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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT

Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18267, Jan. 29, 2004

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18978, Jul. 27, 2005

Presidential Decree No. 19542, jun. 22, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 20261, Sep. 10, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21641, Jul. 27, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21676, Aug. 6, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21835, Nov. 20, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 22597, Dec. 31, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22858, Apr. 5, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23719, Apr. 10, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 23759, May 1, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24955, Dec. 11, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 26358, jun. 30, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26922, Jan. 22, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27312, Jul. 6, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27960, Mar. 27, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28212, Jul. 26, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28614, Jan. 30, 2018

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to prescribe matters delegated by the Distribution Industry Development Act and other matters necessary for enforcing said Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009>
 Article 2 (Scope of Place Where Services Are Rendered)
A place where services are rendered in any salesroom provided for in the latter part of subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Distribution Industry Development Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall be any place where any of the following facilities is installed:
1. Class I neighborhood living facilities under subparagraph 3 (b) through (e) of attached Table 1 (hereafter referred to as the "same Table" in this Article) of the Enforcement Decree of the Building Act;
2. Class II neighborhood living facilities under subparagraph 4 of the same Table;
3. Cultural and assembly facilities under subparagraph 5 of the same Table;
4. Sports facilities under subparagraph 13 of the same Table;
5. General business facilities under subparagraph 14 (b) of the same Table (excluding officetels).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009]
 Article 3 (Requirements, etc. for Superstores)
(1) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
(2) "At least two interlinked buildings that are prescribed by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 3 (a) of Article 2 of the Act means buildings, the shortest distance among which is not more than 50 meters and for which an underground passage or a ground passage through which consumers can pass is built, thereby enabling them to function as a superstore. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
(3) Where a corridor, which is a common area directly adjacent to a shop within a building under the Act on Ownership and Management of Condominium Buildings, exists, the area of the corridor shall be included when calculating the area of a shop under subparagraph 3 (c) of Article 2 of the Act. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19542, Jun. 22, 2006]
 Article 3-2 (Scope of Quasi-Superstores)
"Which is prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the main sentence of subparagraph 4 of Article 2 of the Act means supermarkets (47121) and general merchandising stores selling mainly foods and beverages (47129) under the Korean Standard Industrial Classification publicly notified by the Commissioner of the Statistics Korea on December 28, 2007 pursuant to Article 22 of the Statistics Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22597, Dec. 31, 2010]
 Article 4 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 22597, Dec. 31, 2010>
 Article 5 (Scope of Shopping Malls)
"District densely clustered with wholesale, retail, or service stores on the street or in the underground passage of a certain width the number of which is at least the one determined by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 7 of Article 2 of the Act means any of the following: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28614, Jan. 30, 2018>
1. The district where at least 30 wholesale stores, retail stores, or service stores are concentrated in the street or in the underground passage of not more than 2,000 square meters;
2. The district, in which stores meeting each of the following requirements, including wholesale stores or retail stores of the same type of business requiring large area for displaying, selling, etc., due to special features of the type of business (hereafter in this Article referred to as “wholesale or retail stores of special type of business), are deemed concentrated by the Special Self-Governing City Mayor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu:
(a) The area of street or underground passage shall be the same as or smaller than the sum of average area of wholesale or retail stores of special type of business multiplied by total number of wholesale or retail stores plus the total area of all service stores;
(b) At least 30 wholesale stores, retail stores, or service stores shall be concentrated;
(c) The number of wholesale or retail stores of special type of business shall be 50/100 or more of the number of stores prescribed in item (b).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26358, Jun. 30, 2015]
 Article 5-2 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
 Article 6 (Request, etc. for Submission of Data Necessary for Formulation of Master Plans, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy may request the heads of relevant central administrative agencies to submit data necessary to formulate a master plan for development of the distribution industry (hereinafter referred to as "master plan") provided for in Article 5 (1) of the Act by the last day of October of the year immediately preceding the year when the relevant master plan is to be implemented. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy may request the heads of relevant central administrative agencies to submit data containing the following matters that are necessary to formulate an action plan for the development of the distribution industry provided for in Article 6 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "action plan") by the last day of March each year: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013>
