Cambodia, RoK hold second round of FTA talks
ChandraGarran04 2-09-2020, 23:19

Cambodia, RoK hold second round of FTA talks

Illustrative image (Photo: Yonhap News)

According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the RoK, the four-day virtual meeting aims to set more details on the envisioned FTA.

The two sides will also exchange opinions on setting the scope of products, as well as other measures to enhance their bilateral economic ties.

The two countries held the first round of negotiations in late July. The session came more than a year after Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen proposed a bilateral free trade pact during his meeting with RoK President Moon Jae-in in Phnom Penh in March 2019.

According to the Korean International Trade Association (KITA), the trade volume between the two countries reached an all-time high of 1 billion USD in 2019 up 6 percent against the previous year, of which 697 million USD was from the RoK’s shipments to the Southeast Asian nation.

When the pact is signed, Cambodia will be added to the RoK’s list of FTA partners in Southeast Asia, which currently covers Vietnam and Singapore./.

CPV (Source: VNA)