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A Study on the Regulations and Laws Governing the Development of the Last-mile Logistics Industry in Korea

A Study on the Regulations and Laws Governing the Development of the Last-mile Logistics Industry in Korea

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Author Yeon-Joo Min, Jee-Sun Lee, So-Young Jang, Min-Seong Shin Date May 31, 2021
Publisher The Korea Transport Institute Page(s)
Keywords m-commerce markets, Logistics Industry in Korea, logistics service industry
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With the expansion of e-commerce and m-commerce markets, the last-mile logistics industry is growing rapidly. However, it is difficult to implement policies systematically in the last-mile logistics industry because of insufficient legal and institutional bases. In addition, many social issues are encountered in the industry, such as poor working conditions and unfair contractual relationships. Therefore, there is need for a policy to support the last-mile logistics industry based on the market situation.
Against this background, the 「Last-mile Logistics Service Industry Development Act」 was enacted and is scheduled to be enforced on July 27, 2021. However, no specific regulations have been prepared for matters entrusted to subordinate statutes.
The purpose of this study is to prepare a subordinate statute (draft) of the 「Last-mile Logistics Service Industry Development Act」 for strengthening the protection of workers in the industry and for industrial development. To this end, environmental analysis of the last-mile logistics service industry and structural analysis of the 「Last-mile Logistics Service Industry Development Act」 were performed.
Finally, 48 articles of the Enforcement Decree (draft) and 8 articles of the Enforcement Rule (draft) were prepared, as were 5 tables and 14 attached sheets.