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Ministry of Government Legislation, strengthening legislative exchange and cooperation with the U.S.
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Dec.22.2017
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  - Discussing regulatory policies with the Office of
    Information and Regulatory Affairs of the United States
  - Sharing opinions with the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives to improve legislative efficiency


□ The Ministry of Government Legislation (Minister Kim Oe-sook) visited the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which is an office in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the United States and the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives for four days and two nights from December 20 to 23.

 ㅇ This visit was designed to figure out how to respond to the rapid change in legislation by identifying legal issues such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the United States and the relevant legislative policies of the country.

□ Minister Kim Oe-sook met with Neomi Rao, the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the afternoon of December 21 and discussed the necessity of deregulation for technological innovation and the U.S. regulatory policies.

 ㅇ The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) serves the President of the United States in overseeing the development and implementation of his vision across the Executive Branch.

 

Administrator of the Office of Information

 

 ㅇ In particular, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviews and coordinates the major regulations proposed by the Executive Branch.

□ In addition, our Minister met with Jimmy Gomez, the current member of the United States House of Representatives for California's 34th congressional district and asked him to support Koreans living in the United States.

 

Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)

 

 ㅇ After the meeting, our Minister visited the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, met with Ernest Wade Ballou Jr., Legislative Counsel, and talked about legal issues related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the ways to enhance the cooperation between the legislative branch and the executive branch for improving legislative efficiency.

 

Minister Kim Oe-sook and Jimmy Gomez, the current member of the United States House of Representatives for California’s 34th

 

 ㅇ The Office of the Legislative Counsel provides legislative drafting services to the committees and Members of the House of Representatives in order to ensure clarity and consistency.

□ Before the meetings, on December 20, our Minister met with Richard C. Visek, the Acting Legal Adviser of the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State and shared information on furnishing legal advice on foreign relations such as conclusion of treaties.

 

the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives

 

□ This visit aimed to identify legal issues such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the United States and its legislative response. And we expect that we could make use of the lessons we learned from this visit in establishing our legislative policies.

□ “Because the legislative environment is dramatically changing due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are making efforts to strengthen our legislative exchange and cooperation with global leaders in legislation such as the United States to quickly respond to it,” our Minister said. 
 ㅇ “I look forward to the continued cooperation with the United States to take lessons from its legislative experience, because the necessity of deregulation and legislative support for facilitating technological innovation has been recognized.”

□ Meanwhile, our Ministry has maintained the cooperative relation with various countries. For example, we have signed 24 memoranda of understanding (MOUs) for exchange and cooperation with 14 countries* as of December of 2017.
   * China, Thailand, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Malaysia, Singapore, Colombia

 ㅇ Our Ministry will foster more diverse and greater exchange and cooperation in the field of legislation with other countries based on our experience and accomplishment of establishing a legal system.

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