A New Flavor Profile for Korea

Texas deEvandro Brazil opened in 1998 with the vision to create a Brazilian fusion dining experience that nobody had imagined before. Today, we have 35 U.S. locations across 17 states and several international locations that are thriving because of the popularity of this one-of-a-kind cuisine.  I was taken by surprise, as one can imagine, when I was approached by Korea’s Sun at Foods a few years ago about opening a franchise in South Korea. Initially, I wasn’t sure how the Brazilian inspired dishes that we serve would appeal to the Korean palette, but after working at length with Sun at Foods, I started to see a connection.… Read More

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Correct Craft in Korea

billCorrect Craft has a rich 20-year history of doing business in Korea. We take great pride in the fact that our Nautique brand is the long-time official boat of the Korean Waterski and Wakeboard Association (KWWA).

In 2011 our involvement in Korea transitioned to a new and exciting level following my first of several trips to the country. In this first visit I met with many people to learn about and understand how Correct Craft could better serve the Korean market. Through these meetings I gained a fuller appreciation of the many opportunities we have in Korea and saw firsthand the love Koreans already possess for watersports.… Read More

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Where Sports Meet Fashion: ’47 and its Introduction to the Korean Market

MFThe ‘47 story is a classic American story where in 1947, twin brothers and Italian immigrants, Arthur and Henry D’Angelo founded Twins Enterprise, now ’47. The Boston-based brothers were entrepreneurial pioneers who were quick to see the future of sports licensing by selling pennants and other sports memorabilia on the streets around Fenway Park. Through a combination of hard work, sound instincts and incredible passion, the brothers were able to grow our business from a single street cart into a premier sports lifestyle brand that uniquely melds sport and style.

We have established ourselves as a premium global sports lifestyle brand and are proud to be a licensed partner with the four key professional American sports leagues: MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, as well as over 900 colleges.… Read More

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Major League Baseball is a Hit with Korean Fans

Park_ImageOn April 8, 1994, Chan Ho Park took the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Atlanta Braves and became the first Korean to play in Major League Baseball (MLB). He would continue on to become the winningest Asian pitcher in MLB history during his 16-year MLB career. Since Park’s debut, 14 other Koreans have played in the Major Leagues and MLB scouts are taking notice of the talented players in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO).

Introduced by missionaries, baseball arrived in Korea in the early 1900s. It rose in popularity throughout the 20th century, and in 1982 the Korean Professional Baseball League (now the KBO) launched with six teams.… Read More

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Four Years In: The Benefits of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

USChamber(Originally posted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website).

The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement entered into force four years ago today. While it’s still too early to arrive at a full assessment of its results, the agreement has already brought real benefits for American workers, farmers, ranchers, and companies.

Some of the agreement’s provisions have yet to enter into force, but many are in place.  And they are already helping create a more level playing field for U.S. trade with our sixth-largest trading partner. Consider:

Without the FTA …
Around 90% of American agricultural good exports to Korea would still face high tariffs, averaging 53%.… Read More

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