China, South Korea Conclude FTA as Regional Deals Stall

South Korean farmers hold signs reading “Block, the FTA between South Korea and China” during a rally opposing a free trade agreement with China in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 20, 2014 (AP photo by Lee Jin-man).
South Korean farmers hold signs reading “Block, the FTA between South Korea and China” during a rally opposing a free trade agreement with China in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 20, 2014 (AP photo by Lee Jin-man).
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Earlier this month, China and South Korea reached a free trade agreement (FTA). In an email interview, Tony Nash, global vice president of Delta Economics, discussed the implications of the China-South Korea FTA. WPR: How comprehensive is the FTA with China compared to other high-profile FTAs South Korea has signed recently, and what explains any differences? Tony Nash: China and South Korea have studied and discussed this agreement for over a decade. The concept of the FTA is quite comprehensive, with more than 90 percent of goods covered as well as interesting modalities around online purchases and government procurement, which […]

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