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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UK-Korea FTA Review - Research into Korea's Positions

Publication Platform
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Publication Date
05 September 2022

Deadline
9:00am, 20 September 2022

Tender ID
BESeoul_FTAReview_001

Description
The UK-Korea Continuity FTA came into force on 1 January 2021. As part of the continuity agreement, the parties agreed to 'commence negotiations, to build on the existing terms of this agreement and seek further liberalisation' within two years. As a result, the UK and Korea are due to commence renegotiation of the FTA throughout 2023. In order to inform the renegotiation of the UK-Korea FTA, we would like to commission research exploring Korean interests on key policy areas. In particular, those where we expect Korean offensive asks or strong resistance to UK positions. The project should identify Korean interests, key drivers behind their positions, relevant Korean stakeholders, and potential levers of influence to inform the UK.