1. Basic direction-setting for policy measures for developing the distribution industry;
2. Project undertakers and details thereof;
3. Required funds and methods of funding;
4. Methods of undertaking projects;
5. Other matters necessary to formulate an action plan.
(3) The heads of relevant central administrative agencies shall submit the results of implementation of the action plan to the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy by the last day of February of the following year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013>
 Articles 6-2 and 6-3 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009>
 Article 6-4 (Scope of Fact-Finding Surveys on Distribution Industry)
(1) The scope of a fact-finding survey on the distribution industry (hereinafter "fact-finding survey") in accordance with Article 7-4 (3) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Matters concerning the current state of superstores, nonstore sale, and wholesale and retail stores; the business environment; the purchase of goods; the actual state of business; the characteristics of enterprises, and other relevant matters;
2. Matters concerning logistics standardization, informatization, and the promotion of joint logistics aimed at increasing the efficiency of distribution function by region and type of business;
3. Other matters on which a fact-finding survey is deemed necessary by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy to formulate the policies for developing the distribution industry.
(2) The Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy shall conduct fact-finding surveys referred to in paragraph (1) according to the following classification: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Regular survey: A survey conducted every three years in order to formulate and implement new plans and policies for the distribution industry;
2. Occasional survey: A survey focused on the specific types of business and sectors, etc. where the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy deems it necessary to efficiently map out a master plan, an action plan, etc.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19542, Jun. 22, 2006]
 Article 6-5 (Supplementation Request Period for Reports on Impact Evaluation of Business Districts and Regional Cooperation Plans, etc.)
(1) “Period prescribed by Presidential Decree” in Article 8 (2) of the Act shall be 30 days. In such cases, Saturdays and holidays shall not be included. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27312, Jul. 6, 2016>
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 27312, Jul. 6, 2016>
[This Article Newly Inserted Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013]
 Article 6-6 (Specialized Institutions for Inspection of Reports on Impact Evaluation on Business Districts and Regional Cooperation Plans)
(1) “Specialized institution prescribed by Presidential Decree” in Article 8 (7) of the Act means either of the following institutions:
1. The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry under the Chambers of Commerce and Industry Act;
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27312, Jul. 6, 2016]
 Article 7 (Scope of Permission, etc. Deemed Granted)
"Permission to engage in or reporting on food manufacturing business, food processing business, food sale business, or restaurant business, as prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 9 (1) 3 of the Act means the following permission or reporting: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18978, Jul. 27, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 21676, Aug. 6, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
1. Permission to engage in the business of operating an entertainment pub or the business of operating entertainment drinking facilities provided for in Article 23 of the Enforcement Decree of the Food Sanitation Act;
2. Reporting of engaging in the business of food manufacturing and processing, the business of spot-sale food manufacturing and processing, the business of food additives manufacturing, the business of food subdivision and sales, the business of service station restaurants, the business of general restaurants, and the business of confectionary provided for in Article 25 of the Enforcement Decree of the Food Sanitation Act.
 Article 7-2 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
 Article 7-3 (Business Entities Which Are Entitled to Support for Establishment of Joint Wholesale Logistics and Distribution Centers for Small and Medium Distribution Enterprises)
"At least 50 retailers, or at least 10 wholesalers who are prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the main sentence of Article 17-2 (1) of the Act means at least 50 retailers, or at least 10 wholesalers, who are engaged in a business prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, from among wholesale business or retail business prescribed in attached Table 1 of the Enforcement Decree of the Framework Act on Small and Medium Enterprises. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009]
 Article 8 (Scope of Distribution Information Available to the Public)
"Distribution information prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the proviso to Article 22 (2) of the Act means any of the following information: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
1. Information requested by the heads of relevant administrative agencies, the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor, a Do Governor, or a Special Self-Governing Province Governor in order to use it for administrative purposes;
