South Korea will ease 167 regulations closely related to people’s livelihoods to revitalize the local economy and to give people helping hand.
This is according to Prime Minister Han Duck-soo during a ministerial meeting on Wednesday. Some of the deregulations include permitting restaurants to hire foreigners to help with labor shortages.
Until now, foreigners with “E-9 non-professional employment visas” were not allowed to work at restaurants. Others include allowing online stores to sell contact lenses that had only been available at opticians.
The announcement followed as the Office for Government Policy Coordination successfully eased around 16-hundred kinds of regulations that were expected to create an economic effect of over 100 trillion won or some 77 billion U.S. dollars.
Source: Arirang News