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Gov’t Announces New Oversight of Medical Implant Industry

Gov’t Announces New Oversight of Medical Implant Industry

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has announced plans to significantly strengthen the safety management of medical devices that are implanted into human bodies. A new system will be set up to track medical implants from factory release until the surgical implant procedure. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced on Thursday [...]

Gov’t Bans E-cigarette Sales Promotions

Gov’t Bans E-cigarette Sales Promotions

SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Tobacco producers will now be banned from promoting cigarette consumption by offering new products for free trial. A bill containing relevant provisions to amend the National Health Promotion Act was passed by the state council on Tuesday. Current laws prohibit all acts of promoting cigarette sales by tobacco producers, [...]

Regulations Eased to Allow Idle Passenger Planes to Transport Cargo

Regulations Eased to Allow Idle Passenger Planes to Transport Cargo

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Regulations are set to be loosened further to enable airlines to use passenger planes remaining idle due to the coronavirus outbreak to transport cargo more easily. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Thursday that it would ease the fire protection standards for passenger planes to make [...]

New Legislation Obliges Drone Companies to Inform Customers About Flight Restrictions

New Legislation Obliges Drone Companies to Inform Customers About Flight Restrictions

SEJONG, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting from the end of this year, drone companies engaged in drone making, selling or rentals will be obliged to inform customers about no-fly zones and times through their websites. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Wednesday that the amended notice of fair labelling and advertising would take [...]

S. Korea to Further Tighten Property Rules, Expand Regulated Areas to Curb Rising Home Prices

S. Korea to Further Tighten Property Rules, Expand Regulated Areas to Curb Rising Home Prices

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Wednesday that it will further tighten lending rules and designate more areas subject to tighter regulations in an effort to stem a further rise in housing prices. The government rolled out its toughest measures yet to stem rising housing prices in greater Seoul and some unregulated [...]

Tougher Regulations Eyed to Stop S. Korean Boats’ Illegal Fishing Overseas

Tougher Regulations Eyed to Stop S. Korean Boats’ Illegal Fishing Overseas

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Monday it will revamp its regulations to prevent possible illegal fishing activities by South Korean-flagged boats operating overseas, after the country had been on the verge of being labeled as one of the nations engaging in unregulated fishing. Previously, inspections had been carried out for illegal [...]

S. Korea to Block Teenagers from Using Certain Random Chat Apps

S. Korea to Block Teenagers from Using Certain Random Chat Apps

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Random chat applications that don’t identify the user and save chat histories will be banned from being installed on teenagers’ smartphones in South Korea, the government said Wednesday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said it is planning to designate applications that provide free online chat services among [...]

Seoul City Relaxes Regulations as Coronavirus Continues to Spread

Seoul City Relaxes Regulations as Coronavirus Continues to Spread

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has decided to temporarily lift restrictions on the use of disposable plastic and car access to public agencies after the alert level for coronavirus was raised to red last week. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters and other agencies made the decision to [...]