Free Trade Agreement Uk And South Korea
// 21 сентября 2021 // Без рубрики
South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-Hee, who will sign the deal in London with British Trade Minister Liz Truss, said the deal would help lift much of the brexit uncertainty. Trade between the UK and South Korea has grown by around 12% per year since the signing of the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement in 2011. In the words of Yoo Myung-hee, the signing of this agreement “will greatly dispel the uncertainties of Brexit on our long and precious economic partnership”. Cumulation with the EU referred to in Article 3 shall no longer apply three years after the entry into force of this Agreement. No later than two years after the entry into force of this Agreement, the Contracting Parties shall review this Article. The Parties will continue to seek mutually beneficial and business-friendly rules of origin and will work to facilitate trade between Korea and the United Kingdom. (Highlighted only here)  The UK Department for International Trade (DIT), the UK and Korea sign a trade continuation agreement to ensure businesses are trade-ready after Brexit (21 August 2019), www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-korea-to-sign-trade-continuity-deal-to-ensure-businesses-are-ready-to-trade-post-brexit. It would appear that the emergency agreement is not able to guarantee sustainable duty-free trade in all circumstances, in particular for goods with content from both the European continent and the United Kingdom. Britain tried to replicate eu trade deals with third countries ahead of its planned exit from the bloc, but many were stalled due to uncertainty over whether and when Brexit would take place after being postponed earlier this year. He could try to emulate the new EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, which is currently being ratified and takes particular account of Korean inputs to Vietnamese exports, to ensure that production counts in the specifications of the country of origin, Michell said. If the deal between Britain and Korea is extended, Korea may also want its ownership of car and electric plants in the EU to be recognised in the deal.
So far, the Koreans have taken a positive and pragmatic approach to the talks, but the UK`s difficult trade talks with the EU, now affected by an increasingly uncertain timeline thanks to the pandemic, could create some bumps in the way. The trade deal between Britain and Korea must now be ratified by both parliaments before it comes into force. After approval by the legislature, the agreement will enter into force either on 31 October 2019 in the event of a no-deal Brexit, or at the end of the transitional period, when the United Kingdom ratifies the Withdrawal Agreement. The trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Korea delegates, as far as possible, the free trade agreement between the EU and Korea through some technical amendments. Below is a brief description of customs rules, preferential origin, agricultural protection measures and intellectual property under the new UK-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The full text of the agreement is available here.  However, experts in Seoul warned that while the “continuity” agreement has minimized business interruption in the near future, its transition to a Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is still linked to the uncertain outcome of the UK trade deal with the European Union. This “could fuel another reaction from Seoul on its position on a bilateral trade deal,” but there has been no noticeable concern about it so far, Blakely says.
South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee met with her British counterpart Liz Truss in London to sign the treaty to protect trade between the two countries. As a result, it remains important to control these renegotiations, in particular the rules of origin, given that the UK-Korea Free Trade Agreement temporarily grants preferential treatment under the agreement only to UK products with EU-27 content for three years. . . .