Enforcement Decree Of The Special Act On Designation And Management Of Free Economic Zones


Published: 2013-08-27

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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Decree is to provide for matters delegated under the Special Act on Designation and Management of Free Economic Zones and other matters necessary for the enforcement thereof.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 2 (Request for Designation of Free Economic Zones)   print
(1) Where the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor, a Do Governor, or the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor") intends to request the designation of any free economic zone in accordance with Article 4 (1) of the Special Act on Designation and Management of Free Economic Zones (hereinafter referred to as the "Act"), he/she shall separately take measures to stabilize the prices of real estate, including land, buildings, etc. located in an area to be developed into a free economic zone and in its surrounding areas and consult in advance with the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) A Mayor/Do Governor may request the heads of relevant central administrative agencies to take necessary measures to stabilize the prices of real estate in a free economic zone and its surrounding areas.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 2-2 (Hearing Opinions of Residents)   print
(1) When a Mayor/Do Governor intends to hear opinions of residents to request the designation of a free economic zone pursuant to the latter part of Article 4 (2) of the Act, he/she shall announce the following matters in the public bulletin and via the Internet homepage of the relevant local government and may announce such matters through two or more daily newspapers are mainly distributed in the relevant Special Metropolitan City, a Metropolitan City, Do or a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "City/Do"). In such cases, the Mayor/Do Governor shall allow residents under his/her jurisdiction to peruse such documents for not less than 14 days from the date of announcement:
1. The name, location and area of the district subject to the designation of a free economic zone;
2. Main details of a development plan for a free economic zone under Article 4 (2) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "development plan for a free economic zone");
3. Period and methods of perusing the relevant documents.
(2) A resident who has any opinion concerning matters announced pursuant to paragraph (1) may submit a written opinion to the competent Mayor/Do Governor within the period of perusal under paragraph (1).
(3) A Mayor/Do Governor shall review whether the opinion submitted pursuant to paragraph (2) is reflected in the development plan for a free economic zone and then notify the resident who has submitted the relevant opinion of the results thereof within 15 days from the date the period of perusal ends.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 2-3 (Phased Development of Free Economic Zones)   print
"Where requirement prescribed by Presidential Decree has been fulfilled" in Article 4 (7) of the Act means any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24688, Aug. 13, 2013>
1. Where the land required for the development of a free economic zone is owned by the State or the public or is owned by an expected operator of a development project under Article 6 (1) 3 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "expected development project operator") or a development project operator under Article 7 (2) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "development project operator");
2. Where a development project under subparagraph 5 of Article 3-3 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "development project") is conducted at a unit district for a development project, the size of which is at least 3.3 million square meters, among unit districts for a development project under Article 6 (1) 3-2 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "unit district for a development project") and the area of which subject to phased development is at least 30/100 of the size of the unit district for a development project;
3. Where construction works for reclamation of public waters are conducted in accordance with the Public Waters Management and Reclamation Act;
4. Where a development plan for a free economic zone is established to implement the development in a phased basis in accordance with other Acts and subordinate statutes.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 3 (Announcement, etc. of Designation of Free Economic Zones)   print
(1) Where the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy designates any free economic zone in accordance with Article 4 (8) of the Act, he/she shall announce the following matters in the Official Gazette: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24688, Aug. 13, 2013>
1. The name, location and area of the free economic zone;
2. Objectives of designating the free economic zone;
3. Location and size of the development project, and an expected operator or an operator of the development project;
4. Duration of development projects, means to secure finances and methods of implementing the development project (referring to the duration of the development project, means to secure finances and methods of implementing the development projection in each phase, where the development project is undertaken on a phased basis in accordance with Article 4 (7) of the Act);
5. Programs for utilizing land and for major infrastructure;
6. Programs for accommodating population and constructing residential buildings;
7. Programs for inducing investments from foreigners and creating an environment for their settlement;
8. Means to peruse relevant books;
9. Other matters recognized as necessary by the Free Economic Zone Committee pursuant to Article 25 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee").
(2) Where the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy modifies the details of a development plan for a free economic zone in accordance with Article 7 of the Act, he/she shall announce the grounds therefor and matters falling under the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) in the Official Gazette. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Where the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy revokes the designation of a free economic zone pursuant to Article 8 of the Act or excludes a unit district for a development project under Article 6 (1) 3-2 of the Act from a free economic zone and where the designation of a free economic zone is deemed revoked pursuant to Article 8-2 of the Act, he/she shall announce the matters falling under the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) (the matters under paragraph (1) 1 through 3, where the entire designation of a free economic zone is revoked) and the following matters in the Official Gazette: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24688, Aug. 13, 2013>
1. The area for the revocation of the designation of the relevant free economic zone;
2. The grounds for the revocation of the designation of the relevant free economic zone;
3. The date of designation of the relevant free economic zone and the date the revocation of such designation become effective;
4. Matters concerning reverting to the specific use district under Article 8 (2) of the Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 4 (Requirements for Designation of Free Economic Zones)   print
"Other requirements prescribed by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 7 of Article 5 of the Act means the following matters: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. To be easy to secure professional human resources required for a plan for attracting industries under Article 6 (1) 9 of the Act, such as infrastructure for transportation and communications, and living conditions, etc.;
2. To ensure sustainable development that does not waste resources including economy, society, environment, etc. for the future generation, or undermine conditions;
3. To be equipped professional human resources and organizations in charge of developing the relevant free economic zone and attracting foreign investment;
4. Other matters announced by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy after undergoing deliberation by the Committee.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 4-2 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>   print
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 Article 5 (Development Plans for Free Economic Zones)   print
(1) "Matters prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 6 (1) 16 of the Act means the following matters: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
1. Duration of a development project;
2. Matters concerning infrastructure, such as water supply, energy, traffic and information and communications;
3. Programs for creating cultural facilities and parks, as well as greenbelts;
4. Programs for urban scenery;
5. Programs for existing buildings, structures, etc. to be kept intact;
6. Programs for underground installations, including utility tunnels, etc.;
7. Matters concerning the inducement of major facilities and standards for installing them;
8. Examination of the economic efficiency with respect to programs for constructing key establishments, including major infrastructure, etc., necessary to develop any economic free zone.
(2) A development plan for a free economic zone shall be accompanied by the following documents and drawings:
1. A topographic map drawn to a scale of 1:25,000 or greater, which indicates the location of the relevant free economic zone, and a topographic map drawn to a scale of 1:5,000 or greater, which indicates the location of the relevant free economic zone;
2. A land registration map or forest land map, which indicates the boundaries of the relevant free economic zone.
(3) When deemed necessary, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy may request the relevant Mayor/Do Governor for additional matters to be included in a development plan for a free economic zone. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 5-2 (Modification of Development Plans for Free Economic Zones)   print
(1) When the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy is requested to modify a development plan for free economic zones under Article 7 (1) and (2) of the Act, he/she shall notify the Mayor/Do Governor or the development project operator in writing as to whether the development plan for free economic zones is modified within three months from the date he/she was requested to modify it unless any extenuating circumstance exists. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The period to go through the Mayor/Do Governor under the former part and latter part of Article 7 (2) of the Act shall be within one month. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
(3) "Where any important matter prescribed by Presidential Decree is intended for modification" in Article 7 (3) 1 of the Act means any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24688, Aug. 13, 2013>
1. Where the size of a unit district for a development project is changed by not less than the size under paragraph (4) 2. In such cases, paragraph (5) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the methods of calculating the size;
