Korea-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (KSFTA)
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ANNEX 18A: CO-OPERATION
SECTION 1 : TRADE AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION
(“KOTRA”) and the International Enterprise Singapore Board ( “IE Singapore”), is to be conducted pursuant to Article 18.6 and the arrangement between KOTRA and IE Singapore. Such co-operation between KOTRA and IE Singapore shall include the following:
(a) joint organisation of industry specific business missions and activities which are focused on mutually agreed high growth sectors, including but not limited to, the info-communications technology, electronics, automotive, food & beverage and the logistics sectors;
(b) electronically linking the online business matching databases of the Parties to
bring together companies keen on establishing business ties with each other;
(c) facilitation of Korean enterprises to explore new markets in the region through Singapore and business collaboration with Singaporean companies by setting up a Korean Business Support Centre in Singapore, and subject to there being sufficient demand and interest by Singaporean companies, Singapore will establish a Business Center in Korea; and
(d) using all reasonable efforts to encourage each Party’s companies to participate
in exhibitions organised by the other Party, in particular if the exhibitions pertain to sectors which the Party is actively promoting in its country.
and IE Singapore.
SECTION 2 : BROADCASTING CO-OPERATION
(a) exchanges of views and information on broadcast policy issues, such as digital broadcasting and content regulation;
(b) co-operation in the development of broadcast contents such as exchanging views and information on frameworks to promote private sector activities, learning from each other’s experiences in digital broadcast contents, and co-
producing television programmes;
(c) subject to the laws and regulations governing the Parties’ broadcast sectors, facilitation of exchanges among broadcasters to promote co-operation, for example, with regards to news and current affairs programmes;
(d) promotion of exchanges aimed at the education and training of broadcast executives;
(e) facilitation of industry co-operation in areas such as co-production of
television, or digital media and research and development of cutting-edge broadcast technologies;
(f) support in marketing the Parties’ broadcast contents globally, and promoting the exhibit of the Parties’ television programmes through platforms such as the Broadcast World Wide in Korea and the Asia Media Festival in Singapore;
(g) co-ordination of visits, including attendance at broadcast-related event; and
(h) encouraging the re-transmission of Korean television channels in Singapore and vice versa.
(a) the exchange of views and information through established channels of communication;
(b) broadcast-related visits;
(c) the encouragement of alliances between industrial organisations; and
(d) other forms of co-operation as may be agreed in writing by the Parties.
SECTION 3: PROGRAMME FOR THE EXCHANGE OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
(a) a government agency of a Party (“the Sending Agency”) shall select its official to participate in the Programme ( “the Official”), and shall notify, through the diplomatic channel, that it intends to send the Official to its counterpart agency of the other Party ( “the Host Agency”);
(b) the Host Agency shall, through the diplomatic channel, indicate its position regarding the participation of the Official in the Programme. The Sending Agency and the Host Agency shall decide by mutual consent whether the Official participates in the Programme;
(c) the Sending Agency and the Host Agency shall consult, through the diplomatic channel, on necessary details for the participation of the Official
in the Programme, including the starting date and duration, taking into
account paragraphs 3 and 4; and
(d) subject to mutually agreed conditions, the Official shall participate in the
(a) to comply with relevant laws and regulations of the host Party, and not to act, without legitimate reasons, in a manner inconsistent with relevant instructions by the Host Agency as to his or her activities therein;
(b) not to engage in intelligence-related activities on behalf of any Party when
participating in the Programme; and
(c) not to reveal any information that the Host Agency advises the Official as classified.
of the participation of the Official in the Programme.
SECTION 4 : CO-OPERATION IN FILM PRODUCTION
Development Authority of Singapore (“MDA”), shall be conducted pursuant to Article
18.13 and an arrangement to be entered into between them. Such co-operation between
KOFIC and MDA shall include:
(a) encouraging and facilitating the co-production of films by producers from each Party's film industry;
(b) supporting the distribution of co-produced films in each Party's territory;
(c) encouraging and facilitating training and attachment opportunities for each Party’s media students, teachers and professionals in the other Party’s territory; and
(d) encouraging and facilitating opportunities to showcase films of one Party during film festivals held in the other Party’s territory and opportunities for cultural exchanges during such festivals.