2. Information requested by investigation agencies in order to use it for investigative purposes;
3. Information furnished by court orders.
 Article 9 (Period of Keeping Standard Electronic Distribution Documents)
"Period prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 22 (3) of the Act means three years. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
 Article 9-2 (Institutions For Training Manpower Engaging in Distribution Sector)
"Institutions which are in compliance with the standards for facilities, manpower and training records prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 23 (3) 3 of the Act means institutions that meet the standards for designation of distribution training institutions as shown in attached Table 2-2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19542, Jun. 22, 2006]
 Article 10 (Conducting, etc. Qualifying Examinations for Certified Distribution Managers)
(1) When the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy intends to conduct a qualifying examination for certified distribution managers (hereinafter referred to as the "examination") in accordance with Article 24 (2) of the Act, he/she shall publicly announce the date, subjects, and location of, and requirements for the examination, standards for passing the examination, and other necessary matters related to the examination in daily newspapers, etc. at least 90 days prior to the date of such examination. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 23759, May 1, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013>
(2) Certified distribution managers shall be categorized into Grade I, Grade II, and Grade III.
(3) Standards for categorizing certified distribution managers by grade, and examination subjects shall be as listed in attached Table 3.
(4) The examination shall consist of a written examination and interview.
(5) The following persons shall be eligible to apply for the Grade I examination: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20261, Sep. 10, 2007; Presidential Decree No. 21835, Nov. 20, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013>
1. A person who has at least seven years’ working experience in the field of distribution;
2. A person who has at least five years’ working experience in the field of distribution after qualifying as a certified Grade II distribution manager;
3. A person who has at least three years’ working experience in the relevant field after obtaining qualification as a certified business manager provided for in Article 46 (1) of the Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Act.
 Article 11 (Standards, etc. for Passing Examination for Certified Distribution Managers)
(1) Standards for passing the written examination are, with 100 points the highest score for each subject, at least 40 points per subject with an average of at least 60 points for all subjects, while standards for passing the interview are at least 60 out of a total of 100 points.
(2) Where any person who has completed the training course offered by any distribution training institution provided for in Article 23 (2) of the Act or any person who has required work experience applies for the examination, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy may add scores by up to 10 points to the average scores according to the standards determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013>
(3) The standards for the suspension of qualification under Article 24 (6) of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 3-2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27312, Jul. 6, 2016>
 Article 12 (Public Announcement, etc. of Successful Examinees)
(1) The Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy shall publicly announce successful examinees on the information and communications network within 40 days from the date on which the examination is conducted. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy shall issue a qualification certificate of certified distribution manager to each successful examinee, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013>
 Article 13 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 27312, Jul. 6, 2016>
 Article 14 (Consultation Period)
"Period prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the latter part of Article 30 (2) of the Act means 30 days. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
 Article 15 (Grounds for Revoking Designation of Joint Collection and Delivery Centers)
"When normal execution of projects is deemed impracticable due to any reason prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 33 (2) 4 of the Act means the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
1. Where any entity that operates any joint collection and delivery center becomes bankrupt;
2. Where any corporation, association, etc. that operates a joint collection and delivery center is dissolved;
3. Where the construction of any joint collection and delivery center has been suspended for at least six months from the date on which the construction began;
4. Where the construction of any joint collection and delivery center has not been completed within five years from the date on which the relevant joint collection and delivery center is designated.
