In September, ECCK White Paper 2022 was published and ECCK has been holding meetings with the Korean authorities to brief some of the industry-related issues and recommendations included in this year’s White Paper followed by the Press Conference, where ECCK shared the key messages with the public and ECCK members. To further this effort, this time the ECCK flied to Europe from October 10 to October 14 to brief the European stakeholders about the business environment in Korea. The ECCK’s delegation to Europe consisted of Chairperson Dirk Lukat, Trustee of the Board Johan Vandromme, President Christoph Heider as well as Committee Heads from the ECCK Secretariat. First, on October 10, the delegation went to Geneva to meet up with representatives from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD) before having an intensive work meeting with Henri Gétaz, Secretary-General of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). On October 10, Meeting with Dana Bajjali, Media and External Relations Officer at World Trade Organization On October 10, Meeting with Jan Hoffmann, Head of Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics at the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development On October 10, Meeting with EFTA Secretary General Henri Gétaz and his team Then, from October 11 to 13, the ECCK delegation traveled to Brussels and primarily had meetings with the European Commission including with Michael Hager, Head of Cabinet of Executive Vice President and Commissioner for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis but also with business interest groups. On October 11, Meeting with Harvey Rouse, Head of Unit International Relations at DG MOVE (Mobility & Transport) On October 11, Meeting with Michael Hager, Head of Cabinet of Executive Vice President and Commissioner for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis at DG Trade On October 12, Meeting with Sigrid De Vries, Director General at the ACEA and her team On October 12, Meeting with Tsai-wei Chao-Muller, Director for Digital Trade Policy & International Affairs at DigitalEurope On October 13, Meeting with European Services Forum Last but not least, on October 14, in London, the delegation met with the Department of International Trade to exchange views about the amendment of the UK-KOR Free Trade Agreement. On October 14, Meeting with James Kelly, Senior Trade Policy Adviser at Department for International Trade (DIT) We belive the discussions the ECCK had with the officials have increased their interest in Korea and look forward to enhanced cooperation going forward!