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Transportation Ministry Rules Car Sharing App “ChaCha” Illegal

Transportation Ministry Rules Car Sharing App “ChaCha” Illegal

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government has found that “ChaCha,” an app-based car sharing service similar to that offered by Uber around the globe, is operating illegally. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) said that after numerous complaints from members of the public regarding the legitimacy of ChaCha’s services, [...]

Nearly 90 Percent of all Counterfeit Goods “Made in China”

Nearly 90 Percent of all Counterfeit Goods “Made in China”

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A report released by the Korea Customs Service on September 4 revealed that 8,607 of 9,853 counterfeit goods seized were made in China. The yearly report on the black market for counterfeit goods stated that the total number of counterfeit goods seized by the agency declined by 3 percent [...]

Korea Reinforces Crackdown on Directly Imported Products

Korea Reinforces Crackdown on Directly Imported Products

SEJONG, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Customs Service (KCS) is reinforcing its crackdown on directly imported goods, with unsanitary food as its main target. The practice of purchasing foreign products (also known as overseas direct purchasing) through e-commerce websites such as Amazon has become commonplace among Koreans over the past few years. The KCS [...]

That CCTV Will Tell You Off: Don’t Throw Your Garbage Here!

That CCTV Will Tell You Off: Don’t Throw Your Garbage Here!

SEOUL, Korea, August 06 (Korea Bizwire) – When talking CCTV cameras were first introduced in London boroughs in 2008, controversies arose about Big Brother watching and scolding you. However, citizens residing in bleak districts were not necessarily uncomfortable with the idea of talking cameras. They were rather happy of the upside factor of talking cameras, [...]