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

Samsung Austin Semiconductor

Samsung Austin Semiconductor

Located in Austin, Texas to take advantage of the skilled local workforce, SAS is the only Samsung semiconductor fabrication facility outside of Korea.

 

Golfsmith

Golfsmith

Golfsmith International, based in Austin, TX, is a specialty golf retailer operating in the U.S. and Golf Town stores in Canada.

 

Ping

Ping

PING has been exporting golf clubs to Korea for over three decades, during which Korea has grown into the company’s third largest international market.

 

Indiana Packers Corporation

Indiana Packers Corporation

Founded in 1991, Indiana Packers Corporation is a pork production company based in Delphi, Indiana.

 

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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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