Netherlands Embassy in Seoul South Korea

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The Korean economy is the 12th largest economy in the world, when classified according to purchasing power parity (PPP). Important sectors for Korea are semiconductors, electronics, cars, shipbuilding and steel.

Science/Tech

Science/Technology

Both Korea and the Netherlands are looking abroad for further progress. The Netherlands Network for Innovation, Technology and Science (NL-NITS) can help you to find the answer to your technology question about either the Netherlands or Korea.

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Agricultural Section

The Agricultural Department represents the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs in Korea and Taiwan, in the fields of agriculture, nature and food quality.

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February 1, 2017 From 9 to 12 February, the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships will be held at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung. This is a test event for PyeongChang Olympic Games organized by the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to smooth out operations in advance of the Olympic Games.

January 30, 2017 The Dutch agri & food sector has further strengthened its leading position in the world market. In 2016, Agri & Food exports totalled almost 94 billion euros, compared to 90 billion in 2015. Agricultural products accounted for 85 billion euros and agricultural materials, knowledge and technology accounted for 9 billion: a new record. This means the agri & food sector now comprises 22% of total exports. This is shown by provisional figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and Wageningen Economic Research. Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam announced these figures during the opening of International Green Week in Berlin, the largest international agricultural trade exhibition in the world.