Outcome of 232nd consultative meeting on promotion of inter-Korean...
The Government began the 232nd consultative meeting on promotion of inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation, which was chaired by the Minister of Unification on Tuesday, June 1. The council deliberated through letters over the revision of the notice which stipulates items allowed to be imported and exported to North Korea and approval procedures. The revision was put to a vote on June 11.
One of the measures the Government announced on May 24 in response to the sinking of the South Korean corvette Cheonan was to stop all trades with North Korea. To implement the measure effectively, a notice under the Act on Inter-Korean Economic Exchanges and Cooperation was changed.
According to the revised notice, all items going in and out of North Korea should get approval from the Minister of Unification by principle.
Blanket approval would be given to goods and materials used for production and business activities at the Gaeseong Industrial Complex. That would be made public in a separate notification.
Equipment for construction to upgrade the inter-Korean military hot line was provided to North Korea in rent on October 29, 2009. To minimize budget loss caused by delays in collecting the equipment, the Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation Fund would finance the purchase of it.
Copyright ⓒ BCS.COM All rights
Tel : 02-6258-7870~3 / FAX : 02-6258-7877e-Mail : email@example.com
3Fl., Jiseung Bldg., 419-6 Dogok-Dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-854, Korea