2. Where the method of development is changed to phased development under subparagraph 2 of Article 2-3.
(4) "Insignificant matters prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 7 (4) of the Act means the following matters: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 23966, Jul. 20, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24107, Sep. 21, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Change of name of the relevant free economic zone due to a change in administrative districts, etc.;
2. Change in the size of a unit district for a development project, which falls under any of the following items:
(a) Where the total size of a unit district for a development project is one or more million square meters: Change in the size of less than 100,000 square meters;
(b) Where the total size of a unit district for a development project is less than one million square meters: Change in the size of less than 10/100 of the unit district for a development project ;
3. Change in a land utilization plan, plan for major infrastructure, etc. within the size prescribed in subparagraph 2;
4. Change of less than 10/100 in the number of population to be accommodated in a unit district for a development project;
5. Change of plans for major infrastructure due to natural features of land and nature of soil;
6. Modification of a plan for placement of industries to be attracted among plans for attracting industries or addition of electricity generation business defined in subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Electric Utility Act using solar energy under subparagraph 1 (a) of Article 2 of the Act on the Promotion of the Development, Use and Diffusion of New and Renewable Energy to the attracting industries;
7. Change to reflect details of consultation under Article 29 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Act, necessary matters to be improved under Article 16 (4) of the Urban Traffic Improvement Promotion Act, assessment of impact on population under the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act or details of prior consultation on examination of disaster impact under Article 4 of the Countermeasures against Natural Disasters Act (where the matters to be changed under subparagraphs 2 through 4 are accompanied, it shall be limited to the extent of the relevant change);
8. Correction of execution size due to mistakes, etc. insofar as no fluctuation of development project execution district exists;
9. Change of road plans, waterworks plans or sewerage plans prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy;
10. Reduction in the duration of the development project, or extension thereof for up to one year;
11. Increase or decrease in business expenses within 10/100 on the basis of the amount stated in the items of methods of raising finances;
12. Replacement of a development project operator, such as cancellation or substitute designation of a project operator;
13. Other matters equivalent to those referred to in subparagraphs 1 through 12, prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
(5) Sizes under paragraph (4) 2 and 3 shall be calculated by adding the size to be changed under paragraph (4) 2 or 3 and the size changed under paragraph (4) 2 or 3 within the same development project district during the past year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
(6) Where a request for change in matters under paragraph (4) 6 is filed, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy shall change them unless any extenuating circumstance exists. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 5-3 (Matters to be Consulted with Mayors/Do Governors in Developing Areas where Development Plans for Free Economic Zones have not been Established)   print
"Cases prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the proviso to Article 7-3 of the Act means any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
1. Construction permission under Article 11 of the Building Act, reporting on construction under Article 14 of the same Act, permission for or reporting on changes under Article 16 of the same Act, permission for or reporting on change of purpose of use under Article 19 of the same Act, permission for or reporting on temporary building under Article 20 of the same Act, reporting on commencement of construction under Article 21 of the same Act, and approval for use of building under Article 22 of the same Act;
2. Permission for development activities under Article 56 of the National Land Planning and Utilization Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 6 (Scope of Areas Contiguous to Free Economic Zones)   print
"Distance determined by Presidential Decree" in the main sentence of Article 7-4 of the Act means two kilometers. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 6-2 (Restrictions on Acts)   print
(1) "Act prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as the alternation of form or quality of land, the construction of buildings, and the installation of structures" in the former part of Article 7-5 (1) of the Act means any of the following acts: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
1. Alteration of the form and quality of land and excavation;
2. Gathering soil, stones, gravel orsand;
3. New construction, reconstruction and expansion of buildings, or installation of structures;
4. Deforestation of bamboo or trees and planting;
5. Installation of, or storing goods difficult to move.
(2) The competent Mayor/Do Governor shall grant permission for an act falling under any subparagraph of paragraph (1) within the scope not hindering the relevant development project. In such cases, the competent Mayor/Do Governor shall hear opinions of the relevant development project operator before granting permission.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an act falling under any of the following subparagraphs within districts of a development project may be done without any permission by the competent Mayor/Do Governor:
1. Alteration of the form and quality of lands for cultivation;
2. Installation of simple structures to be directly used for producing agricultural, forest or fishery products;
3. Tentative planting of ornamental vegetation in areas which are not the cultivation land;
4. Installation or stacking of goods of less than five tons, which are the goods of solitary entity, the individual part of which is less than one ton and easy to partition;
5. Utilizing land within the scope not hindering a development project and damaging natural scenery.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 6-3 (Revocation of Designation of Free Economic Zones)   print
"Ground prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 8 (1) 4 of the Act means cases where the designation of a development zone, area, district, etc. is in progress in accordance with other Acts and subordinate statutes and thus it is unnecessary to maintain the designation of a free economic zone taking into account plans for utilizing land, attracting enterprises, etc. under the relevant Acts and subordinate statutes.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 6-4 (Legal Fiction of Revocation of Designation of Free Economic Zones)   print
(1) "Date prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the main sentence of Article 8-2 (1) of the Act means the date of calculating the timing of a phased development under Article 6 (1) 4 of the Act.
(2) When a Mayor/Do Governor intends to request the exclusion from the legal fiction of the revocation of designation of a free economic zone pursuant to the proviso to Article 8-2 (1) of the Act, he/she shall prepare a written request including the following matters six months before the date the period under the main sentence of Article 8-2 (1) of the Act expires and then submit it to the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The name, location and size of the free economic zone;
2. The size of the area subject to legal fiction of the revocation of designation;
3. Grounds for the exclusion from the legal fiction of the revocation of designation;
4. Plans for the future development of the area subject to legal fiction of the revocation of designation;
5. Other matters announced by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy as deemed necessary.
(3) Upon receiving a request for the exclusion from the legal fiction of the revocation of designation pursuant to paragraph (2), the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy shall notify the Mayor/Do Governor of the results of the deliberation and resolution by the Committee within three months from the date he/she receives such request. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 6-5 (Designation of Development Project Operators)   print
(1) "Institution prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 8-3 (1) 3 of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23741, Apr. 20, 2012>
1. Korea Land and Housing Corporation under the Korea Land and Housing Corporation Act;
2. Korea Highway Corporation under the Korea Highway Corporation Act;
3. Korea National Tourism Organization under the Korea National Tourism Organization Act;
4. Korea Water Resources Corporation under the Korea Water Resources Corporation Act;
5. Korea Rural Community Corporation under the Korea Rural Community Corporation and Farmland Management Fund Act;
6. Korea Container Terminal Authority under the Korea Container Terminal Authority Act;
7. Port Authority under the Port Authority Act;
8. Incheon International Airport Corporation under the Incheon International Airport Corporation Act;
9. Korea Airports Corporation under the Korea Airports Corporation Act;
11. Korea Railroad Corporation under the Korea Railroad Corporation Act;
12. Small and Medium Business Corporation under Article 68 (1) of the Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Act.
