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S. Korea to Strengthen Regulations for Better Animal Welfare

S. Korea to Strengthen Regulations for Better Animal Welfare

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it plans to adopt tougher regulations to prevent animal cruelty and to provide animals with a better living environment as part of efforts to improve animal welfare in the country. The set of strenghtened policies, which runs through 2024, will focus on enhancing the public’s [...]

S. Korea to Streamline Drone-related Rules to Bolster Economy, Create Jobs

S. Korea to Streamline Drone-related Rules to Bolster Economy, Create Jobs

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday that it will streamline regulations on drones in the latest move to boost the fledgling industry and create more jobs. The road map calls for 35 revisions to existing rules and the modifying of guidelines to stimulate growth in the drone industry while enhancing public [...]

S. Korean Franchises Subject to Stricter Restrictions than U.S.

S. Korean Franchises Subject to Stricter Restrictions than U.S.

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that South Korea imposes harsher regulations on franchise owners than the United States. The Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI) said that South Korea has more than twice as many regulations on franchises than in the United States. South Korean regulations tended to focus on [...]

Convenience Store Operators Agree to Avoid Excessive Competition

Convenience Store Operators Agree to Avoid Excessive Competition

SEJONG, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean convenience store operators agreed Tuesday not to engage in cut-throat competition in the latest move to better protect struggling franchisees. A key centerpiece of the voluntary deal calls for CU, GS25 and Seven-Eleven and three other convenience store brands to decide “carefully” over whether to open a [...]

Gov’t to Revise Laws, Regulations to Embrace Self-driving Cars

Gov’t to Revise Laws, Regulations to Embrace Self-driving Cars

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The government will revise laws and regulations in a way that facilitates the use of self-driving cars, such as changing the definition of drivers, officials said Thursday. The move is part of efforts to preemptively remove regulations that could impede the development and commercialization of self-driving cars, considered one [...]

Pet Owners Say Muzzles Are Not the Answer for People, Animal Coexistence

Pet Owners Say Muzzles Are Not the Answer for People, Animal Coexistence

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Kim Min-ji, a 28-year-old living in northern Seoul, said she has recently become more conscious of pedestrians when walking her Pomeranian at nearby parks, after a French bulldog owned by a popular singer bit a neighbor who later died from complications in October. Jeon Ga-yong, a 34-year-old resident of [...]

Controversy Erupts as Government Regulates Discounts on Imported Beer

Controversy Erupts as Government Regulates Discounts on Imported Beer

SEOUL, Nov.20 (Korea Bizwire) – After rumors that the government will be regulating discounts on imported beer, consumers are expressing strong feelings of dissatisfaction. The government responded by saying that ‘nothing is sure at the moment’ in an effort to minimize consumer anger. The controversy started when a media source reported that “the Ministry of [...]