(Department of International Trade, Inha University)

Dr. Inkyo Cheong is a Professor of International Trade at the university, Incheon, Korea. He also served as the Vice President at the university and a member of advisory committees for various Ministries and national agencies. He had been President of Korea’s Negotiation Association (2011-2012), Korea’s International Trade Economist Association (2010), and Research Fellow for nine years (1996-2004) in the Korean Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), which is a national think-tank for trade policy.


Current Positions

  • 2016. 07 ~ present : Member, National Trade Strategy Forum

  • 2010. 11 present : President, FTA Research Forum

  • 2014. 11 ~ present : Member, Advisory Committee, ARTNet, UN ESCAP

  • 2004. 3 present : Professor, International Trade, Inha University

Editorial Board of Academic Journals

  • 2017.09~ present: A member of Editorial Board, Vietnam's Socio-Economic Development Journal (VSED), Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS)

  • 2015. 01 ~ 2018.06: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Korea Trade, Emerald Publishing

  • 2009.02 ~ 2016.01: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Jeongsuk Research Institute, Inha University

Selected Publications

Research Papers

  1. Lim, B., Yoo, J., Hong, K., & Cheong, I. (2021). Impacts of Reverse Global Value Chain (GVC) Factors on Global Trade and Energy Market. Energies, 14(12), 3417.

  2. Cho, J., Hong, E. K., Yoo, J., & Cheong, I. (2020). The Impact of Global Protectionism on Port Logistics Demand. Sustainability, 12(4), 1444.

  3. Lee, P. T. W., Lam, J. S. L., Lin, C. W., Hu, K. C., & Cheong, I. (2018). Developing the fifth generation port concept model: an empirical test. The international journal of logistics management.

  4. Lee, C., & Cheong, I. (2017). Regional contents in exports by major trading blocs in the Asia-Pacific region. Journal of Korea Trade.

  5. Cheong, I. (2016). Analysis of the FTA Negotiation between China and Korea. Asian Economic Papers, 15(3), 170-187.

  6. Tongzon, J., & Cheong, I. (2016). The ASEAN–Korea Trade In Services (AKTIS) Agreement: Its Impact on Indonesia and Other ASEAN Countries. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 52(1), 101-117.

  7. Cheong, I., & Suthiwartnarueput, K. (2015). ASEAN’s initiatives for regional economic integration and the implications for maritime logistics reforms. The International Journal of Logistics Management.

  8. Tongzon, J., & Cheong, I. (2013). The challenges of developing a competitive logistics sector in the era of regionalism: The case of ASEAN countries. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 16(6), 1-16.

  9. Cheong, I., & Tongzon, J. (2013). Comparing the Economic Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Asian Economic Papers, 12(2), 144-164.

  10. Cheong, I., & Cho, J. (2013). The impact of Korea's FTA network on seaborne logistics. Maritime Policy & Management, 40(2), 146-160.

  11. Lee, P. T. W., & Cheong, I. (2013). Clustering logistics with ports and shipping services in the time of troubled waters and free trade era.

  12. Cho, J., Ahn, B., Hong, K., & Cheong, I. (2020). Issues of Digital Trade Rules and Implications for Korea in the Post COVID-19 World. Journal of International Logistics and Trade, 18(3), 137-147.

Chapters in Books

  1. “An Approach for Facilitating E-Commerce: A threshold for tariff/tax exemption”. In Lurong Chen and Fukunari Kimura (eds.) E-Commerce Connectivity in ASEAN. ERIA: Jakarta. April 2020.

  2. “Developing the digital economy in ASEAN”. In Lurong Chen and Fukunari Kimura (eds.), E-commerce in free trade agreements and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Routledge, 2019.