On February 8, the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea (BCCK) hosted a closed-door roundtable discussion with the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) Ombudsman Bureau.
Led by Mr. Kun Sang Kwon, the Director General of the ACRC Ombudsman Bureau, the ACRC Ombudsman Bureau delegation presented an overview of its mandate to address issues from both Korean and foreign-invested companies operating in Korea, as part of the overall aim of the ACRC to ensure anti-corruption and rights protection in the country.
During the event, the BCCK and ACRC representatives discussed a number of key market access issues raised in the BCCK position papers published in 2017. Encompassing the four sectors of financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy, and legal services, the roundtable discussion offered a unique opportunity for the BCCK and ACRC to exchange views on the latest policy issues and suggestions. It also laid the groundwork for both organisations to discuss how to engage each other effectively, as the BCCK is planning to fully launch its Government Relations program this year.
In concluding the session, Sean Blakeley, the CEO of the BCCK, said: “We are excited to kick off the new year by hosting this productive discussion with the ACRC. This is the inaugural event for our Government Relations program and in that sense sets the right tone for our advocacy effort going forward – i.e. seeking win-win solutions for our member companies and the Korean economy.”
For more information, please reference the following resources:
Posted by BCCK Posted on 13 Feb
- Access the BCCK position papers.
- Learn more about the BCCK Government Relations program.
- Contact Eunha Clare Kim for any inquiries regarding the BCCK Government Relations program.