Asia Institute Tasmania

Public Lecture | Korea and Australia - The Opportunities from the Korean Australian Free Trade Agreement and the security position in the Korean Peninsula

Summary

His Excellency Ambassador Bong-hyun Kim, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of South Korea

Start Date

25th Feb 2016 12:00pm

End Date

26th Feb 2016 1:00pm

The special relationship of our two countries has seen trade lift in 2012 to over $32 billion USD annually against a backdrop of trusted commercial dealings and the sharing of a close friendship and a shared culture. The new trade agreement will benefit greatly free trade in products for which Tasmania can be proud and professional services which are amongst the nation's finest, including educational exchange.  The new trade agreement opens up Korea for new significantly more trade with guaranteed access and a tariff regime which will progressively benefit exporters in both directions.  All this at a time when security tensions are a matter of global concern.

This address coming at a pivotally important time and for this reason alone is an event not to be missed.


Speaker South Korea

 His Excellency Ambassador Bong-hyun Kim, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of South Korea to Australia  (Republic of Korea)

South Korea Lecture Group Phot 

(L to R) Mr Damon Thomas (Hon. Consul, Republic of Korea), Prof Gary O'Donovan, PVC Global Engagement, Amb. Kim Bong-Hyun (Republic of Korea), Prof James Chin, Director, AIT)