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Govt. Steps Up Efforts to Lower Energy Use

Govt. Steps Up Efforts to Lower Energy Use

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy conducted its first patrols of major commercial districts yesterday as part of its efforts to regulate energy use. The patrols were held in collaboration with local authorities from 18 districts nationwide. Here’s a typical example of what a typical patrol looks like: in [...]

Rise in Patent Applications for Functional Sunglasses

Rise in Patent Applications for Functional Sunglasses

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – As public interest in eyewear continues to grow, the number of patent applications is increasing for functional sunglasses, which cater to unique needs ranging from protection from fine dust particles to detachable sunglasses. According to figures released by the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) on Wednesday, the number of [...]

Online Shopping Sites Charged Over Collusion with Plastic Surgeons

Online Shopping Sites Charged Over Collusion with Plastic Surgeons

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s prosecution has for the first time put on trial online shopping websites for selling what are commonly referred to as ‘plastic surgery coupons’ to customers in collusion with plastic surgery hospitals. Despite the argument that the practice is nothing more than a marketing strategy, South Korean prosecutors [...]

U.S. 4th Largest Market for S. Korean Cosmetics in Q1

U.S. 4th Largest Market for S. Korean Cosmetics in Q1

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The United States ranked as the fourth-largest overseas market for South Korean cosmetic products in the first quarter of 2017 despite concerns of protectionism, a trade association said Thursday.  In the January-March period, South Korean companies trailed French, Canadian and Chinese firms in terms of makeup products shipped to [...]

1 in 3 Plastic Surgery Reviews is Fake, Watchdog Warns

1 in 3 Plastic Surgery Reviews is Fake, Watchdog Warns

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Beware of suspicious online reviews of plastic surgery clinics that sound too positive, South Korea’s advertisement watchdog warns. A report published by the Korea Internet Advertising Foundation (KIAF) yesterday revealed nearly one in three positive reviews on the Internet about plastic surgery is thought to be fake, reviews which [...]

South Korean Cosmetics Preferred by Chinese Women, Survey Finds

South Korean Cosmetics Preferred by Chinese Women, Survey Finds

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study on Chinese makeup trends conducted by Kantar TNS Korea revealed that the most popular cosmetic brands among Chinese women were from South Korean companies, topping their European competitors. The new study published yesterday asked around 4,000 Chinese women aged between 20 to 39, who are in the [...]

South Korea’s Cosmetics Exports to Europe Jump Tenfold in 7 Years

South Korea’s Cosmetics Exports to Europe Jump Tenfold in 7 Years

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Exports of South Korean beauty and cosmetics products to Europe have expanded by tenfold over the past seven years, largely driven by surging demand for locally made facial care and makeup items, a report showed Tuesday.  The outbound shipments of Korean beauty products to Europe reached 92.5 million euros [...]

Korean Fashion Showroom to Open in New York Next Year

Korean Fashion Showroom to Open in New York Next Year

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A permanent promotion venue for Korean fashion brands and designers will open in New York in February next year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Monday. The ministry has pushed for the project in response to industry requests for a regular space for promotion and marketing at [...]

In Tough Economic Times, Consumers Turn to Semi-Luxury Goods to Buy Happiness

In Tough Economic Times, Consumers Turn to Semi-Luxury Goods to Buy Happiness

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A growing trend among South Korean consumers of buying semi-luxury goods is sweeping the consumer market amid the country’s prolonged economic downturn. Despite the sluggish economy, Koreans – especially those in their 20s and 30s – are willing to spend 50,000 won ($45) for an afternoon tea at a five-star [...]