Jumpstart Your Product Export Sales to South Korea
South Korea has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for U.S. companies for many years. USDA’s Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Seoul, reports that the U.S. is the leading exporter of agricultural products to Korea with a 24% market share. While total U.S. bulk agricultural exports to Korea dipped in 2019, exports of consumer-oriented products such as meat, dairy, and processed products continue to grow.
Despite escalated competition from export-oriented competitors, consumer-oriented American products continued to lead the expansion of the export market in Korea, which reflected Korean consumers’ increased demand for better value, quality and diversity. The Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement, (KORUS) implemented in 2012, coupled with on-going evolvement of the Korean food market, should generate greater export opportunities for American products in Korea in the coming years.
U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to South Korea, By the Numbers
U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods – US$4.7 billion (2020)
U.S. Processed Foods – US$2.9 billion (2020)
US travelers coming from the Focused Trade Mission to Japan need to take the morning flight from Haneda Airport (Tokyo) to Gimpo Airport (Seoul) on Oct 25.
Flight KE 2106
Departure: 9:20AM from Haneda Airport (Tokyo) Arrival: 11:45AM at Gimpo Airport (Seoul)
Due to the nature of the global pandemic and its impact on international travel, please consider resources such a www.travel.state.gov when determining if this event is appropriate for you or your company.
*Please note that this Focused Trade Mission has been postponed from March to October 25-27.
Register by the early deadline and receive each mission for only $325. After the early deadline, receive each mission for only $525.*
*Registration for both missions must occur on the same transaction to be eligible for the discount. If one of the mission registrations is cancelled, the discount is forfeited for the remaining mission.
Focused Trade Mission Services Provided
One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
Pre-event custom product research including market overview, importation and distribution analysis
Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
Retail store tour
Translation of up to two pages of materials into Korean
Table top showcase and trade reception
Inclusion in Trade Mission brochure containing your company profile, contact details and product lines
On-site assistance by Food Export’s In-Market Representative
Identifying top leads
October 25: Arrival in Seoul in the morning and Retail Store Tour in the afternoon
October 26: ATO Market Briefing and One-on-One Meetings with Qualified Buyers in the morning
October 27: Half-Day of One-on-One Meetings with Qualified Buyers and Departure to the U.S. in the Evening
Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.
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To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer.
Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast reserve the right to deny services to any firm or individual which, in the sole opinion of Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast, does not comply with FAS, MAP or Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast regulations or policies, or otherwise offer the best opportunity to achieve its mission of increasing food and agricultural exports. Submission of any false or misleading information may be grounds for rejection or subsequent revocation of any application or participation. Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast are equal opportunity employers and providers.