Incheon confirms a 5-yearmaster plan, featuring 31 initiatives
TheIncheon Metropolitan City Government established a “5-year Fair Economy MasterPlan” to establish a fair market order in Incheon by eradicating unfair tradepractices, and to make Incheon a leading city in fair economy systems.
Incheon’s 5-year Fair Economy Master Plan features 31initiatives across three areas: Fair Trade, accompanied Growth and Consumers,and Labor.
▲ Incheon city established a 5-year plan for a fair economy inIncheon to make the city a leader in fair economy. Photo from the inaugurationceremony of the Incheon Metropolitan City Fair Economy Committee
In the field of fair trade, Incheon plans to initiate projectsto abolish unfair trade practices in construction, subcontracting in themanufacturing industry, culture, and arts to establish a fair market order. Inaddition, the city will launch a public delivery application service to supportsales channels for small business owners, and on-site monitoring of affiliatebusiness information disclosure to establish a healthy affiliate businessculture.
Inthe field of accompanied growth and consumers focusing on mutual growth throughcooperation and protection of consumer rights and interests, Incheon willexpand the Incheon Goods and Incheon e-Mall to support sales channels for smallbusiness owners, and promote a technology protection initiative for startups torevitalize the startup ecosystem.
Moreover, the city will look to engage in consumer rightsprotection and damage relief projects in order to respond to the increase ine-commerce transactions.
▲ One of the key projects thatwill make Incheon a fair economy city is the Incheon e-EUM card project.
In the labor sector, Incheon will provide legal counsel and education/trainingto protect workers and small enterprises, create a safe working environment,protect the basic rights and interests of workers under vulnerable conditionssuch as small workplaces, and resolve discrimination issues. Furthermore,Incheon plans to create a safe working environment through inspections andpre-emptive measures to prevent industrial accidents, and promote the safetyand health of workers.
The city will select nine out of the total 31 projects as keyinitiatives this year, and propose them for collaborative agenda items to theSeoul Metropolitan Fair Economy Council.
Thekey initiatives to help Incheon transform itself into a leader in fair economysystems will include: on-site monitoring of affiliate business informationdisclosure; promotion of public delivery application services; stimulation ofthe Incheon e-EUM card; alleviation of unfair treatment costs at veterinaryhospitals; survey on the status of apartment managers; and the establishmentand inspection of industrial accident prevention systems.