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May 2018

ECCK meets with Sang-Min Lee, a Member of the National Assembly
ECCK – KATS Round Table Meeting on Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act
Round table with MFDS Cosmetics Policy Division
ECCK HR Seminar on Millennial Engagement
2018 Busan Global Gathering
ECCK delivers donations to Global Youth Fair
ECCK to serve another term in EU Domestic Advisory Group
New Chairpeople for ECCK Compliance Forum
First ECCK Quarterly Report published
ECCK Membership Directory 2018: Now Available!
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ECCK meets with Sang-Min Lee, a Member of the National Assembly

On May 24, ECCK President Christoph Heider had a meeting with Mr. Sang-Min Lee, a fourth-term member of the National Assembly of Republic of Korea from the ruling Minjoo Party. During the meeting, Mr. Lee stressed the significance of the strategic relationship of mutual benefit between Korea and Europe, particularly in the field of science and technology. Also, Mr. Lee expressed the determination to work as a bridge among Korean legislators, government officials, industry people, and European businesses to pursue stronger cooperation between the two sides.
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ECCK – KATS Round Table Meeting on Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act

On May 30, the ECCK Kitchen & Home Appliances Committee organized a round table meeting with Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) Electrical & Telecommunications Product Safety Division at Seoul Square building. It was a follow-up meeting subsequent to the previous discussion held on April 16 regarding the legislation on Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act.

In order to share expert views in terms of technical interpretations, the day’s meeting was attended by three main testing & certification institutions in Korea namely Korea Testing Laboratory, Korea Testing & Research Institute, and Korea Testing Certification, which all are affiliated organizations of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) as well. In the course of the meeting, the KATS shared the revised draft which reflected opinions from the members of the ECCK Kitchen & Home Appliances Committee. The final version will be announced to the public by KATS in early June and implementation of the revised legislation will become effective from July 1, 2018.
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Round table with MFDS Cosmetics Policy Division

On April 27, ECCK Cosmetics Committee organized a round table meeting with Cosmetics Policy Division of Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), the key office responsible for handling cosmetics policies in Korea. Director Sung Jin Kim and Associate Director Ji Won Lee of the MFDS Cosmetics Policy Division along with 20 members of the ECCK Cosmetics Committee participated in the meeting. During the round table, Director Kim shared updates of the cosmetics regulatory plans in 2018 and discussed about current industry issues, including customized cosmetics, natural/organic cosmetics certification, solid soap, child-use cosmetics, and import process, with the attendees. Also, Director Kim, who was appointed to his position last February, promised to actively communicate and organize regular meetings with the ECCK Cosmetics Committee in the future.
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ECCK HR Seminar on Millennial Engagement

On May 16, the ECCK joined forces with RDI to organize a HR seminar titled ‘Communicating & Building better engagement with millennials’ at the Seoul Square building. Attended by executives and HR specialists from the ECCK member companies, the seminar was led by a speaker, Mr Eric Wan (Chief HR Officer at RDI). During the seminar, Mr Wan touched upon topics including organization’s internal communication strategies and key learnings on millennials’ expectations at their workplace. Followed by was a Q&A session in which the participants got to share their own experiences pertaining to the day’s topics.
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2018 Busan Global Gathering

The ECCK participated in the 13th Global Gathering held by Busan Metropolitan Government at Haeundae APEC Naru Park on Sunday, May 20. Around 100 promotional booths were installed for the day, representing 41 nations from all around the world. As a representative of the European business community in Korea, ECCK operated a promotional booth and distributed the Chamber’s publications and brochures to introduce ECCK’s missions and services to the event attendees.

