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Korea's FTA Status

우리나라 FTA 추진개황 이미지
  • 발효(11건)

    In effect (15 agreements)     Chile, Singapore, EFTA (4 countries), ASEAN (10 countries), India, EU (28 countries), Peru, USA, Turkey, Canada, Australia, China, New Zealand, Vietnam and Colombia

  • 타결(4건)

    Concluded (1 agreement) Central America (6 countries)

  • 협상중(6건)

    Underway (4 agreements) Korea–China–Japan, RCEP, Ecuador SECA, Israel

  • 협상준비

    Resumed (4 agreements)Mexico, GCC, MERCOSUR, EAEU

  • *SOURCE : Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (as of July 2018)

Overview of Korea’s FTA Implementation
Status Country Implementation Process Significance

Under preparation, or joint study

(4 agreements)

  • Dec. 2007 Previous SECA upgraded into FTA, negotiation resumed
  • Jun. 2008 Negotiation suspended after the 2nd round
Bridgehead for North and Central America
GCC (6 countries)
  • Jul. 2008 Negotiation launched
  • Jul. 2009 Negotiation suspended after the 3rd round
  • (*GCC: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain)
Resource-rich country, most preferred by businesses (as of 2015)
(5 countries)
  • Nov. 2016 Preliminary negotiations
  • (*MERCOSUR: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela)
Largest South American market
  • Aug. 2016 Private joint research completed
  • (*EAEU: Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan)

Emerging market with great potential for growth and geopolitical value


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