Start Talks on a FTA

2 May 2012, Seoul, South Korea
 
Asia’s largest and fourth-largest economies he agreed to start negotiation on a free trade agreement (FTA) as early as possible.
In 2011, China was South Korea’s largest trade partner and South Korea was China’s fourth-largest trade partner.

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China, Japan and South Korea Agreement on Each Others’ Bonds Markets

3 May 2012, Manila, Filipinas
 
China, Japan and South Korea sought a formal agreement, a rare one on securities investment markets, in order to avoid “uncertainties and potential downside risks”.
 
The three economical power agreed on to boost cross-investment in government bond markets in a move that is supposed to protect their financial markets from external shocks.

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