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An Analysis of North Korea’s Operation Mechanism to Acquire Foreign Currency: Centered on the Mineral Sector (Anthracite, Iron Ore)
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-05-02)
The international community assumes that most of the profits from North Korea's mineral exports are diverted to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) such as nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. This belief has led to the implementation ...
An Analysis of Service Trade Regulations in Korea, China, and Japan and its Policy Implications
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-10-01)
In this report, we analyze the regulatory factors which restrict the trade in services of Korea, China and Japan to derive implications for Korea to enhance competitiveness in its services sectors by promoting trade in services in the three countries
Korea's Readiness for the ASEAN Economic Community
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2016-10-15)
On December 30th, 2015, ASEAN Member States (AMS; ten countries in Southeast Asia) announced the launch of the ASEAN Community, including the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). All AMS held high expectations for more extensive and stronger economic ...
A Proposal to Lower Non-Tariff Barriers between China-Japan-Korea
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2016-06-21)
Non-tariff measures are defined as “policy measures other than ordinary customs tariffs that can potentially have an economic effect on international trade in goods, changing quantities trade, or prices or both (UNCTAD 2012, p.1).” Many non-tariff ...
Progress of the Brexit Negotiations
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-03-13)
On December 15 of last year, the European Council of the 27 remaining Member States (EU-27 hereinafter) concluded that sufficient progress had been made in the first phase of the Brexit negotiations that started in June 2017. The first phase dealt with ...
Japan’s TPP Strategy
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-02-26)
Since 2013 the Japanese government has actively engaged in Mega-FTA negotiations such as the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), Japan-EU FTA, RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership), and China-Japan-Korea FTA. Particularly, Japan initiated the ...
North Korea’s Trade with China in 2015: Analysis and Forecasts
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2016-07-12)
The year 2015 marked the first time North Korea’s trade with China shrank since 2009. According to China Customs, North Korea’s trade with China in 2015 recorded 5.4 billion, a drop by 14.7% from 6.4 billion in 2014. Exports to China recorded 2.5 ...
How Chinese Local Governments are Expanding Foreign Economic Cooperation
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2020-10-27)
As the Chinese economy becomes more advanced and the internal and external economic environment surrounding China changes, so too does China's strategy for external openness and economic cooperation. Accordingly, specific policies are diversifying from ...
Regulatory Implications of Multilateral Trade Liberalisation for the Global Services Market: The Case of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-12-10)
Bilateral commitments on the liberalisation of services markets typically build upon those made by individual countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) under the General Agreement of Trade in Services (GATS). These commitments usually guarantee ...
Korean SMEs' Management Performance in Southeast Asia and Its Policy Implications
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-10-31)
As Golovko and Valentini (2011) pointed out, the level to which small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) enter overseas markets can serve as an important measurement of their business performance. While many Korean SMEs have entered the Southeast Asian ...