Asia-Pacific

Oct 25, 2013

‘Comfort level’ rises: Korean trade deal almost done

A free trade agreement with South Korea is close, Crikey's editor reports from Seoul. But there are still economic -- and historic -- sticking points to resolve.

Jason Whittaker — Former <em>Crikey</em> editor and publisher

Jason Whittaker

Former Crikey editor and publisher

South Korea

Australia could finalise a free-trade agreement with South Korea within months, with a Korean government official telling Crikey a deal is expected before the G20 meeting next year.

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2 thoughts on “‘Comfort level’ rises: Korean trade deal almost done

  1. Terry of Tuggeranong

    “An FTA with South Korea — — would be an early win for Prime Minister Tony Abbott” What nonsense Jason – it would be an early win for the previous government, or do you believe that these deals can be done in a month?

  2. condel

    Without saying anything good or bad, I ask you to search the US-AFTA.

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