“British companies will make huge profits from this agreement. They will be able to continue trade on the same terms as before and I hope that in the future we can work on this agreement and take it to a new level in the future,” Truss wrote. This agreement will further strengthen the UK-Korea trade relationship, which has already increased by an average of 12% per year since the signing of the EU-Korea FREE Trade Agreement in 2011. Truss said the deal would allow companies such as luxury carmaker Bentley to “maintain trade as they do today and be able to seize the opportunities offered by Brexit.” The agreement will enable businesses to manage free trade after leaving the EU on 31 October, which will guarantee UK jobs in key sectors such as manufacturing, technology and professional services. It could try to emulate the new free trade agreement BETWEEN the EU and Vietnam, which is being ratified, which pays special attention to Korean imports in Vietnamese exports to ensure that production within the specifications of the country of origin counts, Michell explains. If the agreement between the UK and Korea were renewed, Korea may also want its ownership of car and electric vehicle factories in the EU to be recognised in the agreement. Under the current EU trade agreement, there is a provision that covers Korean companies that manufacture products using equipment from several countries. This must be emulated in the future by the EU, Britain and Korea, she said. The United Kingdom and Korea have agreed to apply in the new agreement the same concessions that existed under the FREE Trade Agreement BETWEEN the EU and Korea, which has been in force since July 2011.
Under the FREE Trade Agreement BETWEEN the EU and Korea, all industrial products and 98% of agricultural products are subject to zero tariffs.  The same applies to bilateral trade between the United Kingdom and Korea under the FREE trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Korea.  As a result, 99% of British products would enter the Korean market without tariffs and vice versa. In particular, automobiles and auto parts are exported duty-free. My priority is to ensure that British businesses are fully prepared for Brexit on Thursday 31 October and ready to trade. That is why I am pleased to sign this trade agreement today with one of the largest markets covered by the EU`s existing trade agreements. The UK has tried to strike deals with its trading partners as it prepares to leave the European Union in October. LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and South Korea will sign a continuity free trade agreement on Thursday that will allow businesses to maintain free trade after Brexit at the end of October, according to the British government. While the free trade agreement between Britain and Korea mimics the EU-Korea free trade agreement, Britain and Korea have agreed to resume negotiations within two years to review the UK-Korea trade agreement, which goes beyond the EU-Korea free trade agreement. In particular, if the UK leaves the EU with the withdrawal agreement, the UK and Korea have agreed to start negotiations immediately during the transition period. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who took office last month, praised Britain`s withdrawal from the EU in October.