(2) "Person meeting qualification requirements prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as capital, etc." in Article 8-3 (1) 5 of the Act means a person who meets one of the following requirements: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24107, Sep. 21, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24688, Aug. 13, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24697, Aug. 27, 2013>
1. A person whose corporate bond or corporate credit appraised by credit rating company authorized for credit rating business under Article 335-3 of the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act or a foreign credit rating agency internationally accredited falls under an investment-grade level or higher, and fulfills two or more conditions including item (a) among the following requirements:
(a) The equity capital in the latest year shall be at least 10/100 of total project cost, or the total amount of sales shall be at least 30/100 of total project cost (in the case of a corporation that falls under Article 8-3 (1) 6 of the Act, the equity capital in the latest year shall be at least 2.5/100 of total project cost or 50 billion won);
(b) Debt ratio in the latest year shall be less than 1.5 times of the average of the same type of industry;
(c) Current net income shall have been created for two or more years during the recent three years;
2. A person who owns at least 50/100 of land size of the relevant unit district for a development project;
3. A person who is a small and medium enterprise cooperative under Article 3 of the Small and Medium Enterprise Cooperatives Act or a business operators' organization under Article 38 of the Industrial Development Act and intends to supply all or part of the land of the relevant unit district for a development project prepared through a development project to the members or business operators belonging thereto through sale in lots, lease, or in any other manner;
4. A foreign-capital invested company established for the purpose of executing development projects, which falls under any of the following:
(a) The total of the foreign investment ratios of foreign investors defined in subparagraph 5 of Article 2 of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act shall be at least 50/100;
(b) The amount of foreign investment shall be at least 5/100 of the total project cost;
5. A person registered for a type of business executing general construction works defined in subparagraph 5 of Article 2 of the Framework Act on the Construction Industry (applicable only to civil engineering business and engineering and building work business under attached Table 2 of the Enforcement Decree of the Framework Act on the Construction Industry), whose appraised value of execution capacity (referring to the execution capacity of civil engineering business and engineering and building work business) for the relevant year publicly announced under Article 23 of the same Act is at least the average annual project cost determined by the development plan for free economic zone (excluding the compensation expenses).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 6-6 (Implementation Orders to Development Project Operators)   print
When a Mayor/Do Governor intends to issue an implementation order under Article 8-4 (2) of the Act, he/she shall notify such order in writing, indicating the following matters:
1. The relevant unit district for a development project and the operator thereof;
2. The grounds and details of the implementation order;
3. The period for complying with the implementation order;
4. Other matters recognized by the Mayor/Do Governor as necessary.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 6-7 (Standard Amount for Purchase Consultation)   print
Methods, etc. of calculating the cost of purchase under Article 8-6 (3) of the Act shall be as provided for in attached Table 1.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 7 (Preparation of Implementation Plans)   print
Each development project operator shall prepare an implementation plan under Article 9 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "implementation plan")in conformity with the master plan for free economic zones under Article 3-2 of the Act and the development plan for a free economic zone. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 8 (Application for Approval of Implementation Plans)   print
(1) Where a development project operator intends to obtain approval of an implementation plan or approval for modification thereof in accordance with Article 9 (1) of the Act, he/she shall prepare an application specifying the following matters and file it with the competent Mayor/Do Governor: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The location and area of the development project he/she intends to undertake;
2. The implementation duration of the development project;
3. Schedule to secure and utilize land required for the development project;
4. Where the development project is undertaken on a phased basis in accordance with Article 4 (7) of the Act, the program for implementing the development project in each phase;
5. District-unit planning under Article 9 (4) of the Act;
6. Measures for renting, or supplying for lotting-out, the part of the land for facilities for industry and distribution to foreign-invested enterprises pursuant to Article 9 (5) of the Act;
7. Where the building-to-land ratio or floor space index is separately provided under Article 9-2 of the Act, the necessity of application of relevant special cases and the details thereof;
8. Plans for re-investment of development gains under Article 9-8 of the Act;
9. Where permission, etc. is already granted, which is deemed fictitious under each subparagraph of Article 11 (1) of the Act, the details thereof;
10. The name and address of the relevant development project operator;
11. Other matters recognized as necessary to undertake the development project and announced by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy.
(2) Each application for approval of an implementation plan under paragraph (1) shall be accompanied by the following documents and drawings: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 23966, Jul. 20, 2012>
1. The location map;
2. The site map drawn on the basis of the land registration map;
3. Planned floor plan design and summary drawing documents;
4. A financial plan and a document attesting such plan (including annual investment plans, annual plans for securing financial resources and annual plans for recovery of money invested, etc.);
5. Programs for inducing foreign investment;
6. Programs for purchasing or compensating land, etc. in the area of the development project (referring to land, goods or rights provided for in Article 3 of the Act on Acquisition of and Compensation for Land, etc. for Public Works Projects; hereinafter the same shall apply) and a document concerning the relocation of residents;
7. Programs for utilizing, earning profit therefrom, managing and disposing of (including matters with respect to the methods and prices of disposal) the land and facilities created by the development project;
8. An environmental impact assessment report provided for in Article 27 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Act;
9. Documents concerning measures to preserve cultural heritage;
10. Written records concerning installation, relocation, removal, reversion, transfer of control, transfer, etc. of public facilities;
11. A detailed statement concerning the location, lot number, category, area, ownership and rights, other than the ownership of the land, etc. to be expropriated, and a document stating the name and address of the landowner or the rightful claimant of the land;
12. A detailed statement concerning existing factories or buildings, etc. that are intended to be kept intact as they are;
13. Programs for reversing and replacing public facilities and land, etc.;
14. Documents necessary for consultations with the heads of administrative agencies concerned under Article 11 (2) of the Act.
(3) Except as otherwise provided for in paragraphs (1) and (2), the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy may prescribe and announce matters necessary for establishing an implementation plan, such as methods of preparing accompanied drawings and documents. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 9 (Procedures for Approving Implementation Plans)   print
(1) The relevant development project operator shall file an application for approving an implementation plan under Article 9 (1) of the Act within 18 months from the date of designation as a development project operator with the competent Mayor/Do Governor, and also submit a copy of his/her implementation plan to the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy: Provided, That where the deadline for approval of implementation plans has been extended under Article 9 (3) of the Act, the deadline for application for approval of implementation plans shall be also deemed extended as much as the relevant extended deadline. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) When a Mayor/Do Governor is requested to approve an implementation plan or approve modification to an implementation plan under Article 9 (1) of the Act, he/she shall notify in writing the relevant development project operator as to whether he/she approves the implementation plan or approves modification to the implementation plan within five months from the date on which he/she is requested for approval or approval of modification, unless any extenuating circumstance exists.<Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 9-2 (Matters to be Consulted in Approving Implementation Plans)   print
"Implementation plan that meets the criteria prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 9 (2) of the Act means any of the following implementation plans:
1. Where any matter related to the subsidization of State funds is newly inserted or amended in a financing plan;
2. Where the confirmation or confirmation of amendment of a development plan for a free economic zone is involved (excluding cases falling under any subparagraph of Article 5-2 (4)).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 10 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>   print
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 Article 11 (Timing for Submitting Environmental Impact Assessment Reports, etc.)   print
Environmental impact assessment reports, traffic impact analysis and improvement measures and consultations shall besubmitted and requested, or deliberation by the deliberation committee of traffic impact analysisand improvement measures shall be made, prior to granting approval for an implementation plan, notwithstanding Article 47 of the Enforcement Decree of the Environmental Impact Assessment Act and Article 13-3 of the Enforcement Decree of the Urban Traffic Improvement Promotion Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23966, Jul. 20, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 11-2 (Special Cases concerning the National Land Planning and Utilization Act)   print
The Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan Cities having jurisdiction over free economic zones or Sis/Guns located in free economic zones may separately set the building-to-land ratio or floor space index in the free economic zones by their municipal ordinances within150/100 of the building-to-land ratio or floor space index to be applied to the relevant specific-use area: Provided, That where the specific-use area is altered under Article 11 (1) 16 of the Act, the building-to-land ratio or floor space index shall not be set separately.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 11-3 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>   print
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 Article 11-4 (Methods, etc. of Supply of Prepared Land)   print
(1) "Where a development project operator supplies any prepared land for purposes determined by Presidential Decree, including inducement of foreign investment" in Article 9-7 (2) of the Act means any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24107, Sep. 21, 2012>
1. Supplying any prepared land (hereinafter referred to as "prepared land") under Article 9-7 (1) of the Act to foreign-invested enterprises, foreign educational institutions and foreign medical institutions;
2. Supplying prepared land to the State or local governments;
3. Cases where a small and medium enterprise cooperative or business operators’ organization supplies prepared land to its members or business operators pursuant to Article 6-5 (2) 3;
4. Other cases deemed necessary by a Mayor/Do Governor to induce foreign investment or revitalize free economic zones.
(2) Where a development project operator intends to supply prepared land, he/she shall make a competitive bidding: Provided, That in any of the following cases, he/she may supply prepared land, by a free contract:
1. Supplying prepared land to any person falling under any subparagraph of paragraph (1);
2. Cases where he/she may supply prepared land by a free contract under related Acts and subordinate statutes.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the site for construction of a house not larger than the size of national housing defined in subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Housing Act (including sites for rental housing), the site for a detached house which is not larger than 330 square meters, sites for industrial facilities, and logistics facilities may be supplied by method of drawing of lots. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24107, Sep. 21, 2012>
(4) Where a development project operator intends to supply prepared land, he/she shall announce the following matters by no later than ten days prior to the deadline for application for supply (by no later than five days in cases of emergency or re-supply): Provided, That public announcement may be omitted in cases of supplying prepared land by a free contract under the proviso to paragraph (2):
