KIEP Newsletter Vol. 8 No. 7
KIEP Newsletter Vol. 8 No. 7 | April 3, 2020 | Print
North Korea’s Trade System and Implications for Inter-Korean CEPA
Jang Ho Choi, Yoojeong Choi / World Economy Brief 20-06
This study examines changes in trade-related legal systems in North Korea and ac-tual trade transactions, and analyzes them in accordance with international standards (the WTO regulatory framework). Through this process, we will draw up measures to im-prove North Korea's trade system to open up the external economy as well as signing of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Ar-rangement (CEPA). The results of this study will contribute to understanding the main characteristics of trade-related laws and sys-tems within North Korea and suggest promis-ing directions for their improvement.
ASEAN Outlook on the Indo- Pacific (AOIP) and Korea’s New Southern Policy
As US-China rivalry intensifies, small and middle-sized states are under increasing pressure to maintain their strategic autonomy. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is no exception. In an effort to defuse tensions surrounding the region, ASEAN leaders adopted the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) during the 34th ASEAN summit last year. The AOIP came out of the need to reaffirm ASEAN’s centrality in addressing the evolving Indo-Pacific construct and mitigate great-power frictions in the region. This manuscript discusses key takeaways from the AOIP and its implications for Korea’s New Southern Policy.
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