South Korea to lift tariffs on imports from Indonesia under agreed trade deal


In December last year, South Korea and Indonesia inked the comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), which is equivalent to a free trade deal but centers on a broader scope of economic cooperation. - Bernama

SEOUL, July 20 (Bernama): South Korea will gradually lift or lower tariffs on more than 95 per cent of its imported products from Indonesia and Israel as it has clinched trade deals with the two nations, Yonhap news agency reported the finance ministry said Tuesday.

It said the Cabinet approved a revised enforcement ordinance in preparation for implementing trade deals with Indonesia and Israel.

In December last year, South Korea and Indonesia inked the comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), which is equivalent to a free trade deal but centers on a broader scope of economic cooperation.

In May, the country signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with Israel, a move expected to boost Seoul's exports of cars and auto parts.

If the trade deals go into effect, Seoul will lift tariffs on 95.8 per cent of products being traded with Indonesia and on 95.2 per cent of those with Israel, according to the finance ministry. - Bernama

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