1. The location, area and purpose of use of prepared land;
2. The timing, method and conditions of supply;
3. Supply price or method of determination of supply price;
4. Qualifications of persons entitled to supply and method of selection.
(5) Standards for price per purpose of use of prepared land shall be as provided for in attached Table 1: Provided, That in cases of supplying prepared land at a price below the cost of creation under Article 9-7 (2) of the Act, it shall conform to standards for price prescribed by the development project operator through consultation with the competent Mayor/Do Governor. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
(6) Details necessary for the supply of prepared land, other than matters provided for in paragraphs (1) through (5) shall be prescribed and announced by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24107, Sep. 21, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013 >
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 11-5 (Re-Investment of Development Gains)   print
Each development project operator shall reinvest 25/100 of development gains pursuant to Article 9-8 (1) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24688, Aug. 13, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 12 (Publication of Approval for Implementation Plans)   print
A Mayor/Do Governor shall publish the following matters in the public bulletin with regard to an implementation plan under Article 10 (1) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
1. The name of the unit district for a development project and the name of the development project operator (in cases of a corporation, the name of such corporation and the representative thereof);
2. Objectives and a summary of the development project;
3. The location and area of the unit district for a development project;
4. The duration of the development project;
5. Details of the land, etc. to be expropriated or used: Provided, That details of the land, etc. included in the publication of designation of the relevant free economic zone shall be excluded.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 12-2 (Procedures for Legal Fiction of Authorization, Permission, etc.)   print
The head of the relevant administrative agency in receipt of a request for consultation from a Mayor/Do Governor under Article 11 (2) of the Act shall present his/her opinions within 30 days from the date of receiving the request for consultation. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 12-3 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>   print
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 Article 13 (Inspection on Completion of Works)   print
(1) Where a development project operator intends to receive a work completion inspection in accordance with Article 14 (1) of the Act, he/she shall file an application for the work completion inspection, accompanied by the following documents, with the Mayor/Do Governor: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Written records of completion of works (including drawings and specification of completion of works and photos showing completion of works);
2. The map of cadastral survey;
3. Written records of land areas by purpose of use;
4. Written records of reverted public facilities, etc. and the drawings thereof;
5. Other documents prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
(2) Upon receiving any application for work completion inspections, the Mayor/Do Governor shall check whether the relevant development project has been undertaken in conformity with the relevant implementation plan and if he/she finds the relevant development project has been undertaken in conformity with such plan, he/she shall deliver an inspection certificate of work completion to the relevant development project operator and announce the following matters in the public bulletin: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The name of the development project;
2. The name and address of the development project operator;
3. The location and area of the development project and the area by purpose of use;
4. The date of completion of works;
5. Matters concerning management and disposal of major facilities;
6. Other matters recognized as necessary and announced by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 14 (Use of Land, etc. prior to Work Completion Inspections)   print
(1) Where any person who has rented or purchased, by contract, any land developed or any facility installed in a development project, requests for permission for using them prior to a work completion inspection, the relevant development project operator shall, if the use of such land and facility prior to the work completion inspection is deemed not to impede his/her development project, file an application for permission for use prior to work completion inspection without delay, accompanied by the following documents, with the Mayor/Do Governor, pursuant to the proviso to Article 14 (3) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
1. Documents stating the grounds for using them and the urgency of using them prior to a work completion inspection;
2. Documents showing the current progress of works involving such land and facility to be used;
3. Written opinion presented by the inspector of works or the supervisor of works with regard to the possibility of use of land and facilities to be used and their safety, etc.;
4. Drawings and photos showing such land and facilities to be used in the completion stage;
5. The explicit survey of the land to be used.
(2) Upon receiving an application from the relevant development project operator for using land and facilities under paragraph (1), the Mayor/Do Governor shall determine whether the developed land and installed facilities can be used in conformity with their usages and then take a disposition to grant permission or not tog rant permission within 30 days from the date on which he/she receives such application. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 14-2 (Scope of Installing Infrastructure)   print
The scope of facilities to be installed by kind under Article 14-2 (2) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23718, Apr. 10, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 23741, Apr. 20, 2012>
1. Roads: Roads meeting all of the following requirements:
(a) That it shall be a road that has been decided as a road under the National Land Planning and Utilization Act or a road district under the Road Act before the designation of a free economic zone;
(b) That it shall be a national highway, Do road or State-subsidized Do road under the Road Act, which is to be installed by local governments;
2. Waterworks and sewerage: Ducts of waterworks and sewerage not linked with the ducts of waterworks and sewerage within a free economic zone but just pass through the zone;
3. Electricity facilities: Electricity facilities to the boundary line of individual plot of land (hereinafter referred to as "individual plot of land") adjacent to an urban and Gun planning road with a width of six meters or wider on the land utilization plan within a free economic zone, which shall be facilities being the mainstay outside the free economic zone: Provided, That where main electricity facilities within a free economic zone are installed underground upon the request of a development project operator, the person who supplies electricity and the person who requests to install it underground shall bear the expenses incurred in installing main electricity facilities underground within a free economic zone in the ratio of 50:50;
4. Gas supply facilities: Gas supply facilities to the boundary line [to a fixed pressure control room where a fixed pressure control room is installed within the individual plot of land to supply gas for cooking or individual heating (excluding central heating)] of each individual plot of land within the free economic zone, which shall be facilities being the mainstay outside the free economic zone;
5. District heating facilities: Heat transfer pipes to the control valve at the entrance of each machine room of individual plot of land from the diverging point of heat transfer pipe, which shall be the mainstay outside the free economic zone;
6. Communications facilities: Cable facilities to the boundary line outside the individual plot of land from the facilities being the mainstay of the free economic zone and cable facilities from the facilities being the mainstay outside the free economic zone to the first terminal in the individual plot of land.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 15 (Subsidization for Local Governments)   print
(1) Where the State subsidizes local governments in accordance with Article 16 (3) of the Act, the Committee shall set standards for subsidization,by comprehensively considering the following matters. In such cases, the Committee shall consider the standards for subsidization provided for in Article 14 of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act:
1. The scale of job creation;
2. The effects of technology transfer;
3. The type of business run and the amount of investment made by foreign-invested enterprises located in free economic zones (hereinafter referred to as "foreign-invested enterprise located in a free economic zone");
4. The scope of contribution by local governments to induce foreign investments;
5. The ripple effects of foreign investments on the local economy as well as the national economy.
(2) Upon receiving requests from local governments for subsidization, the heads of central administrative agencies shallsubsidize such local governments according to the standards for subsidization set by the Committee: Provided, That wheresubsidies are granted under Article 14 of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act as the foreign investment areas under Article 18 of the same Act are designated within a free economic zone, no subsidies shall be granted.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 16 (Reduction of or Exemption, etc. from Rents on National and Public Property)   print
(1) The amount of rents for national and public property provided for in Article 16 (4) of the Act shall be an amount calculated by multiplying the rate of not less than 10/1,000 by the value of the relevant national and public property.
(2) The reduction or exemption rate applied to rents for national property provided for in Article 16 (4) of the Act shall be determined by the head of the competent central government agency of the relevant national property(including any person towhomit is delegated or entrusted under Article 28 or 42 (1)of the State Property Act; hereinafter the same shall apply) within the scope of 100/100 of the rents for the relevant national property. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22815, Apr. 1, 2011>
(3) Any foreign-invested enterprise located in a free economic zone that intends to qualify for reduction of or exemption from rents for national property in accordance with Article 16 (4) of the Act shall file an application for the reduction of or exemption from the rents with the head of the competent central government agency of the relevant national property. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22815, Apr. 1, 2011>
(4) Any foreign-invested enterprise located in a free economic zone that intends to have rents for any public property reduced or exempted in accordance with Article 16 (4) of the Act shall file an application for the reduction of or exemption from rents with the head of the relevant local government.
(5) The relevant local government shall prescribe details, such as the business entitled to the reduction of or exemption from rents for public property and the reduction or exemption rate of rents provided for in Article 16 (4) of the Act in municipal ordinance, taking into account the creation of jobs and effects on the revitalization of free economic zones and the local economy, etc.
