Scope of the evaluation

FTA areas

The evaluation covers all areas of the FTA except those that have not been applied pending the final conclusion of the agreement (i.e. certain provisions of the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation, and the criminal enforcement provisions on intellectual property rights)

Time period

The evaluation covers time starting from 1 July 2011 (when the FTA was provisionally applied). It will also examine data going back at least five years prior to this date, so as to capture the impact of the implementation of the FTA.


The evaluation will cover the impact of the EU-Korea FTA in the EU and, to a certain extent, in Korea. The main focus will be on the EU and its Member States.