The agreement establishes a customs committee to review and resolve potential disputes over customs facilitation and trade, including regular meetings between the EU and South Korea, to discuss issues and best practices in implementing the agreement. Committees, working groups and other bodies of the agreement meet regularly. The trade agreement between the EU and South Korea expands the treaties for which you can compete. In South Korea, EU companies can now offer “build-operate transfer” (BOT) contracts( concession services). If your company is a service and construction provider in the EU, you can apply for major infrastructure projects in South Korea, such as the construction and operation of motorways.B. NOTE: The trade agreement applies to customs duties, not taxes. All VAT on imports into the EU or South Korea has yet to be paid. A public electronic database of applications and registrations is available to verify trademarks. The database also contains information on rights to registered and unregistered designs. It went beyond all previous EU agreements to remove trade barriers and was also the EU`s first trade agreement with an Asian country. Since 2011, the EU-South Korea trade agreement has abolished tariffs on almost all products. In addition, many other barriers to exporting EU products such as automotive, medicines, electronics and chemicals have been removed. Many services between the EU and South Korea have also been opened to investors and businesses.
South Korea has opposed previous free trade agreements, including with the United States. This EU agreement is bigger than that of the United States. But South Korea`s deputy finance minister Hur Kyung-wook said he believed the agreement would come into force in July 2010.  On 22 March 2011, the citizens` group Lawyers for Democratic Society (민사회를 위변호사모임) announced that there were 160 cases of error in the false translation in the Korean version of the document.  The agreement established a number of specialized commissions and working groups between the two parties to monitor implementation. Wines and spirits are included in Schedule 10-B of the agreement and provide, for example, that the agreement removes tariffs on 98% of import duties and barriers to trade in industrial products, agricultural products and services over a five-year period.  It ensures that South Korean vehicle emissions regulations are not harmful to European car manufacturers and contains a clause to protect European car manufacturers.    1 July 2019 marks the eighth anniversary of the EU-South Korea free trade agreement.
The agreement phases out tariffs on industrial and agricultural products. They can benefit from a more open South Korean services market under the trade agreement. In the first five years of the agreement, EU exports to South Korea increased by 55%, European companies saved 2.8 billion euros in tariffs and trade in goods between the EU and South Korea reached a record level of more than 90 billion euros. The agreement lists PGIis that are processed in two facilities. The agreement includes investments in both services and other economic activities, including the trade agreement that complies with EU regulations and regulations in the chemical sector, and cooperates in regulatory transparency in areas such as the implementation of intellectual property without authorisation? The agreement also allows for bilateral accumulation. Materials originating in South Korea can be considered to be from the EU when used in the manufacture of a product in the EU and vice versa.