|•Resolution: The regulation had nothing to do with its original purpose of pursuing aesthetic beauty, and should be revised to enable multinational companies' creative business activities with advertisements that meet the global standards.
‣(Dec. 29, 2011) The 275th Regulatory Reform Committee meeting, presided by the Foreign Investment Ombudsman, was held to deliberate on the Enforcement Decree of the Outdoor Advertisements, etc. Control Act, where the Ombudsman requested that the Ministry of Public Administration and Security and the Seoul Metropolitan Government revise the Ordinance by taking the current situation into account to come up with reasonable measures.
‣A Home Doctor visited Seoul Metropolitan Government on Feb. 9, 2012, to consult on system improvement in order to address grievances of multinational distributors about outdoor advertisements.
‣The revised Seoul Metropolitan Government Ordinance on Outdoor Advertisements Control was proposed to the Seoul Metropolitan Council on April 6, 2012, and put to a vote on Sep. 10, 2012.
‣On Sep. 28, 2012, Park Won Soon, mayor of Seoul, announced the ordinance No. 5362, 'Seoul Metropolitan Government Ordinance on Outdoor Advertisements Control'.
•Results: New regulations reflecting most of the requests of the foreign investors now apply to outdoor advertisements throughout Seoul. Up to two outdoor advertisements are allowed per store in commercial, industrial and residential areas. It is meaningful that reasonable management rules were established that satisfy international standards.