President Yoon to oversee exports of Korean creative industry products

2023.01.18 12:12:01 | 2023.03.03 14:34:02

President Yoon to oversee exports of Korean creative industry products [Source : KOCCA]이미지 확대

President Yoon to oversee exports of Korean creative industry products [Source : KOCCA]



The export strategy meeting chaired by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol is expected to discuss strategies for the service industry including K-contents as the country beefs up efforts to accelerate growth in service exports that account for 15 percent of the entire amount.

The working group for export revitalization under the government’s public-private service industry development task force held its first meeting on Sunday, where ways to link the working group with the administration’s regular export strategy meeting were discussed, sources told Maeil Business Newspaper on Tuesday. The working group plans to report its suggestions and recommendations to the export strategy meeting presided over by President Yoon.

The working group for export revitalization is one of several working groups that belong to a task force established for the country’s service industry development at the end of last year.

The unit is jointly led by First Vice Finance Minister Bang Ki-sun and Trade Minister Ahn Duk-geun.

If service industry exports are on the agenda of the export strategy meeting, it is highly likely that President Yoon will directly review the five-year plan for service industry exports (2023-2027), which was originally supposed to be part of the task force’s work. Back in November last year, the government announced that each working group of the task force would establish a five-year plan and plan for each sector is due to be unveiled in March this year.

If service industry matters are dealt with in the export strategy meeting, the industry will grow at a faster pace. Korea’s service industry exports amounted to around $100 billion a year, accounting for about 15 percent of total exports. Service industry exports increased to $121.1 billion in 2021, up 16.9 percent from $103.7 billion in 2018.

The development of the service industry is one of the Yoon administration’s economic priorities. The government is seeking to provide an institutional basis to support the development of related industries by enacting the Basic Law on Service Industry Development.

By Lee Hee-jo and Minu Kim

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