(6) If the State and a local government sell any national or public property to any development project operator or any foreign-invested enterprise located in a free economic zone in accordance with Article 16 (5) of the Act and any purchaser is recognized to face difficulty in paying the purchase price in lump sum, it may extend the payment deadline of the purchase price or allow the purchaser to pay the purchase price in installments according to the following methods. In such cases, the interest applied shall not exceed four percent per annum:
1. In cases of national property: The payment deadline of the purchase price is extended within one year or the purchase price is paid in installments within 20 years;
2. In cases of public property: The payment deadline of the purchase price is extended or the purchase price is paid in installments, as prescribed by municipal ordinance.
(7) Rents and sales of national or public property under Article 16 of the Act shall be governed by the State Property Act and the Public Property and Commodity Management Act, except as otherwise provided for in the Act and this Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 17 (Preferential Subsidization for Infrastructure)   print
(1) The infrastructure the State or local governments shall preferentially subsidize under Article 18 of the Act shall be as follows:
1. National expressways, general national highways, Special Metropolitan City highways, Metropolitan City highways, local highways and State-subsidized local highways, which all link free economic zones with outside areas;
2. Principal roads inside free economic zones;
3. Railway, subway, airport and harbor facilities;
4. Parks and green areas;
5. Utility tunnels, tap-water and sewage systems and waste-disposal facilities;
6. Other infrastructure deliberated and decided by the Committee as requiring preferential subsidization to revitalize free economic zones.
(2) The State may subsidize infrastructure referred to in each subparagraph of paragraph (1) within 50/100 of the construction cost: Provided, That if deemed necessary to revitalize free economic zones, the State may subsidize the construction cost up to the total amount of after undergoing deliberation and resolution thereon by the Committee, exceeding 50/100 of the construction cost.
(3) Where the State provides subsidization under paragraph (2), it shall determine infrastructures subject to subsidization and the scope of subsidization after undergoing deliberation and resolution thereon by the Committee.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 18 (Provision of Foreign-Language Services)   print
(1) Foreign-language services rendered under Article 20 (1) of the Act shall be provided in English in principle and if deemed necessary, other foreign-language services may be rendered.
(2) The scope of foreign-language services under Article 20 (1) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Acts and subordinate statutes governing the designation and operation of free economic zones;
2. Development plans of free economic zones;
3. Various official business manuals and information materials compiled by administrative agencies in connection with the development project;
4. Documents sent to foreigners (including organizations of foreigners; hereinafter the same shall apply) in free economic zones;
5. Replies to civil petitions filed by foreigners in free economic zones;
6. Handling of queries and complaints from foreigners and counseling for foreigners in free economic zones;
7. Various publications and public notices made under this Act;
8. Other matters deemed necessary to ensure the conveniences of foreigners and announced by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy.
(3) If requested by foreigners in free economic zones, relevant administrative agencies shall translate materials under each subparagraph of paragraph (2) into English and provide foreigners with them and such administrative agencies may, if deemed necessary, render interpretation services.
(4) For the purpose of rendering foreign-language services under the subparagraphs of paragraph (2), relevant administrative agencies shall post necessary professionals, including interpreters, translators, etc., and compile and keep relevant materials, etc.
(5) Relevant administrative agencies may, if requested by foreigners in free economic zones, assist with their handling of civil-petition affairs, including preparation and submission, etc. of their civil petitions.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 19 (Payment in Ordinary Transactions)   print
The price in an ordinary transaction in any free economic zone under Article 21 of the Act, the amount of which is not more than USD 10,000 per transaction, may be paid directly by means of foreign means of payment between the parties to such ordinary transaction.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 20 (Appointment of Foreign Teachers, etc.)   print
(1) Qualifications for foreign teachers appointed to teach the curriculum of international high schools under Article 22 (7) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "international high school") shall be as follows:
1. Persons who satisfy the qualification standards for middle-school teachers provided for in Article 21 (2) and attached Table 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
2. Persons who have taught for not less than three years after obtaining teaching qualifications in accordance with laws of their countries.
(2) Any person authorized to appoint teachers may appoint any foreigner as a lecturer if necessary to administer the curriculum of an international high school.
(3) Qualifications referred to in each subparagraph of paragraph (1) shall apply to qualifications for appointment of foreign lecturers under paragraph (2): Provided, That any foreigner who has earned a bachelor's degree or higher in accordance with laws of his/her country shall be deemed to meet such qualifications.
(4) If any foreigner falling under the proviso to paragraph (3) is appointed as a lecturer, he/she shall undergo training for not less than one week, which is conducted by the head of the relevant international high school, within six months from the date of his/her appointment.
(5) Foreign teachers referred to in paragraph (1) shall be contracted every five years and they may teach only mother languages of their countries and subjects deemed necessary by the head of the international high school. The term of appointment for foreign lecturers under paragraph (2) shall be not more than one year and the term of appointment for them may, if necessary, be extended within three years.
(6) Foreign teachers and lecturers may be remunerated in accordance with their respective employment contracts, taking into account Article 5 and attached Table 11 of the Rules on the Remuneration of Public Officials.
(7) The services of foreign teachers and lecturers shall be governed by their respective employment contracts.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 20-2 (Requirements, etc. for Establishment of Foreign Medical Institutions)   print
(1) "Matters prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as the scale of capital, etc." referred to in Article 23 (1) 3 of the Act" refers to the following:
1. The amount of capital shall be five billion won or more;
2. A cooperative system shall be established, such as the conclusion of a management treaty with a medical institution established and operated in accordance with foreign Acts;
3. Those with foreign doctor's or dentist's licenses under Article 23 (6) of the Act shall be secured more than the ratio prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
(2) Provisions concerning capital under the Commercial Act shall apply to matters concerning capital in paragraph (1) 1.
(3) Necessary matters concerning the cooperative system under paragraph (1) 2 and the procedures to permit the establishment of foreign medical institutions under Article 23 (1) of the Act shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23741, Apr. 20, 2012]
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 Article 20-3 (Scope of Business Incidental to Medical Institutions)   print
"Incidental business prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as establishment, operation, etc. of a therapeutic hot spring under Article 9 of the Hot Spring Act" in the main sentence of Article 23-2 of the Act means the following business:
1. Public bath business under Article 2 (1) 3 of the Public Health Control Act;
2. Establishment and management of a therapeutic hot spring under Article 9 of the Hot Spring Act;
3. Tourist accommodation business under Article 3 (1) 2 of the Tourism Promotion Act, tourist-use facility business under subparagraph 3 of the same paragraph and international conference service under subparagraph 4 of the same paragraph.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 20-4 (Requirements for Permission for Casino Business for Foreign Investors)   print
"Matters prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as the credit standing of investors, etc." in Article 23-3 (1) 3 of the Act means the following matters: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21765, Oct. 1, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24107, Sep. 21, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24697, Aug. 27, 2013>
1. That the credit rating received from two or more credit rating companies referred to in the part other than the items of Article 6-5 (2) 1 or from a foreign credit rating agency internationally accredited shall be an investment-grade level or higher;
2. That the investment plan under Article 20-5 (1) 3 shall include matters prescribed in any of the following items:
(a) Contents that three or more types of tourism business under Article 3 of the Tourism Promotion Act, including hospitality business, shall be operated;
(b) Contents that 300 million U.S. dollars or more shall be invested by no later than the time the commencement of casino business is reported under Article 20-6 (2) and total 500 million U.S. dollars or more shall be invested by not later than two years after the commencement of business;
3. That facilities to be used for business facilities under Article 20-6 (1), which fall under any of the following items shall be ready at the time permission for casino business is applied:
(a) Hospitality business: Facilities that have been determined as a five-star hotel under Article 22 of the Enforcement Decree of the Tourism Promotion Act;
(b) International conference service: Facilities registered under Article 4 of the Tourism Promotion Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 20-5 (Application, etc. for Permission for Casino Business)   print
(1) Any person who intends to apply for permission for casino business under Article 23-3 (2) of the Act shall submit an application (including an application via electronic documents) for permission for foreigner invested casino business prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy together with the following documents (including electronic documents) to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In such cases, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall verify a certificate of corporate registered matters (limited to corporations) through common use of administrative information under Article 36 (1) of the Electronic Government Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22467, Nov. 2, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24107, Sep. 21, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Documents issued by the government of the country concerned or by an agency commissioned or delegated with the authority or affidavits of the applicant attested by a notary public and verified by the consulate of the Korean mission stationed in the country concerned under the Act on Notarial Acts Done at Overseas Diplomatic and Consular Missions, which authenticate that the applicant does not fall under any subparagraph of Articles 7 (1) and 22 (1) of the Tourism Promotion Act;
2. Documents verifying that the applicant meets requirements for permission under Article 23-3 (1) of the Act, and subparagraphs 1 and 3 of Article 20-4 of this Decree;
3. Investment plans (including financing plans and investment agreement specifying the project entity, location and size of the area for project, total project period and implementation schedule, project feasibility analysis, land use plan by purpose of use, size of facilities and placement plan, amount to be invested and time limit for investment, and other matters that the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism deems necessary);
