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USTR to Analyse Performance of U.S. FTAs, Will Seek Revisions to Deal with South Korea

21 July 2017

USTR and the U.S. Department of Commerce are seeking input by 31 July that will be considered as part of the comprehensive performance reviews they are conducting of U.S. trade agreements....Read More


Global Brands Battle to Carve Up Robust Vietnamese Cosmetics Market

1 June 2017

Home to increasingly affluent young consumers, who have yet to develop true brand loyalties or prejudices, it is perhaps unsurprising that Vietnam should have emerged as a keen battleground for the wo...Read More


Surging Vietnam Baby Market Excites Exporters Across Southeast Asia

23 May 2017

With rising birth rates and growing affluence, the Vietnamese maternity and baby market is expected to be worth US$5 billion within the foreseeable future, developments that have proved to be an irres...Read More


Republic of Korea: Market Profile

27 March 2017

Korea’s real GDP grew 2.7% in 2016, slightly edging up from 2.6% in 2015. The Korean economy is expected to expand by 2.5% in 2017 amid slower growth in private consumption....Read More


TV Remains Dominant Platform for Multi-sourced Content Across Asia

2 Feb 2017

Despite the challenge of enhanced internet access throughout most of Asia, television has retained a pivotal role, although ever more frequently it is being called upon to host content sourced through...Read More


VOD Services and Concerns Over Chinese Influence Stalk US Film Expo

12 Dec 2016

With video on-demand services seen as both a threat and an opportunity by the independent movie sector, this year's American Film Market saw an industry at a crossroads, with the growing significance ...Read More


Republic of Korea - Visa on Demand

7 Nov 2016

This page provides general information about visa requirements for Hong Kong residents travelling to Republic of Korea. For residents outside Hong Kong, please contact the nearest embassy or consulate...Read More


Korean Film Festival Weathers Political and Local Criminal Storms

4 Nov 2016

This year's Busan International Film Festival and the accompanying Asian Film Festival both proved surprisingly successful, despite the welter of on-going political and supposedly criminal wranglings ...Read More


Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy Case: The Lessons to be Learnt by Traders

12 Oct 2016

The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy case has caused billions of dollars’ worth of goods stranded at sea or at port terminals. The chaos to date will possibly be resolved in due course, but the case has exp...Read More


South Korea Backs Return of Kimchi to China with Promotional TV Push

30 Aug 2016

Banned for six years by food hygiene rules, Korean kimchi is now finally returning to mainland supermarket shelves....Read More


Chinese Films Off the Radar at Cannes, but Korean Movies Flourish

24 May 2016

In a poor showing for mainland cinema, no Chinese movies were featured at this year's Cannes Film Festival, while Korean movies continued to prove their ability to appeal globally, with many finding s...Read More


Korean Wave Rolls On With Renewed Broadcast Export Success

5 May 2016

South Korean content producers find new markets at global TV and digital forum....Read More


South Korean Baby Sector Rallies Despite Record Low Birth Rates

29 Feb 2016

Move toward smaller families sees spend prioritised on well-being of single child by parents and grandparents....Read More


10% of All South Korean Retail Spend Set to be Online in 2016

1 Feb 2016

Country now world's seventh largest online market, with predicted sales of US$40.43 billion....Read More


Korea Now Claims to Top Global League for Male Cosmetics Sales

15 Jan 2016

Changes in income levels and consumer preferences prove boost for cosmetic sales across country....Read More


Korea Announces a Special Act on Safety Management of Children’s Products

18 Dec 2015

The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has established a common safety standard for all products designed for children. According to the legislation, infant and children’s textile and l...Read More


Video-on-Demand, Pan-Asian Stars and IP Dominate Busan Film Festival

20 Nov 2015

A subdued Busan International Film Festival nevertheless brought to the fore many of the issues facing the industry, including acquiring original source material, fending off Netflix and casting actor...Read More


Korean Firm Aims to Revitalise Russia's Ailing Home Shopping Channels

7 Sept 2015

Partnership between GS Home Shopping and Rostelecom hopes to find successful TV sales formula for Russian buyers....Read More


New Korean Industrial Standards for Determination of Restricted Substances in Textile/Leather Products Released

7 July 2015

Korean Industrial Standards KS K 0733, KS K 0736 and KS K 0737 for determination of chlorinated phenols, allergenic disperse dyes and organotin content in textiles and/or leathers products respectivel...Read More


Asia's Changing Digital Landscape Set to Boost Region's TV Sector

24 April 2015

Changes in viewer behaviour as well as prescriptive legislation on the broadcast of overseas material in China have combined to drive TV and film production in Southeast Asia, according to attendees a...Read More

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