The ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit is underway in Busan. (Photo: Yonhap)

RoK-ASEAN trade up 20-fold in 30 years

The Republic of Korea (RoK)'s trade with Southeast Asian countries soared around twentyfold this year compared to that recorded in 1989, according to data released by the RoK Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea International Trade Association as saying.