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‘ASEAN-Korea Trade and Investment Roundtable’ to discuss trade agreements and recent economic trends

No.PR/21-19DateOctober 8, 2021
ContactProgram Inquiries: Jang Boo-young, Program Officer, TIU (02-2287-1138, byjang@aseankorea.org)
Press Inquiries: Bak Chae-rin, PR Officer, IDU (02-2287-1149, crbak@aseankorea.org)
ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.


‘ASEAN-Korea Trade and Investment Roundtable’ to discuss trade agreements and recent economic trends

- Roundtable to be jointly held with the Korean Institute for International and Economic Policy (KIEP) -

- October 12 (Tue) 14:00 (KST), livestreaming on AKC’s official YouTube channel -


Seoul, Korea - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Hae-yong) and the Korea Institute for International and Economic Policy (KIEP) are hosting the ‘ASEAN-Korea Trade and Investment Roundtable’ on October 12th under the theme Regional FTAs: ASEAN and Korea Economic Cooperation. The event will be held both online and offline in accordance with social distancing regulations and will be livestreamed through the ASEAN-Korea Centre’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/akcsns) at 2pm on Tuesday.


During the roundtable, experts from both the public and private sectors of ASEAN and Korea will exchange views on ways to facilitate economic recovery and promote trade and investment in the post-COVID-19 period while taking note of the steadfast economic exchanges between ASEAN and Korea even during the height of the pandemic. Discussions will also take place on ways to improve utilization of the ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA) and strategies to enhance the effectiveness of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) once the agreement goes into effect.

※ Participants: Representatives and experts from Korea International Trade Association (KITA), Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Investment (CCI), and Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore etc.


Secretary General Kim Hae-yong noted that, “the roundtable is very timely especially in view of the on-going joint efforts between ASEAN and Korea to stabilize the trade environment and strengthen free and open trade in the region. In this respect, he looked forward to the discussions and hoped that “the roundtable will contribute to providing insight on ways for the region to quickly recover from the impacts of COVID19 as well as on strengthening the foundations for a mutually beneficial and future-oriented economic partnership between ASEAN and Korea.”

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