Important note: it is important that the declaration is properly completed or can be rejected by customs. Please consider the official text of the original declaration in Schedule III of the official agreement. The text contains explanatory notes and is available in all applicable languages. Italian carmakers and some French carmakers believe the deal would be of grave harm to them, as it would allow South Korean carmakers to compete with them in the EU. Adolfo Urso, a young Italian foreign trade minister, said the Italian government could veto the agreement on the basis of the concerns of European car manufacturers, which it originally did in September 2010. Trade analysts such as ECIPE`s Hosuk Lee-Makiyama have dismissed car industry lobbying as a “myth”: while EU exports to Korea are estimated at 400%, most Asian brands produce their cars in the EU and Korean cars account for an insignificant share of imports to the EU, which even threaten even the most inefficient car manufacturers in Europe.  Italy abandoned its objections in exchange for the postponement of the provisional application of the agreement from 1 January 2011 to 1 July 2011.  In the first five years of the agreement, EU exports to South Korea increased by 55%, European companies saved 2.8 billion euros in tariffs, and trade between the EU and South Korea reached a record level of more than 90 billion euros. The agreement establishes a customs committee that can review and resolve potential disputes over customs facilitation and trade, including provisions in two facilities. The EU-South Korea trade agreement contains four sectoral rules for the EU-South Korea trade agreement, which protects European geographical indications (GIs), as the EU and South Korea have agreed on high labour and environmental standards to protect workers and the environment. The agreement will establish mechanisms to ensure compliance with these commitments, including through the participation of civil society. South Korea has opposed previous free trade agreements, including with the United States.
This EU agreement is bigger than that of the United States. But South Korea`s deputy finance minister Hur Kyung-wook said he believed the agreement would come into force in July 2010.  On 22 March 2011, the citizens` group Lawyers for Democratic Society (민사회를 위변호사모임) announced that there were 160 cases of error in the false translation in the Korean version of the document.  Prior to the agreement, European Union exporters of consumer electronics and appliances destined for South Korea were required to perform expensive and duplicate testing and certification procedures in South Korea to sell their products. However, you can now take advantage of an improved regulatory environment for your products. The agreement ensures that competition rules also apply to state-controlled enterprises or enterprises and prohibits certain types of subsidies considered particularly dangerous to competition. The European Commission publishes information on committees set up under the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement.