1. Reasons for Amendment
The Amendment amends the current list (attached Table) of designated national core technologies and prescribes a sunset deadline for each technology by accounting for such factors as the level of technology in Korea and abroad and changes in technological and industrial environments based on Article 9 (Designation as National Core Technology and Change and Cancellation of Such Designation) of the Act on Prevention of Divulgence and Protection of Industrial Technology.
2. Major Provisions
A. Prescribe a sunset deadline for each technology (Article 3 and attached Table)
ㅇ Specify a sunset deadline (up to 5 years) for each technology through subject matter expert reviews of technologies for which a certain period has elapsed in accordance with the 4th Comprehensive Plan
B. Amend the list of national core technologies [attached Table]
ㅇ (New designations) Designate as new national core technologies two technologies in the hydrogen sector that have a high need for protection on account of their technological/economic value and changes in the technological environment, etc.
ㅇ (Modify current technology scope) Expand the scope of one currently designated national core technology in the automotive sector