 Article 15-2 (Sales, etc. of State and Public Property)
"Which are prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the former part of Article 35-2 (1) of the Act means cases where it is intended to sell general property provided for in the State Property Act or the Public Property and Commodity Management Act, which is located on the site on which a superstore is scheduled to open or a joint wholesale logistics and distribution center for small and medium distribution enterprises is planned to be built. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21641, Jul. 27, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19542, Jun. 22, 2006]
 Article 15-3 (Entrusted Opening of Roads)
Where a person who intends to open a superstore or build a joint wholesale logistics and distribution center for small and medium distribution enterprises pursuant to Article 35-2 (2) of the Act entrusts the construction of a road pursuant to Article 35-2 (5) of the Act, he/she shall conclude an entrustment contract concerning the following matters with the State or the relevant local government:
1. Site of the entrusted project;
2. The scale and amount of the entrusted project and other matters that form the basis for the work design;
3. The period during which the entrusted project is undertaken (including the date of construction, the estimated date of completion, and the process planning);
4. Matters concerning the method of paying costs necessary to undertake the entrusted project and the management of such fund;
5. Where a person who entrusts the project supplies real estate, machinery and materials, or workers, matters concerning their management;
6. Matters concerning the risk bearing;
7. Other matters necessary to clarify the details of the entrusted project.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19542, Jun. 22, 2006]
 Article 15-4 (Scope of Disputes)
The living environment referred to in Article 36 (6) of the Act shall be any of the following: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22597, Dec. 31, 2010>
1. Traffic congestion in neighboring areas due to the construction of superstores or quasi-superstores (hereinafter referred to as "superstores, etc.");
2. Noise, vibration, and odor in neighboring areas due to the construction of superstores, etc.;
3. Pollution of air, soil, and water, and sea contamination in neighboring areas due to the construction of superstores, etc.;
4. Other inconveniences suffered by residents in neighboring areas due to the opening of superstores, etc.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009]
 Article 16 (Procedures for Mediating Distribution Disputes)
(1) When the Distribution Dispute Mediation Committee provided for in the provisions of Article 36 of the Act (hereafter referred to as the "Distribution Dispute Mediation Committee") receives an application for mediating any distribution dispute, it shall notify any party involved in the distribution dispute, other than the applicant, of such fact and the details thereof within three days from the date the application is filed. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19542, Jun. 22, 2006>
(2) In the event that the mediation of any distribution dispute is effected pursuant to Article 39 of the Act or any mediation is rejected or suspended pursuant to Article 40 of the Act, the Distribution Dispute Mediation Committee shall promptly notify the parties and the head of a Si (including the head of an administrative Si under Article 11 of the Special Act on the Establishment of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Development of Free International City)/Gun/Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu) of the details thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 26922, Jan. 22, 2016>
 Article 16-2 (Application Filed for Mediation of Disputes)
Anyone who intends to file an application for meditation of a dispute involving any superstore, etc. pursuant to Article 37 of the Act shall file an application with the Distribution Dispute Mediation Committee of a relevant Special Self-Governing City/Si/Gun/Gu, stating the following matters: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22579, Dec. 31, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
1. The name (in cases of a corporation, the company name and the name of the representative of the corporation), address, and contact details of the applicant;
2. The name (in cases of a corporation, the company name and the name of the representative of the corporation), address, and contact details of the other party;
3. The cause and history of the dispute;
4. Any damage caused by the business activity of the other party or any damage to the living environment;
5. Matters requiring mediation;
6. Other matters requiring mediation.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19542, Jun. 22, 2006]
 Article 16-3 (Integration of Mediation Applications)
Where multiple applications for mediation in the same case are filed at the same time, the Distribution Dispute Mediation Committee may deal with such multiple applications for mediation in the same case in an integrated manner.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19542, Jun. 22, 2006]
 Article 17 (Sharing Distribution Dispute Mediation Expenses)
Where research is required to mediate any distribution dispute referred to in Article 37 of the Act and the parties agree to entrust the research, the parties shall equally bear expenses required to perform the research: Provided, That in the event that a different agreement is reached between the parties with respect to the sharing of expenses, it shall be governed by such agreement. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013>
 Article 18 (Entrustment of Duties)
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy shall entrust the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the affairs regarding the administration of the qualifying examination for certified distribution managers under Article 24 of the Act and the issuance of qualification certificates under Article 12 (2), as prescribed by Article 46 (4) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28212, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27312, Jul. 6, 2016]
 Article 18-2 (Processing of Personally Identifiable Information)
A Special Self-Governing City Mayor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (including a person to whom the relevant authority has been delegated or entrusted where such authority was delegated or entrusted) may process materials which include resident registration numbers under subparagraph 1 of Article 19 of the Enforcement Decree of the Personal Information Protection Act where unavoidable to conduct business related to registration of the establishment of superstores, etc. or modification to any registered matter.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27960, Mar. 27, 2017]
 Article 18-3 (Re-Examination of Regulation)
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy shall examine the appropriateness of the following matters every two years, counting from each base date specified in the following (referring to the period that ends on the day before the base date of every second year) and shall take measures, such as making improvements:
1. The scope of distribution information available to the public under Article 8: January 1, 2015;
2. Period of keeping standard electronic distribution documents under Article 9: January 1, 2015;
3. Guidelines for imposition of administrative fines under Article 19 and attached Table 4: January 1, 2015.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014]
 Article 19 (Guidelines for Imposition of Administrative Fines)
The guidelines for imposition of administrative fines provided for in Article 52 of the Act shall be as listed in attached Table 4.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 31, 2004.
