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

Rondo Music

Rondo Music

Rondo Music is a family-owned and operated business that sells a variety of musical instruments and equipment.

 

Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. Founded in 1865, Ropes & Gray has more than 1,100 lawyers across 11 office locations worldwide.

 

Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Boeing Defense, Space & Security

The Boeing Company is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined.

 

T-L Irrigation

T-L Irrigation

For 60 years T-L Irrigation has manufactured irrigation systems for the agriculture industry. The company’s hydrostatic center-pivot design employs a simple hydraulic oil flow to continuously move an irrigation system across a field, making it less prone to downtime and putting less wear and tear on key components, than electrically-driven systems. T-L Irrigation machines can be operated by one person, eliminating the need for additional labor and other equipment, such as sprayers and tractors. The direct application of water and chemical nutrients to crops helps farmers efficiently use water resources to increase crop yield.

 

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

 

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