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13140 Republic of Korea - Memorandum of Understanding on Preferential Hiring of Korean Employees and Employment of Family Members


   
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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 13140

 


DEFENSE

Preferential Hiring and Employment

 

 


Memorandum of Understanding
Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and the REPUBLIC OF KOREA

 


Signed at Seoul January 18, 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent
evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than
treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and
international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be,
therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime
jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the
United States, and of the several States, without any further proof
or authentication thereof.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Defense: Preferential Hiring
and Employment

Memorandum of understanding
Signed at Seoul January 18, 2001;
Entered into force April 2, 2001.

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Preferential Hiring of Korean Employees
and
Employment of Family Members
The United States of America and the Republic of Korea agree to the following:
1. United States Forces Korea (USFK) will employ exclusively Korean Nationals for those
civilian component positions that have been designated by USFK for occupancy by Korean
Nationals as of the date of entry into force of this Memorandum of Understanding.
Although those positions may be open to dependents of the US armed forces and
dependents of civilian component members, the dependents will be considered for the
vacancies only when there are no Korean Nationals who are available and qualified as
candidates. Positions designated for occupancy by Korean Nationals may be changed into
positions for occupancy by others only for reasons of national security.
2. The Republic of Korea will positively consider giving employment permission to
dependents of the US armed forces members and dependents of members of the civilian
component stationed in the Republic of Korea while they are retaining their A-3 status after
they enter Korea with an A-3 visa. Any of the eight employment status categories (E-1
through E-8) may be available to dependents of the members of the US armed forces and
dependents of the civilian component as long as they meet employment requirements for a
position stipulated by the Korean Immigration Law. Republic of Korea tax laws and
regulations shall apply for any income not exempt from taxation under paragraph 2, of
Article XIV of the United States-Republic of Korea Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), as
amended.
This Memorandum of Understanding shall enter into force one month after the date of a
written notification from the Government of the Republic of Korea to the Government of the
United States of America that it has approved this Memorandum of Understanding in
accordance with its legal procedures.
DONE at Seoul this 18 day of January, 2001, in duplicate, in the English and Korean
languages.
FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: FOR THE REPUBLIC
OF KOREA:

 



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