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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
Productivity and Exports in Korea: Comparisons with China and Japan
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2016-10-25)
This article aims to assess Korea’s competitiveness in manufacturing exports, focusing on the rivalry among the three countries. To this end, we examine the productivities of C-J-K and estimates the effect of relative productivity on exports in Korea.
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 ...
The Effects of Exports on Employment in Korean Manufacturing: An Industry-level Analysis
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-02-28)
In light of the importance of exports in the Korean labor market, this study looks into the effect of exports on employment using industry-level data for Korean manufacturing sector. We begin with exploring the main reason behind why export growth does ...
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 ...
ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community and Policy Implications for Korea
(Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2020-08-26)
Since 2017, Korea has been striving to deepen its cooperative relationship with ASEAN to the level of its four traditional major partners ‒ the U.S., China, Japan and Russia ‒ through the New Southern Policy. This requires strengthening cooperation not ...
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 ...