Netherlands Embassy in Seoul South Korea

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Economic Section

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.



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.


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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January 11, 2017 The EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force in 2011. The agreement eliminates progressively the customs duties for industrial and agricultural goods. In addition, it addresses non-tariff barriers to trade. The agreement creates new opportunities for market access in services and investments, and includes provisions on competition, government procurement, intellectual property rights, transparency in regulation and sustainable development.

November 18, 2016 From November 21-23, HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, StartupDelta Special Envoy, will visit Korea. As the Netherlands is known as a leading startup ecosystem in Europe, Prince Constantijn will promote the Netherlands as the ‘place to be’ and gateway to Europe for Korean companies. The Prince brings along some top-notch startups that want to introduce their high-tech innovations to business partners in Korea.