4. Plans for operating the casino;
5. Articles of incorporation (limited to corporations).
(2) When any person who has obtained permission for casino business under Article 23-3 (1) of the Act intends to modify an investment plan under paragraph (1) 3, he/she shall consult with the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 20-6 (Requests for Preliminary Review)   print
(1) A person who intends to apply for permission for casino business under Article 23-3 (1) of the Act may request a preliminary review under Article 19 (1) of the Civil Petitions Treatment Act before applying for the permission under Article 20-5 (1).
(2) A person who intends to request a preliminary review under paragraph (1) shall pay at least 10/100 of 500 million U.S. dollars under Article 23-3 (1) 1 of the Act (referring to the amount of foreign investment to be stated at the time the registration of a foreign-capital invested company is effected under Article 21 (1) of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act), and prepare and submit to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism the documents prescribed in the subparagraphs of Article 20-5 (1) (excluding the documents proving that he/she satisfies the requirements prescribed in subparagraph 3 of Article 20-4 among documents referred to in Article 20-5 (1) 2).
(3) Upon receiving a request for preliminary review under paragraph (2), the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall review it within 60 days and notify the result thereof: Provided, That when necessary to confirm the factual relationship, etc., the period may be extended within the limit of 30 days.
(4) In making a notification of suitability as a result of preliminary review under paragraph (3), the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism may stipulate the following matters:
1. The requester shall comply with the time limit for investment specified in the investment plans referred to in Article 20-5 (1) 3;
2. The requester shall acquire at least 2/3 of the private land located in the area for project within two years from the receipt date of the notification of suitability, and shall secure ownership of or right to use state-owned land and public land;
3. The requester shall apply for casino business within four years from the receipt date of suitability after fulfilling the requirements under the subparagraphs of Article 23-3 (1) of the Act and the subparagraphs of Article 20-4: Provided, That where the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism deems it necessary, the period may be extended only once within the limit of one year;
4. Where any content of investment plans under Article 20-5 (1) 3 submitted at the time of preliminary review is to be modified, it shall be done within the scope classified as follows: Provided, That the project entity and the location of the area for project shall not be changed:
(a) The scope of decrease of the size of area for project or the modification of the size of land subject to land use plan by purpose of use shall not exceed 10/100;
(b) The range of extension of total project area or the decrease of total project cost shall not exceed 10/100;
5. The requested matter shall satisfy the criteria, procedure and method for preliminary review announced by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism pursuant to subparagraph 5.
(5) Matters necessary for the criteria, method and procedure for preliminary review other than those prescribed in paragraphs (1) through (4) shall be announced by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism after hearing opinion of the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) Where a person in receipt of notification of suitability as a result of preliminary review fails to comply with the matters stipulated in the subparagraphs of paragraph (4), he/she shall receive a notification of suitability again as a result of preliminary review.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24107, Sep. 21, 2012]
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 Article 20-7 (Places of Casino Business, Timing to Commence Business, etc.)   print
(1) A place of casino business under Article 23-3 (3) of the Act shall be located in a free economic zone in which foreign investment (referring to foreign investment under Article 2 (1) 4 of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act) is conducted, and shall be located in facilities incidental to hotel business (limited to facilities that have been determined as a five-star hotel) under Article 2 (1) 2 of the Enforcement Decree of the Tourism Promotion Act or the international convention facility business under subparagraph 4 (a) of the same paragraph invested by an applicant for permission for casino business.
(2) Any person who intends to commence casino business shall submit a report on commencement of business prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (including reports in electronic documents) together with the following documents (including reports in electronic documents) to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as prescribed in Article 23-3 (3) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Details of facilities and instruments installed under Article 23 (1) of the Tourism Promotion Act;
2. Documents evidencing that 300 million U.S. dollars or more have been invested in tourism business according to details of investment plans under Article 20-5 (1) 3.
(3) Each person who has been granted permission for casino business shall submit documents evidencing that 500 million U.S. dollars or more have been invested in tourism business to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism according to details of investment plans under Article 20-5 (1) 3 within 30 days from the date two years elapse from the commencement of business.
(4) Documents evidencing investment under paragraphs (2) 2 and (3) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 21 (Retransmission of Foreign Broadcasts)   print
The number of channels for foreign broadcasts which any CATV broadcasting business may retransmit under Article 24 of the Act shall not exceed 30/100 of the television broadcasting channels, radio broadcasting channels and data broadcasting channels under operation, respectively.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 21-2 (Standards, etc. for Supplying Rental Houses for Foreigners' Exclusive Use)   print
(1) Any person who intends to lease a rental house exclusively for foreigners' use (hereinafter referred to as "rental house for foreigners' use") under Article 24-2 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "rental housing business operator") shall have a person falling under any of the following subparagraphs as the other party to a lease contract:
1. Foreigners;
2. Foreign-invested enterprises, foreign educational institutions and foreign medical institutions.
(2) Each rental housing business operator shall select a lessee based on matters falling under any of the following subparagraphs, and determine the methods of selection in advance and obtain approval from the head of a free economic zone where a rental house concerned is located (hereafter referred to as "head of administrative body concerned" in this Article):
1. Any person falling under paragraph (1) 1: Period of residence in Korea and number of dependent family members;
2. Any person falling under paragraph (1) 2: Scale of investment, timing of investment and number of employees.
(3) Each rental housing business operator shall calculate key money for lease or rent based on costs of construction of rental house exclusively for foreigners' use and its incidental facilities, the level of key money for lease or rent of neighboring areas of the relevant rental house exclusively for foreigners' use, depreciation costs, repair and maintenance costs, etc., and obtain approval from the head of the relevant administrative body in advance: Provided, That if a rental house exclusively for foreigners' use is built by receiving subsidies from the State or local governments or the National Housing Fund under Article 63 of the Housing Act, standards announced by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy shall apply. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Where a rental housing business operator intends to convert a rental house exclusively for foreigners' use into the object subject to sale in lots after the lapse of ten years from the commencement date of rent, he/she shall prepare a plan for sale in lots by preferentially considering those who have resided in the rental house concerned at the time of conversion for sale in lots, and obtain approval from the head of the administrative body concerned.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 22 (Matters Subject to Deliberation and Resolution by Committee)   print
"Matters prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 25 (2) 7 of the Act means any of the following matters:
1. Matters concerning prevention of illegal circulation of foreign currencies in free economic zones;
2. Matters concerning prevention of rampant and unplanned development and measures to stabilize prices of real estate in free economic zones;
3. Matters concerning the criteria for installation, etc. for the structures within the sports facilities under Article 9-3 of the Act;
4. Matters concerning subsidization by the State for local governments under Article 16 (3) of the Act;
5. Other matters recognized as necessary for improving management conditions and a living environment for foreigners and announced by the Committee.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 23 (Members)   print
(1) The Vice Minister of Strategy and Finance, the Vice Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Vice Minister of Security and Public Administration, the Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Vice Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Vice Minister of Health and Welfare, the Vice Minister of Environment, the Vice Minister of Employment and Labor, the Vice Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Vice Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall be ex officio members provided for in Article 25 (5) of the Act. In such cases, in cases of a ministry which has two or more Vice Ministers, the Vice Minister designated by the head of the relevant ministry shall be such ex officio member. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Commissioned members provided for in Article 25 (6) of the Act shall be commissioned from among experts in the fields of labor, the environment, foreign investment, logistics, urban policies, etc. which are all related to free economic zones.
