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  • KITA held Luncheon with Trade Industry Inviting U.S. Ambassador Harris
    2018-11-19

    KITA held Luncheon with Trade Industry Inviting U.S. Ambassador Harris

     

    - Reaffirmed stronger economic alliance between the two countries with the concluded Korea-US FTA revision -

     

     The Korea International Trade Association (chairman, Kim Young-ju) held a luncheon meeting with the trade industry by inviting U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Harry Harris at the Trade Tower in Samseong-dong on November 19th.

     

     

    The event was attended by the Chairman Kim Young-joo of the Korea International Trade Association and CEOs and high ranking executive members of the key export and investment companies, including Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motor, LG Electronics, POSCO Daewoo, SK E&S, Hyosung, Dongwon F&B, Meta Biomed, TCC Dongyang and Shindong Enercom. From U.S. Embassy, the Ambassador Harry Harris, Deputy Chief of Mission Rob Rapson, Senior Commercial Officer Greg Briscoe, and Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs Pushpinder Dhillon participated in the event and attentively listened to the difficulties that Korean trade companies are experiencing.

     

     

    Kim Young-joo, chairman of the Korea International Trade Association, said in his speech, "Last September, the Korea-US free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations were finalized and the two countries established a momentum for economic cooperation." He added, “I expect that the two governments and businessmen will be able to communicate about economic and trade issues through various channels.”

      

     

    This meeting was held to strengthen the networking to discuss mutual interests between the investment companies who invest in the United States and U.S Embassy. Korean companies informed the difficulties when conducting businesses with the United States to Ambassador Harris and reaffirmed the importance of future-oriented economic cooperation between the two countries.

     

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