Furthermore, ECCK conducted IPR campaign again this year to raise public awareness on the value of intellectual property and preventive actions to fight counterfeiting. By displaying various fake products and explaining its negative consequences, the visitors were able to learn how counterfeit can negatively impact all layers of the society. Also, the Chamber conducted its annual survey to measure consumers’ perception of counterfeit products with more than 400 responses this year. The summary report will be published on the Chamber’s website shortly.
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ECCK delivers donations to Global Youth Fair

ECCK delivered donations collected during the All European Network Night on May 10 to Global Youth Fair (GYF), a global cultural organization established for youth in Korea. Founded in 2015, the GYF is a group consisting of professionals from various industries, provides educational events and international exchange programs for children in Korea. We would like to thank our members and partners for their contribution and support!
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ECCK to serve another term in EU Domestic Advisory Group

On April 30, the mandate of ECCK, member of the EU Domestic Advisory Group for Korea since 2016, has been renewed by the European Commission. The Chamber will serve for another two and a half-year.

The EU DAG for Korea makes recommendations and advises on any issue related to the implementation and promotion of the trade and sustainable development chapter of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA), at the request of the EU-Korea Civil Society Forum, the Committee on Trade and Sustainable Development, the Panel of Experts, the European Commission, or on the DAG’s own initiative.
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New Chairpeople for ECCK Compliance Forum

ECCK is pleased to announce the appointment of new Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Chamber’s Compliance Forum. Mr. Chanwoo Sung, Legal Director at Diageo Korea Co., Ltd., has been elected as the new Chairperson, and Mr. Stephano Kim, Head of Legal & Compliance at Philips Korea, has been elected as the new Vice-Chairperson of the Compliance Forum. The appointed Chairpeople will serve for a period of two years.

First ECCK Quarterly Report published

It is with great pleasure that ECCK hereby shares with you our very first Quarterly Report. Its purpose is to provide a succinct overview of the most pertinent developments for European industry in Korea, which is why we have limited ourselves to a few pages, ensuring the report’s readability.

Further editions of the quarterly report are scheduled for publication each second working week of a new quarter. The second edition will also include data related to trade between Korea and EFTA countries. In order to assure the highest relevance of its contents, we warmly invite you all to provide us with your feedback.

Click here to find the ECCK Quarterly Report (Vol. 1)
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ECCK Membership Directory 2018: Now Available!

The ECCK is pleased to announce that the ECCK Membership Directory 2018 has been published! The Directory lists all our member companies and associations and presents each member on a full page with respective introduction and contact information. Besides being distributed to our members and partners, the Directory is also available for sale. If you’re interested, please contact Ms Eunji Kim (eunji.kim@ecck.eu / +82.2.6261.2714).

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[KOTRA] Get to Know KOREA 2018: Experience the DMZ

You are cordially invited to Get to Know Korea 2018: Experience the DMZ, an event held by Invest KOREA in which members of Korea’s foreign business community and their families can indulge in the rich history and culture of Korea.
  • When: June 16, 2018 (Saturday), 08:30-16:00
  • Where: DMZ – Dora Observatory, Third Underground Tunnel, Imjingak (Bridge of Freedom)
  • Who: Foreign investors and their families, foreign members of the diplomatic corps, members of the foreign press and their families
* Registration closes on June 1, 2018. Space is limited and early registration is highly encouraged. click here to download the application form
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[Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Korea] Hiring: Head of Finance and Administration

  • Department: Finance and Administration Unit
  • Job Position: Head of Finance and Administration
Application deadline is June 22, 2018. Please click here for more details.
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[ChosunBiz] Future Energy Forum 2018

  • Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Venue: Grand Ball Room, Plaza Hotel Seoul
  • Participants: Approx. 400 attendees including government officials, energy industry experts
  • Registration: energy.chosunbiz.com
To learn more, please click here to view the event program.
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[ACRC] Handbook of Improper Solicitation and Graft Act

Korea’s Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) published the English version of Handbook of Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, in response to the suggestion raised during the ACRC Round Table meeting with Foreign Businesses held in April.

To download the handbook, please click on the following link: [ACRC] Handbook of Improper Solicitation and Graft Act

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