(3) The term of office for commissioned members under paragraph (2) shall be two years, who may be recommissioned only once.
(4) Where the position of a commissioned member is vacant, a new member shall be commissioned to fill the vacancy and the term of his/her office shall be reckoned from the date on which he/she is commissioned.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 24 (Operation of Committee)   print
(1) The chairperson shall represent the Committee and exercise overall control of the Committee's affairs.
(2) The vice chairperson shall assist the chairperson and perform the chairperson's duties when the chairperson is unable to perform his/her duties due to inevitable circumstances.
(3) The chairperson shall convene meetings of the Committee and preside over such meetings.
(4) Where the chairperson convenes a meeting of the Committee, he/she shall notify in writing each member of the date, venue and objectives, etc. of the meeting by no later than three days prior to the meeting: Provided, That the same shall not apply to an emergency.
(5) The Committee's meetings shall open with the attendance of a majority of all incumbent members and its resolution shall require the consent of a majority of those present.
(6) The Committee shall have one secretary in charge of administrative affairs and the secretary shall be appointed by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy from among public officials belonging to divisions prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
(7) Details necessary for the operation, etc. of the Committee, other than those prescribed in paragraphs (1) through (6) shall be prescribed by the chairperson upon resolution by the Committee.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 25 (Hearings of Opinions)   print
(1) If necessary, the public official of any central administrative agency, who is not an ex officio member may attend any meeting of the Committee to state his/her opinion. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
(2) If deemed necessary for deliberation, the Committee may have the Mayor/Do Governor having jurisdiction over the relevant free economic zone and any other interested person appear at a meeting of the Committee to hear his/her opinion.
(3) A Mayor/Do Governor may attend a meeting of the Committee to state his/her opinion on the designation, operation, etc. of the relevant free economic zone.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 26 (Allowances)   print
Members and relevant experts who appear at any meeting of the Committee may be paid allowances within budgetary limits: Provided, That the same shall not apply to public officials who appear at any meeting of the Committee in direct connection with their official duties.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 27 (Duties, etc.)   print
(1) If deemed necessary to perform duties concerning designation and operation of free economic zones, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy may request the relevant administrative agencies, relevant institutions, organizations, etc. to dispatch their public officials, executives or employees. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 28 (Administrative Bodies of Free Economic Zones)   print
(1) An administrative body under Article 27-2 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "free economic zone authority") shall perform administrative affairs under Article 27 of the Act and Article 31 (3) of this Decree, or administrative affairs delegated by the State or a City/Do in accordance with municipal ordinances or rules. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
(2) Where a Mayor/Do Governor intends to establish a free economic zone authority, he/she shall determine the timing for establishing such free economic zone authority, taking into account the level of development of the relevant free economic zone, administrative demand arising in the relevant free economic zone, the increasing number of permanent residents in the relevant free economic zone, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
(3) Where a Mayor/Do Governor intends to appoint the commissioner of a free economic zone authority under Article 27-2 (2) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "commissioner of a free economic zone authority"), he/she shall preferentially consider any of the following persons: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
1. Any person who has experience in taking charge of duties related to free economic zones;
2. Any person who has experience in developing cities, logistics or social infrastructure;
3. Any person who has experience in inducing foreign-invested enterprises or foreign capital.
(4) If necessary for the development projects in the relevant free economic zone, the commissioner of a free economic zone authority may request relevant administrative agencies or relevant institutions and organizations to dispatch their public officials, executives or employees. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
(5) The Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy may subsidize following expenses to a free economic zone authority pursuant to Article 27-2 (5) of the Act: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Operating expenses of a free economic zone authority, expenses incurred in inducing investment from domestic and foreign enterprises, expenses incurred in research and development, etc.;
2. Personnel expenses for public officials in contractual services under Article 27-4 (7) of the Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 28-2 (Delegation, etc. of Appointment Authority)   print
(1) A Mayor/Do Governor shall delegate the following authority to the commissioner of a free economic zone authority under Article 27-4 (1) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
1. Rights to transfer public officials in general services belonging to free economic zone authorities;
2. Rights to appoint public officials in technical and contractual services belonging to free economic zone authorities.
(2) A Mayor/Do Governor shall consult in advance with the commissioner of a free economic zone authority before transferring or dispatching public officials in general services under his/her control to the free economic zone authority. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 28-3 (Accounting and Finance of Free Economic Zone Authorities)   print
(1) The revenues and expenses of a free economic zone authority under Article 27-6 (1) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Revenues of a free economic zone authority:
(a) Subsidies provided by the State in accordance with the Act;
(b) Shares borne by a local government or transferred money from general accounts;
(c) Project profits, etc. accrued in the course of executing a project for a free economic zone, such as revenues from the sales of land, etc.;
(d) Rents of public facilities located in a free economic zone and other use fees, charges, revenues, etc.;
(e) Other items recognized by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy as necessary to include in the revenues for the promotion of a free economic zone;
2. Expenses of a free economic zone authority:
(a) Project expenses necessary to develop a free economic zone under the Act and induce investment, such as expenses incurred in installing infrastructure, etc.;
(b) Operating expenses of a free economic zone authority;
(c) Other expenses recognized by the Mayor/Do Governor as necessary to include in the expenses for the promotion of a free economic zone.
(2) Detailed methods of management and other necessary matters concerning the accounting and finance under paragraph (1) shall be determined by the following classifications:
1. A free economic zone established as a branch office under Article 115 of the Local Autonomy Act: Ordinance of a City/Do;
2. A free economic zone authority established as a local government association under Article 159 of the Local Autonomy Act: Rules of a local government association under Article 162 of the Local Autonomy Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 29 (Functions, etc. of Ombudsmen)   print
(1) Each ombudsman provided for in Article 28 (1) of the Act shall be commissioned by a Mayor/Do Governor from among persons who have profound experience in the business of foreign investment and are proficient in foreign languages.
(2) The term of office for each ombudsman shall be three years, who may be reappointed three times only.
(3) Each ombudsman shall perform the following duties:
1. Helping solve problems that foreigners and foreign-invested enterprises located in a free economic zone face;
2. Gathering information on managerial difficulties suffered by foreign-invested enterprises located in a free economic zone;
3. Gathering information on problems in living conditions for foreigners located in a free economic zone;
4. Devising ways to solve problems referred to in subparagraphs 2 and 3, and proposing administrative agencies concerned for implementing such ways.
(4) Each ombudsman may request relevant administrative agencies or organizations for cooperation in performing his/her duties under paragraph (3) and in such cases, the relevant administrative agencies or organizations shall, upon receiving such request, notify the ombudsman of their opinions within seven days from the date of the request.
(5) Each ombudsman shall closely cooperate with foreign-investment ombudsmen provided for in Article 15-2 of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act to efficiently solve problems that foreign-invested enterprises located in a free economic zone face.
(6) Each ombudsman shall analyze, each quarter, his/her records of resolving difficulties and report the outcomes thereof to the Committee within one month after completion of each quarter.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 29-2 (Assessment of Outcomes of Projects by Free Economic Zone)   print
To assess the outcomes of projects for each free economic zone pursuant to Article 28-3 of the Act, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy shall determine guidelines for detailed matters, such as criteria for, timing of, methods, etc. of assessment, following deliberation and resolution thereon by the Committee. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
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 Article 30 (Inappropriate Types of Business, etc.)   print
(1) "Types of business or facilities prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 29 (1) of the Act means any of the following types of business or facilities:
1. Types of business or facilities that undermine a comfortable residential environment;
2. Types of business or facilities that are harmful to the air, soil and marine environment;
3. Types of business or facilities that may impede the inducement of foreign investments by harming corporate environments or living conditions;
4. Types of business or facilities that are determined to be significantly low in its contribution to the development of the national economy in technology transfer, job creation, etc.