Article 2 (Special Cases concerning Subjects of Qualifying Examination for Certified Distribution Managers)
The subject for examination for certified distribution managers that is conducted for the first time after this Decree enters into force shall be as follows, notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 3:
1. Subjects for Grade I Examination: Marketing, distribution industry (including distribution-related Acts and regulations), management and administration, commodity planning, sale management, market survey, and analysis of commercial districts;
2. Subjects for Grade II Examination: General distribution management, organization and personnel affairs, purchase skills and knowledge of commodities, salesmanship, and sales-related clerical work;
3. Subjects for Grade III Examination: Common knowledge of distribution (including basic foreign languages), knowledge of commodities, salesmanship, and sales-related clerical work.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Change in Division of Superstores)
Any person who opens a superstore or a wholesale center (including any person who performs the business of a superstore opener) from among the superstores as at the time this Decree enters into in force shall have such superstore and wholesale center registered in conformity with the division of superstores provided for in the amended provisions of attached Table 1 within three months after this Decree enters into force.
Article 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18978, Jul. 27, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 28, 2006.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19542, Jun. 22, 2006>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on June 24, 2006.
(2) (Transitional Measure concerning Sale of State or Public Property) Where the procedures for selling any State or public property are underway in connection with the opening of any superstore as at the time this Decree enters into force, such case shall be governed by the previous provisions.
(3) (Transitional Measure concerning Markets) Where any market is registered pursuant to the previous attached Table 1 as at the time this Decree enters into force, such market shall be deemed a superstore provided for in the provisions of Article 8 of the Act even after this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20261, Sep. 10, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20678, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21641, Jul. 27, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 31, 2009. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 15 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21676, Aug. 6, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on August 7, 2009. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21764, Oct. 1, 2009>
This Decree shall enter into force on October 2, 2009.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21835, Nov. 20, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 22, 2009.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 22597, Dec. 31, 2010>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22858, Apr. 5, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Fines)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 4, the previous provisions shall apply to the application of criteria for imposition of administrative fines for violations committed before this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23719, Apr. 10, 2012>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23759, May 1, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 (Applicability to Public Announcement of Examinations)
The provisions of this Decree concerning the change of a deadline for public announcement of examinations, etc. shall apply beginning with the first test administered after January 1, 2013.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24442, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 12 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 24511, Apr. 22, 2013>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 24670, Jul. 22, 2013>
This Decree shall enter into force on July 24, 2013.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24955, Dec. 11, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on December 12, 2013.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2015.
Articles 2 through 16 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 26358, Jun. 30, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26922, Jan. 22, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 25, 2016.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27312, Jul. 6, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 7, 2016: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 11 (3) and attached Table 3-2 shall enter into force on July 28, 2016, and the amended provisions of Articles 13 and 18 shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Supplementation Request Period for Reports on Impact Evaluation of Business Districts and Regional Cooperation Plans)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 6-5 (1), the previous provisions shall apply where reports on impact evaluation of business districts and regional cooperation plans are submitted before this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27960, Mar. 27, 2017>
This Decree shall enter into force on March 30, 2017. (Proviso Omitted.)
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28212, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28614, Jan. 30, 2018>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.