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The Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) is a symbol of inter-Korean economic cooperation. Although there have been many political challenges, the complex is still expectedto reduce security concerns in the Korean peninsula by providing opportunities forNorth Korea to open doors to international society. In the field of law, the two Koreangovernments recognize the uniqueness of the KIC and have tried to establish legaltools for the complex. The complex is subject to certain inter-Korean agreements aswell as laws and regulations established by the South and the North. The Korean governmentsalso provide many types of support under inter-Korean agreements andnational laws. Almost every South Korean FTA has preferential provisions to recognizeKIC products as originating from South Korea, considering the special andunique relationship between the two Koreas. The laws for the KIC are open to changebased on internal or external influences. To keep the special project running, however,laws need to be in line with principles to avoid political interferences. Better legal solutionscan be found to improve the provisions of inter-Korean, domestic, and FTA lawswith new industrial policies.
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