(2) Where the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy orders the relevant enterprise to suspend its business or close relevant facilities in accordance with Article 29 (2) of the Act, he/she may arrange any industrial complex as an alternative location for the type of business or facilities which can be located in such industrial complex, after consulting with the authorized manager or the management institution of such industrial complex provided for in Article 30 of the Industrial Cluster Development and Factory Establishment Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 31 (Delegation of Authority)   print
(1) The heads of central administrative agencies shall delegate the following authority to Mayors/Do Governors under Article 30 (1) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
1. Announcement in the Official Gazette of the details of modification to development plans for free economic zones under Article 7-2 (1) or (2) of the Act and of the details of modification under paragraph (3) of the same Article, which concern insignificant matters under paragraph (4) of the same Article;
2. through 6. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
7. Extension of the deadline for commencing a development project under the proviso to Article 12 (1) of the Act;
8. and 9. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
10. Announcement of any inappropriate type of business, etc. under Article 29 (1) of the Act, business suspension of any inappropriate type of business, etc. or an order to close any facility under paragraph (2) of the same Article, hearings provided for in paragraph (3) of the same Article and vicarious execution provided for in paragraph (4) of the same Article.
(2) When a Mayor/Do Governor has performed duties delegated under paragraph (1), he/she shall send copies of the relevant documents to the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Each Mayor/Do Governor shall delegate the following authority to the commissioner of a free economic zone authority pursuant to Article 30 (3) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Request for modification of a development plan for a free economic zone under the latter part of Article 7 (1) of the Act;
2. A route of request for modification of a development plan by a development project operator under Article 7 (2) of the Act;
3. Consultation on the development of an area for which a development plan for a free economic zone has yet to be established under the proviso to Article 7-3 of the Act;
4. Consultation on an area adjoining a free economic zone under Article 7-4 of the Act;
5. Permission for the alteration of form and quality of land, the construction of a building, the installation of structures, etc. under Article 7-5 (1) of the Act;
6. An order to reinstate under Article 7-5 (2) of the Act;
7. Vicarious execution under Article 7-5 (3) of the Act;
8. Designation of a development project operator under Article 8-3 (1) and (2) of the Act;
9. Consultation with the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy or the heads of relevant ministries under Article 8-3 (3) of the Act;
10. Announcement of the designation of a development project operator under Article 8-3 (5) of the Act;
11. An order for implementation under Article 8-4 (2) of the Act;
12. Revocation of designation of a development project operator and substitute designation under Article 8-5 (1) and (2) of the Act;
13. Announcement of the revocation of designation of a development project operator and substitute designation under Article 8-5 (4) of the Act;
14. An order to sell prepared land and notification thereof under Article 8-6 (1) of the Act;
15. Restitution of profits under Article 8-6 (4) of the Act;
16. Approval of an implementation plan and approval for the modification thereof under Article 9 (1) of the Act;
17. Consultation with the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy under Article 9 (2) of the Act;
18. Extension of the deadline for approval of an implementation plan under Article 9 (3) of the Act;
19. Consultation with a development project operator and reflecting the consulted matters into an implementation plan under Article 9 (5) of the Act;
20. Permission to divert the use of farmland under Article 9-6 of the Act;
21. Publication of approval and the modification thereof under Article 10 (1) of the Act;
22. Public perusal under Article 10 (2) of the Act;
23. Consultation with the heads of relevant administrative agencies under Article 11 (2) of the Act;
24. Work completion inspections under Article 14 (1) of the Act and permission for use of land, etc. before a work completion inspection under the proviso to paragraph (3) of the same Article (including prior consultation with the heads of relevant administrative agencies);
25. Registration of a foreigner-only pharmacy under Article 23 (2) of the Act;
26. Management of accounting of a free economic zone authority under Article 27-6 of the Act;
27. Reporting, inspection, etc. under Article 28-2 (1) of the Act;
28. A hearing under Article 28-4 (1) of the Act;
29. Imposition and collection of fines for negligence under Article 35 (3) of the Act.
(4) In handling administrative affairs under subparagraphs 8, 12, 16 and 27 among administrative affairs delegated under paragraph (3), a Mayor/Do Governor may present his/her opinions to the commissioner of a free economic zone authority in advance. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
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 Article 32 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 24107, Sep. 21, 2012>   print
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 Article 33 (Imposition and Collection of Fines for Negligence)   print
Standards for imposing fines for negligence under Article 35 (3) of the Act shall be as provided for in attached Table 2.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011]
ADDENDA
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2003.
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 18816, Apr. 28, 2005>
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18548, Sep. 17, 2004>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18816, Apr. 28, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Restriction on Acts within Districts of Development Projects) Any person who has commenced activities under the amended provisions of Article 8-2 (1) of the amended Act by obtaining permission or authorization (including cases where it is not necessary to obtain permission or authorization under the related Acts and subordinate statutes) under the related Acts and subordinate statutes as at the time the amended Act enters into force, under Article 4 (2) of the Addenda to the amended Act from among the Act on Designation and Management of Free Economic Zones (Act No. 7349) (hereinafter referred to as the "amended Act") shall file a report with the competent Mayor/Do Governor on plans for relevant activities and the status of progress within three months from the date on which this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20529, Jan. 8, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Insignificant Matters, etc.)
The amended provisions of Articles 6, 9 (2), 10, 12-3 and 31 shall apply to the first development plan for a free economic zone or the first implementation plan that is requested for modification or applied for approval of modification after this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20655, Feb. 29, 2008>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20937, Jul. 24, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Calculation of Changed Size)
The amended provisions of Articles 6 (3) and 10 (4) shall apply to the first development plan for a free economic zone or the first implementation plan that is requested for modification or applied for approval of modification after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Applicability to Liability for Installation Expenses of Electricity Facilities)
The amended provisions of subparagraph 3 of Article 14-2 shall also apply to cases where the relation of liability for installment expenses for main electricity facilities has not been established as at the time this Decree enters into force.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009]
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21185, Dec. 24, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2009. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21626, Jul. 7, 2009>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21641, Jul. 27, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 31, 2009. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 15 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21656, Jul. 30, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 31, 2009.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21765, Oct. 1, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 19, 2010. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 22467, Nov. 2, 2010>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22815, Apr. 1, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on April 1, 2011.
Articles 2 through 10 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23068, Aug. 5, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 28-3 shall enter into force on October 5, 2011.
Article 2 (Applicability to Publication of Designation of Free Economic Zones)
A free economic zone designated pursuant to the former provisions as at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed designated pursuant to the amended provisions of subparagraph 4 of Article 4.
Article 3 (Applicability to Designation of Development Project Operators)
The amended provisions of Article 6-5 shall apply to the first application of a development project operator, which is announced after this Decree enters into force.
Article 4 (Applicability to Documents Accompanied with Written Applications for Approval of Implementation Plans)
The amended provisions of Article 8 (2) 7 shall apply to the first implementation plan, the approval or approval of modification of which is filed after this Decree enters into force.
Article 5 (Applicability to Re-Investment of Development Gains)
The amended provisions of Article 11-5 shall apply to the first implementation plan, the approval of which is filed after this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23718, Apr. 10, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on April 15, 2012. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 15 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23741, Apr. 20, 2012>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 20-2 shall enter into force on June 1, 2012.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23966, Jul. 20, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 22, 2012. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24107, Sep. 21, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Modification of Insignificant Matters of Development Plans for Economic Fee Zones)
The amended provisions of Article 5-2 shall apply to the plans for economic free zones requested to modify after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Applicability to Designation of Development Project Operators)
The amended provisions of Article 6-5 shall apply to the invitations for public participation for development project operators publicly notified after this Decree enters into force.
Article 4 (Applicability to Standards for Supply Price of Prepared Land)
The amended provisions on the standards for supply price of prepared land under attached Table 1 shall apply to the prepared land supplied in accordance with the implementation plans approved or approved for modification after this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 12 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24688, Aug. 13, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Standards for Prices of Land for Industrial Facilities)
The amended provisions of attached Table 1 shall apply to the implementation plans the approvals of which are applied after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Re-investment of Development Gains)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 11-5, implementation plans approved (including the approval of the modification thereof; hereinafter the same shall apply) or the approval of which are applied for before this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the former provisions.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24697, Aug. 27, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on August 29, 2013. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 13 Omitted.