Business Connect

Welcome to Business Connect. Here we can connect you with information, resources and partners that will help you understand opportunities resulting from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and how to take advantage of them. We will also provide a forum for you to interact with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and businesses in both the United States and Korea.

 

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By joining Business Connect, we will provide you with exclusive access to trade information and data, simple and easy how-to resources, partnering and visibility opportunities, and chances to interact with the full Business Connect network.
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INDUSTRY BY THE NUMBERS

Industries from agriculture to technology to manufacturing can capitalize on the elimination of tariffs under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. Click to see benefits that specific industries will receive from implementation of the agreement.
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SUCCESS STORIES

La Tapatia Tortilleria

La Tapatia Tortilleria

Through the years, La Tapatia has remained true to its roots, producing quality corn and flour tortillas and tortilla chips. In their quest to expand and reach new markets, La Tapatia has added a health line of their staple tortillas that includes gluten free, organic, whole wheat and low-carbohydrate options. Their primary brand, “Sol De Oro,” or “Golden Sun,” now claims over a dozen products and in 2012, La Tapatia Tortilleria was inducted into the Tortilla Industry Association Hall of Fame.

 

Maine Coast

Maine Coast

Maine Coast, a live lobster distributor, was established in 2011 in York, Maine and has grown into a $40 million business.

 

Draper, Inc.

Draper, Inc.

Based in Spiceland, Indiana, Draper produces window shades, projector screens, projector mounts, and gymnasium equipment.

 

Global Craft

Global Craft

Global Craft is a global exporter of American craft beers.

 

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TESTIMONIALS

As our customers have increasingly gone global, we have done the same and strengthened our focus on international trade, especially in the Asian markets. The U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement not only provides immediate benefits to our customers in Korea, but also makes us more competitive when pursuing potential customers.

– Jack Waksman
   Senior Vice President, Business Development, Hope Global

 

At Pelican Products, we have always considered Korea a growth market and have increased our business there consistently for several years. Now, with the implementation of the FTA, we can be more competitive and grow even more quickly. I am truly excited for the possibilities for us in Korea.

– Scott Ermeti
   Vice President of International Business, Pelican Products, Inc.

 

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Local Resources

Select your state below for information on local resources that can help you take advantage of opportunities from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. These resources include groups in both the public and private sector.

National Benefits

Main Exports
Semiconductors and components, Aerospace products, Chemicals

Main Imports
Communications equipment, Motor vehicles, Motor vehicle parts

Interesting Fact
In 2015, Korea was the United States’ 6th largest trading partner, while the United States was Korea’s 2nd largest.

 

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