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S. Korean Alloy Maker Quits U.S. Market After Heavy Anti-dumping Duty

S. Korean Alloy Maker Quits U.S. Market After Heavy Anti-dumping Duty

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A mid-size South Korean alloy maker has decided to withdraw from the U.S. market after being slapped with prohibitively heavy anti-dumping duty over its exports to the U.S., the trade ministry said Sunday. The U.S. Department of Commerce has recently sealed its decision to levy a 54.69 percent anti-dumping [...]

Nearly 2 Mln Overseas Koreans Eligible to Vote in Presidential Election

Nearly 2 Mln Overseas Koreans Eligible to Vote in Presidential Election

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 2 million overseas South Koreans will be allowed to vote in the country’s upcoming presidential election, the election watchdog said Friday. According to the National Election Commission (NEC), there were about 1.98 million overseas South Koreans eligible to vote in the May 9 presidential election. The number will [...]

Gov’t to Spend 30 Bln Won to Support Content Industry

Gov’t to Spend 30 Bln Won to Support Content Industry

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government plans tospend 30 billion won (US$26.8 million) to promote content makers this year, the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) said Thursday. The budget will be spent on content creators in six categories — animation, cartoon, character, story, music and fashion, said the agency under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. By category, the biggest chunk is reserved for [...]

Government Calls for Visa-Free Travel for Southeast Asian Citizens

Government Calls for Visa-Free Travel for Southeast Asian Citizens

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Southeast Asian tourists might soon be able to visit South Korea without the hassle of obtaining a visa, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) said at a finance ministers’ meeting yesterday. The ministry’s move is said to be part of a series of measures to revamp tourism in [...]

South Korea Bans Brazilian Chicken Over Rotten Meat Scandal

South Korea Bans Brazilian Chicken Over Rotten Meat Scandal

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Brazilian chicken has been taken off the shelves of three major supermarket chains in South Korea after controversy broke out surrounding rotten chicken meat imported from Brazil’s BRF, the world’s largest poultry exporter. Brazilian chicken accounts for 83 per cent of all imported poultry products in South Korea, with [...]

Animal Abusers to Face Severe Punishment

Animal Abusers to Face Severe Punishment

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Repeated animal abuse and the sale of stray dogs will be dealt with severely, the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFRA) proclaimed today. The ministry has called for reforms to the current Animal Protection Law which will tackle head on the problems of animal cruelty and so [...]

Seoul Expanding Bike Share System With 15,000 More Bikes

Seoul Expanding Bike Share System With 15,000 More Bikes

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – As Seoul’s bike hire scheme has proven popular since its advent back in 2015, the Seoul city government is expanding its bike rental service with plans to operate a total of 20,000 bikes throughout the city by the end of this year. Seoul Bike, which was introduced in October 2015, [...]

THAAD Deployment: South Korean Government Faces Criticism as Businesses Suffer

THAAD Deployment: South Korean Government Faces Criticism as Businesses Suffer

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Acting President Hwang Gyo-Ahn’s leadership is being questioned as public criticism grows over the government’s passive attitude towards China’s THAAD retaliation. Critics in South Korea are voicing concern over the apparent lack of countermeasures and complaints from government officials in the face of a series of retaliatory acts from Beijing, [...]

France Will Continue Collaboration With S. Korea’s Next Government: Minister

France Will Continue Collaboration With S. Korea’s Next Government: Minister

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The French minister for government reform said Monday his nation will maintain its cooperative relationship with South Korea regardless of the result of the upcoming presidential election here. “France wants the best possible relationship with South Korea … the subjects for desired bilateral cooperation include every issue ranging from tourism, [...]

After More Than 20 Years, Public Litter Bins Return to Seoul

After More Than 20 Years, Public Litter Bins Return to Seoul

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government is finally installing an extra 260 public litter bins after years of complaints from residents that there was hardly anywhere to dispose of waste in public areas around the city. Seoul’s move to keep the streets clean is part of a recent initiative to increase [...]