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.



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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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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J&J Corporation (DBA: Soyko International)

J&J Corporation (DBA: Soyko International)

J&J Corporation (DBA: Soyko International) is a producer of soybeans, wheat, barley, flax and rye.


Calendar Islands Maine Lobster

Calendar Islands Maine Lobster

Calendar Islands Maine Lobster, founded in Portland, Maine in 2009 and owned by 38 Maine lobstermen primarily sells value-added lobster products for retail and foodservice.


Thermcraft, Inc.

Thermcraft, Inc.

Thermcraft, Inc. is a manufacturer of high-quality thermal processing equipment.


Mark Rite Lines Equipment Company, Inc.

Mark Rite Lines Equipment Company, Inc.

Mark Rite Lines Equipment Company, Inc. (MRL) began as a small, family-owned contracting company in 1976, growing to become the largest manufacturer of truck-mounted road-marking machines in the United States.


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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 2013, Korea was the United States’ 6th largest trading partner, while the United States was Korea’s 3rd largest.


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