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New Zealand and South Korea conclude free trade agreement after tough negotiations

KEY AT G20  New Zealand and South Korea have concluded a free-trade agreement that’s expected to cut into export tariffs in the nation’s sixth-largest export market that currently run to about $230 million a year.  The deal, which was announced on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, will initially eliminate tariffs on 48 percent of current New Zealand exports, with …

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NZ, South Korea free-trade agreement looks imminent

A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea appears close to being inked following talks in Seoul last week. Officials concluded the ninth round of talks on Friday. Comments by both New Zealand and Korean diplomatic sources suggest the deal is imminent, with people close to the talks saying there were no “thorny issues” outstanding, with both sides in “substantial agreement”. …

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Gangnam Style only the beginning, says Victoria researcher

Hit single?Gangnam Style?by South Korean rapper Psy?the most viewed clip in YouTube?s history?may mark the start of a global shift in which the Asia/Pacific region?s cultural influence catches up to its economic and political importance, says researcher Dr Stephen Epstein. Epstein, Programme Director of Asian Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington, is researching …

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Auckland Mayor Len Brown – “Korean trade mission is yielding results”

Auckland Mayor Len Brown says Korea is a major opportunity for export-focused Auckland businesses and wants Auckland to look to Korea as an example of successful strategic economic development. Len Brown is leading 17 Auckland businesses on a trade mission to Korea and Taiwan. In Korea, the delegation visited Auckland’s partner cities of Busan and Pohang, and the economic powerhouse, …

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