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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in South Korea, Seoul.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Korea;
  2. South Korean Economy;
  3. Main sectors of the South Korean economy:
    1. Shipbuilding;
    2. Semiconductors;
    3. Construction;
    4. Digital electronics;
    5. Cars.
  4. International Trade of Korea;
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  6. Foreign Direct Investment in South Korea;
  7. Doing Business in Seoul;
  8. Case Study: Business Opportunities in the provinces of South Korea;
  9. Lee Kun-hee - President of Samsung Electronics;
  10. Case Study: South Korean Companies;
    1. Hynix;
    2. Daehwa;
    3. Samyang;
    4. Daedeok;
    5. Samik;
    6. Valeo Pyeong Hwa;
    7. GM Daewoo.
  11. Access to the South Korean Market;
  12. Business Plan for South Korea.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Korea” are the following:

  1. To analyze the South Korean Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in South Korea;
  3. To explore the South Korean trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the South Korean Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of South Korean businesspeople and companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the South Korean Market.

Global Trade and Business in South Korea
Lee Kun-hee, South Korean Businessman, Won Buddhist (South Korea, Master)

Asia Online Masters, Doctorate (Global Business, Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in South Korea” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate: World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Course: Taoism, Confucianism & Business.

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Corea Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Coree.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in South Korea”: 2 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: two weeks.

Masters and Doctorate in Global Business adapted to the Korea, Masters, Doctorate, Courses, International Business, Foreign Trade Korean Students.

International Trade and Business in South Korea.

The Republic of Korea: The thirteenth largest economy in the World (by gross domestic product).

Global Transport and Logistics. Online Education (Course, Doctorate, Master)

Transport and Logistics in South Korea
  1. Port of Busan;
  2. Access to the:
    1. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, North Korea);
    2. Pan-European Corridor II.

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

South Korean Free Trade Agreements.

  1. South Korea and the Buddhist Economic Area;
  2. APEC;
  3. APTA;
  4. Peru-South Korea FTA;
  5. Singapore-Korea FTA;
  6. ASEAN-South Korea Free-Trade Area;
  7. South Korea-Australia FTA;
  8. South Korea-Vietnam FTA;
  9. South Korea-New Zealand FTA;
  10. Canada-South Korea FTA;
  11. South Korea-Chile FTA;
  12. U.S.-South Korea FTA;
  13. Regional Comprehensive Economic Association;
  14. Global System of Trade Preferences;
  15. Trade Negotiations Among Developing Countries;
  16. South Korea-India Economic Partnership Agreement;
  17. EU-South Korea FTA;
  18. Trade Agreements with the EFTA, Colombia, China, Central America, UK, Turkey, and SACU;
  19. FTAs under negotiation: Mexico, GCC, Colombia;
  20. IORA (dialogue partner);
  21. ALADI (observer);
  22. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Observer);
  23. Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - Candidate Country.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC. Trade and Investment liberalization. Bogor Goals

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO
    1. GATS;
    2. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary Measures;
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
    5. Agreement on Safeguards;
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention.
  3. IRU
    1. TIR Convention;
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport.
  4. BIC;
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  6. IMO 
    1. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member;
    2. Istanbul Convention - not a member.
  7. OSJD;
  8. ICS.

Foreign Trade Facilitation. TFA Agreement. Customs. Payments. Global Supply Chain

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Asian Economic Institutions

  1. ESCAP;
  2. Asian Development Bank;
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue;
  4. Colombo Plan;
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue;
  6. Boao Forum for Asia.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

  1. PEEC;
  2. OECD
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures.
  3. FEALAC;
  4. Asia-Europe Meeting;
  5. African Development Bank;
  6. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. UNCITRAL;
    4. WIPO.
  7. WB;
  8. WTO;
  9. IMF;

South Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Conference (KOAFEC)

The Republic of Korea

  1. South Korean population: 49 million people;
  2. Language of South Korea: Korean.
    1. There are about 75 million people in the World who speak Korean;
    2. Korean is the 13th most spoken language in the World.
  3. Borders of South Korea: Japan, China, Russia, and North Korea;
  4. South Korean Capital: Seoul;
  5. South Korean Area: 100,210 km²;
  6. South Korea is a Presidential Republic;
  7. Independence from Japan: 1945;
  8. Currency of South Korea: Won;
  9. Abolition of Slavery in Korea: 1894.

Religion in South Korea.

  1. From the religious point of view, South Korea is more a “Western” than an Asian Country;
  2. About 50% of the Koreans have no religious preference;
  3. 30% are Christian (18.3% Protestant and 10.9% Catholic);
  4. 23% are Buddhists (10 million);
  5. Other minority religions are Islam, Chondogyo (mixture of Buddhism and Christianity), Taoism, and Confucianism.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

South Korea belongs to the Buddhist Civilization / Sinic Civilization

Buddhism and Global Business. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

South Korean Economy.

The Republic of Korea (Asia) successfully transformed itself from a war-torn nation to the thirteenth largest economy in the World, backed by its leading industries and Foreign Trade.

South Korea is the fourth largest economy in Asia.

  1. The Republic of Korea has shown excellence in several sectors: shipbuilding, semiconductors, construction, digital electronics, and cars;
  2. The nuilders of South Korea also shine in the international scenario, especially in the construction market in Asia and the Middle East;
  3. Fourteen firms of South Korea are in the Fortune Magazine's Global 500: Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung, Kookmin Bank LG, Hyundai-Kia Motors, SK, Samsung Life Insurance, Hanwha, POSCO, Korea Electric Power Corporation, KT, SK Networks and S-Oil;
  4. The Joint Ventures between Samsung and SONY and LG and Philips are two excellent examples of a productive industrial partnerships in the LCD sector, while the takeover of Daewoo Motors by GM and that of Samsung Motors by Renault stand for success in the automotive industry;
  5. South Korea produces over 3.8 million vehicles every year, led by the five car makers of South Korea: Hyundai Motor, GM Daewoo, Renault Samsung Motors, Ssangyong Motor, and Kia Motors;
  6. South Korea is home to seven of the top ten shipbuilders in the World, including Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., STX Shipbuilding and Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction;
  7. The Republic of Korea (ROK) has built its position as a powerhouse regarding the information technology (IT), backed by its large IT-related production and international trade, world-leading technology development;
  8. Samsung Electronics is the largest computer memory chipmaker in the World, and Hynix Semiconductor is No.1 DRAM and No.3 NAND Flash Memory Producer in the World;
  9. From air conditioners, microwaves, and computers to liquid crystal display screens, companies in South Korea have captured customers' hearts worldwide with better prices and advanced technology.

Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, is the economic, financial, and business centre.

  1. The gross domestic product of Seoul: 193.7 billion dollars;
  2. If the metropolitan areas of the city are included, Seoul represents 47.7% of the Korean GDP.

Singapore-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

International Trade of Korea.

  1. South Korea is the eleventh largest global trader in the World with imports and exports accounting for 90% of the gross domestic product of South Korea;
  2. The Republic of Korea ranked tenth in the World regarding the global export market share based on the cumulative export;
  3. South Korea export and import from 220 countries worldwide with the People's Republic of China, Japan, and the U.S. as its largest trade partners;
  4. The main South Korean export markets are the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the ASEAN, Japan, China, Singapore, India, Australia, the EU, the UK, France, Germany, Russia, and Saudi Arabia;
  5. The Port of Busan is the fifth-largest container port in the World, having handled a throughput of 13,450,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit).

South Korea-Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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