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Export registration becomes faster
Jan 23, 2017
Export registration can now be done online. The Korea Customs Service announced that it introduced on Jan. 16 a new online export registration system where exporters can submit export-related documents online. Thanks to the newly adopted system, they no longer have to visit...


Acting president vows 'seamless' policy coordination wi...
Jan 23, 2017
Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn vowed to push for seamless policy coordination with the newly launched U.S. administration. He held press conference on Jan. 23. (Photo: Yonhap News)Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday vowed to push for sea...


Acting president sends congratulatory message to Trump
Jan 20, 2017
Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Friday sent a congratulatory message to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for his inauguration, highlighting the importance of the Seoul-Washington alliance. Through the message, Hwang said South Korea wishes to bolster the alr...


Korea ranks No. 1 on 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index
Jan 19, 2017
Korea ranks No. 1 on the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index, released on Jan. 17. Korea has defended the No. 1 spot for the fourth year running on the list of fifty most innovative economies compiled by Bloomberg. The 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index, released on Jan. 17, rev...


Tomato manual lifts African aid
Jan 19, 2017
Korea has now shared its agricultural know-how about harvesting tomatoes with 15 African governments. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced on Jan. 18 that it has published “Postharvest Handling of Tomatoes in Africa,” a technical manual that outlines the skill...

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Health ministry launches new hospital accreditation
Jan 18, 2017
The Korea Institute for Healthcare Accreditation uses 129 criteria to evaluate hospitals and medical institutions across the country, and grants its seal of approval to those that meet certain standards.Patients from both home and abroad will now be able to select their Korean ho...


Acting president assures foreign diplomats of policy st...
Jan 18, 2017
SEOUL, Jan. 17 -- South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday reassured foreign diplomats based in Seoul that the country will "unwaveringly and consistently" manage state affairs despite the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over a corrup...


Acting president leads meeting to discuss Korean Penins...
Jan 17, 2017
Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn asks diplomats and security officials to work hard at carrying out the government's foreign affairs and security policies, especially in times such as these when diplomacy and security are of the utmost importance. He presides over the meeting at th...

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Korea, US to cooperate on nuclear fuel
Jan 13, 2017
Korea and the U.S. have agreed to push for a variety of joint projects covering the safe use of nuclear energy. The agreement came during the High-Level Bilateral Commission on Nuclear Energy held on Jan. 9 in Washington between the governments of Seoul and Washington. ...


Gov’t to focus on livelihoods, more jobs, e-gov't servi...
Jan 13, 2017
Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn (left) calls for government ministries to work hard for the stability of people's livelihoods and for public safety, during a government policy briefing at Government Complex-Seoul on Jan. 11. The government will create more than 10,000 jobs in th...