A Study on the Korea-China FTA Service Negotiation Strategies: Focused on the Implications from China-Hong Kong Cepa Service Concessions

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Jina Yeo

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Min Suk Park

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Date Written: January 16, 2014

Abstract

This study analyzes China’s service concessions under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), as well as the service concessions included in the FTAs that China has signed so far, including the CEPA with Hong Kong. The objective is to determine the extent to which the Chinese service sector is opened and to derive implications for the Korea-China FTA negotiations over services. 1. China-Hong Kong CEPA and Korea-China FTA 2. Negotiation Process and Features of the China-Hong Kong CEPA A. Annual Supplementary Agreements B. Guangdong as the Pilot Basis for the CEPA C. Comparing the CEPA to the ECFA 3. China’s Service Concessions in the CEPA 4. Implications of the CEPA for the Korea-China FTA A. Examples of Designing Service con-cessions from China-Hong Kong CEPA B. Strategic Suggestions for the Korea-China FTA Service Negotiation C. Possible Service Sectors to be Opened in the Korea-China FTA

Suggested Citation

Yeo, Jina and Park, Min Suk, A Study on the Korea-China FTA Service Negotiation Strategies: Focused on the Implications from China-Hong Kong Cepa Service Concessions (January 16, 2014). KIEP Research Paper No. World Economic Update-14-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2384461 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2384461

Jina Yeo (Contact Author)

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Min Suk Park

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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