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Customs Agency Mulls Strengthening Tax Obligation for Overseas Direct Purchase Agents

Customs Agency Mulls Strengthening Tax Obligation for Overseas Direct Purchase Agents

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean customs agency reviewing the idea of strengthening the tax obligation for the nation’s overseas direct purchase agents. The Korea Customs Service said Monday that it has outsourced a study on the direction of customs administration in response to changes in the e-commerce environment. In the request for [...]

Negative Impacts of Natural Disasters Worse Among Low-income Tier: Study

Negative Impacts of Natural Disasters Worse Among Low-income Tier: Study

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The recent torrential rain that hit South Korea’s central region was responsible for the deaths of several people among society’s more vulnerable groups, and the socially vulnerable bear larger and more extensive mental damage, a study showed Sunday. Lee Yoo-bin from the Seoul National University Graduate School of Public [...]

Manhole Deaths Prompt Seoul to Trial Safety Nets, Other Protective Devices

Manhole Deaths Prompt Seoul to Trial Safety Nets, Other Protective Devices

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced plans to install safety nets and other screening devices in manholes as part of efforts to prevent people from falling or getting sucked through the openings during flooding. The initiative comes after a number of people fell into open manholes during last week’s [...]

Jeju Autonomous Police to Help Secure Golden Hour for Ambulances

Jeju Autonomous Police to Help Secure Golden Hour for Ambulances

JEJU, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The autonomous police forces on South Korea’s largest island of Jeju announced that it has formed a cooperative system the with Jeju Fire Safety Headquarters to secure the golden hour for ambulances transporting emergency patients, including those suffering from cardiac arrest or serious injuries. The cooperative system will start [...]

Live Commerce Market Grows, but There Are Complaints over Frequent Buffering

Live Commerce Market Grows, but There Are Complaints over Frequent Buffering

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean consumers are generally satisfied with live commerce, or TV home shopping-style mobile shopping, but the biggest cause of complaints lies in frequent buffering, a poll showed Sunday. According to a survey conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency of 1,500 adult consumers who had purchased products through five [...]