The information that South Korea ratified free trade agreement with Britain was published by several Russian news agencies: TASS, Rambler, Regnum and the others on October 28 and 29, 2019. It is reported that South Korea’s parliament ratified a trade deal with Britain signed on August 22, 2019. The agreement set to take effect automatically in case of Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Russian news agencies inform that the ratified agreement between South Korea and Britain centers on maintaining benefits of bilateral trade after Britain’s exit from the EU. TASS and Rambler link to the Korean TV channel KBS .
This website looks like entertaining one and search for the information by key words was ineffective. Regnum links to another source – South Korea’s news agency «Yonhap News»
The news about ratification of the agreement was really published – https://m-en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20191028004300320?section=search
None of the mentioned news agencies provided a direct link to the news or article, this makes it difficult to find and check the information.
In order to check the information I have found the source – the official website of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea.
In «Laws & bills» I chose «Recently passed bills» section. In the list of recently passed bills I found № 1377 «Item passed on October 28, 2019». The information that on the 7th plenary of the 371st session on October28, 2019 the ratification of the free trade agreement between the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was approved.
Thus, I can conclude that the news published by Regnum, TASS, and Rambler is true.
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Author: Kristina Krainova, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia.