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South Korea

Safety Inspection System (KR0039)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: South Korea Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Customer Support Office, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Health, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Adoption of a Safety Inspection System Powered by the Public Petition
Commitment Start and End Date
September 1, 2018 ~ August 31, 2020
Lead Implementing Agency/Actor
Customer Support Office, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Commitment Description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
Recently an array of scandals surrounding frequently-used consumer goods has garnered attention from the public: pesticide-tainted eggs and toxic sanitary pads with volatile chemical compounds. In general, relevant government bodies collect and inspect the items that have become a social issue such as items with harmful substance domestically or internationally disclosed or pointed out by the National Assembly or the press. Therefore, the public has limited access to make requests for inspection. In addition, the outcome of the inspection is only partially disclosed which in turn hinders the public from participating in response measures.
What is the commitment?
The purpose of this commitment is to address the public’s concern over the food and drug safety through conducting an inspection on certain food or drug items upon the public’s request via petition and sharing the outcome of the inspection transparently. The public’s trust on the government in relation to health and safety will be boosted through directly listening to the public’s voice and carrying out policies accordingly.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
The detailed implementation methods are as follows: 1) to build and operate a publicpetition safety inspection website, petition.mfds.go.kr; 2) to create and operate the committee for the public petition safety inspection to select subjects of safety inspections petitioned by a majority of the public and discuss the validity of inspection outcomes; 3) to inspect items with a high number of petitions in the initial stage and ultimately determine the threshold number of petitions based on the analysis of cases.
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
Enhancing government-to-public communication and transparency
Exchange and Peer Learning
Sharing cases and relevant information at the international level
Additional Information
The budget for collecting and inspecting subjects of safety inspection needs to be secured
Milestone Activity with a Verifiable Deliverable
Creating selection standard
Selecting subjects of safety inspections every quarter
Contact Information
Name of Responsible Person from Implementing Agency
Seonjeong Seo
Title, Division
Administrative Officer, Customer Support Office
Email and Phone
seo4359@korea.kr, +82-43-719-1052
Other Actors Involved
N/A


South Korea's Commitments

  1. Public-Private Anti-Corruption System

    KR0036, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  2. Management System for Performance Venues

    KR0037, 2018, Open Data

  3. Real-name policy system

    KR0038, 2018, E-Government

  4. Safety Inspection System

    KR0039, 2018, Health

  5. Public Diplomacy System

    KR0040, 2018, Public Participation

  6. Open Communication Forum

    KR0041, 2018, E-Government

  7. KR0042, 2018, E-Government

  8. Disclosure of the Amount of Harmful Substance Contained in Foods

    KR0043, 2018, Environment and Climate

  9. Open Data

    KR0044, 2018, Open Data

  10. Discosure of cultural heritage resources

    KR0045, 2018, Infrastructure & Transport

  11. Open National Priority Data

    KR0046, 2018, Environment and Climate

  12. Public Data Qulity Management

    KR0047, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  13. Voluntary Compliance Customs Administration

    KR0048, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. Organization Information Disclosure Online

    KR0022, 2016, E-Government

  15. Information in Original Form

    KR0023, 2016, Capacity Building

  16. Standard Model for Pre-release Information

    KR0024, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. National Data Disclosure

    KR0025, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  18. Public Data Quality Management

    KR0026, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  19. Free Open Format Use

    KR0027, 2016, Open Data

  20. Open Data Standards

    KR0028, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Citizen Groups Government Service Design

    KR0029, 2016, Capacity Building

  22. E-government Service Environment

    KR0030, 2016, E-Government

  23. Citizen Service Portals

    KR0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Citizen Services Application

    KR0032, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  25. Public Sector Corruption Research

    KR0033, 2016, E-Government

  26. Citizens' Accessibility to ODA Statistics

    KR0034, 2016, Aid

  27. Disclosing information on international aids

    KR0035, 2016, Aid

  28. Strengthening Public-Private Collaboration

    KR0017, 2014, E-Government

  29. Providing Customized Services

    KR0018, 2014, Marginalized Communities

  30. Enhancing Information Disclosure

    KR0019, 2014, Public Participation

  31. Strengthening Public Service Ethics

    KR0020, 2014, Asset Disclosure

  32. Encouraging the Private Sector to Utilze Public Data

    KR0021, 2014, Open Data

  33. Provision of Diverse Public Services

    KR0001, 2012, E-Government

  34. Strengthening Citizens’ Monitoring of Government

    KR0002, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  35. Use e-People to promote public input in policy development

    KR0003, 2012, Public Participation

  36. Promote the Proposal System for receiving public input electronically

    KR0004, 2012, E-Government

  37. Develop a manual on consensus building among various stakeholders

    KR0005, 2012, E-Government

  38. Conduct field visits to interact directly with stakeholders

    KR0006, 2012, E-Government

  39. Simplify online civil affairs application forms

    KR0007, 2012, E-Government

  40. Refine the portal to be more user friendly

    KR0008, 2012,

  41. Customise online services for business

    KR0009, 2012, Private Sector

  42. Establish an Online Civil Affairs Hub to provide 24-hour services

    KR0010, 2012, E-Government

  43. Disclose critical information on food, environment, and education

    KR0011, 2012, E-Government

  44. Engage CSOs on relevant information to be disclosed

    KR0012, 2012, Public Participation

  45. Strengthen asset disclosure for public servants

    KR0013, 2012, Asset Disclosure

  46. Monitor restrictions on post-public employment

    KR0014, 2012, Asset Disclosure

  47. Release public information for private sector use on the data sharing portal

    KR0015, 2012, E-Government

  48. Engage citizens in administrative and budget processes

    KR0016, 2012, E-Government