Welcome to the Tax Programme of the OECD Korea Policy Centre. The Tax Programme was established in 1997, in order to disseminate advanced tax policies and policy experience to partner economies in the Asia-Pacific region in cooperation with the OECD.
The main missions of the Tax Programme are to provide opportunities to share tax policies and administrative experience on tax related issues such as OECD Model Tax Convention, and Transfer Pricing Guidelines through various programmes and to carry out research projects on international taxation.
Other projects include tax policy forums with experts, seminars on tax systems of developing countries for Korean investors and collaborative work with Regional Tax Organisations.
OECD Korea Policy Centre
9F Anguk Building, 33 Yulgongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-734, South Korea
Mr. Dong Hyun LIM (Global Relations Manager)
Tel: + 82 2 3702 7113 (mobile: +82 10 3706 8540)
Fax: + 82 2 3210 1133
The event will be held at hotels or convention centre in Seoul or major cities in Korea. Please contact the center to confirm the event venue in advance. The logistics will be sent out to participants before the start of the event.
It is recommended that you arrive the day before the event begins (e.g. on Sunday for events beginning on a Monday).
If you plan to come to Seoul before Sunday, please be advised that we will not be able to provide any accommodation until Sunday. However, we will be more than happy to book you into a hotel upon your request. Please note that you will be responsible for any expenses incurred before the official schedule begins.
Some hotel suggestions are as follows:
• Located in the southern area of Seoul
• Located in downtown Seoul
Accommodation and Meals
For the duration of the event, lodging and meals will be provided to all participants and experts by the OECD Korea Policy Centre. You will be staying at the seminar venue from the Sunday preceding the event to the following Sunday, your day of departure. If you have any special dietary needs, please inform us before your arrival.
Administration and Staff
During the seminar, the Center staff will be in the staff room near the seminar room. The office is equipped with a photocopier, fax machine, a telephone and the Internet. The classroom is equipped with an overhead projector and a whiteboard. Should there be any additional needs, we will do our utmost to help you.
Various activities will be offered during the event for both, participants and experts. Everyone will also be provided with opportunities to experience Korean customs and traditions.
On Saturday, participants will be given the opportunity to tour some of the historical attractions in Seoul and will also be given a chance to go shopping in a traditional Korean market.
Seoul, located in the central western region of the Korean Peninsula, is one of the oldest cities in East Asia. Seoul has been the capital city of Korea since the founding of the Chosun Dynasty more than 600 years ago. Seoul is a fascinating blend of the traditional and the modern. Today, Seoul is a metropolitan city of over 10 million people. It lies at the centre of political, diplomatic, economic and cultural activities in Korea. Seoul developed into an international city when it hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup Games. Now at the forefront of the world IT and digital industry, Seoul hopes to become the core logistics and financial hub of the Far East.
All of the city tour companies above have a variety of tour packages for many of the popular tourist attractions in Korea, for example Jeju Island, Gyeongju (the capital of an ancient dynasty in southern Korea), the Folk Village and Sorak National Park which is known for its scenic beauty.
The official website of the Korean National Tour Organization provides more information about touring in Korea.
Korean Currency Exchange Facilities
You can exchange main currencies such as US, Canadian and Australian dollars for the Korean won (Korean Currency) at banks located within Incheon International Airport. Bank opening hours are from 06:30 to 20:30. You can also exchange currency at almost all bank branches in Seoul between 09:30 and 16:30.
The exchange rate is approximately 1 US Dollar (USD) = 1,130 South Korean Won (KRW), as of December 2018.
Climate in Korea
Korea lies in a temperate climate zone and has four distinct seasons: a mild spring and autumn, a mostly humid, hot summer and typically a cold, dry winter. The average daily temperatures in Seoul throughout the year are as follows:
If you intend to bring any electrical or electronic devices (e.g. radio, cassette player) to Korea, please note that there is currently only one voltage in use in Korea - 220 volts.
Please feel free to contact Mr. Dong Hyun Lim, Global Relations Manager at the OECD Korea Policy Centre if you have any questions on visiting or staying in Korea. Telephone: +82 2 3702 7113 / Mobile: +82 10 3706 8540 / Fax: +82 2 3210 1133 E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also feel free to contact the OECD Global Relations Team in Paris: CTP.GlobalRelations@oecd.org