KIEP Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 18

KIEP Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 18 | September 15, 2017 | Print

KIEP Surmounting Global Challenges, Creative Response! Korea Institute for International Policy (ISSN: 2288-0348)


The 3rd KU-KIEP-SBS EU Centre Research Paper Competition on EU Studies: Award-Winning Papers KIEP / Series

The KU-KIEP-SBS EU Centre, an education & research consortium sponsored by the European Commission, was established on May 2014 by three parteners: Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Korea University, and Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), The KU-KIEP-SBS EU Centre is dedicated to make contribution to enhancing interest in Europe and to expanding research base in EU area studies. Therefore, the KU-KIEP-SBS EU Centre hosted "The 3rd KU-KIEP-SBS EU Centre Research Paper Competition on EU Studies" and this book includes two best papers from the competitions. The KU-KIEP-SBS EU Centre will contribute to analyzing issues on European integration, the economic and political dynamics in EU and promoting cooperation between Korea and EU through this research competition.

The EU's FTA Strategies in its New Trade Policy Initiatives and Policy Implications KIM Heungchong, LEE Cheol-Won, LEE Hyun Jean, YANG Hyoeun and KANG Yoo-Duk /
World Economy Brief 17-19

Beginning with the Global Europe Initiative in 2006, the EU has conducted active trade policy measures to contribute to economic growth, job creation and social cohesion in the European community. Comprehensive and high-leveled bilateral FTA initiatives, among others, have rapidly emerged as a major tool of the new trade policy to achieve such goals. More than a decade has passed since the Global Europe Initiative was declared. In the meantime, the EU successfully established several new generational FTAs with the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Vietnam and others, despite harsh economic turmoil led by global and European financial crises, the Greek crisis, Brexit, etc. This paper aims to illuminate how the goals of the new trade policy have been achieved through the EU's FTA strategies over the years since the Global Europe Initiative. To do this, we focus on three topics: EU standards, the evaluation process of market openness and the global value chain (GVC). In other words, we will evaluate how much the EU's FTA strategies have contributed to achieving globalization of EU standards, job creation through careful evaluation processes, and economic growth of the community by utilizing GVCs.

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