Evaluation of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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.

Request for information

The European Commission would like to hear about your knowledge and expertise related to the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement. For this purpose, we encourage you to fill out a questionnaire. It contains questions on:

  • trade in goods and customs procedures;

  • non-tariff trade measures;

  • investment and trade in services;

  • sanitary and phytosanitary measures;

  • intellectual property rights;

  • government procurement and competition;

  • changes in regulation and administrative costs;

  • domestic advisory groups and civil society forum;

  • effects on consumers and sustainable development.

The questionnaire is available at the website of the European Commission. The online consultation process will end by 3 March 2017.


You have the possibility to share your experiences and suggestions with regard to trade agreements with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You could reach us by email at DGBEB-markttoegang@minbuza.nl. Via this email you could also ask us any question or report trade barriers in any other market.