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  • KITA Held ‘Korea-Central America Business Forum’

    KITA Held ‘Korea-Central America Business Forum

    -    Opening up the opportunity to promote trade and investment opportunities utilizing

    Korea-Central America FTA -


    The Korea International Trade Association (Chairman, Kim Young-joo) hosted Korea-Central America Business Forum at COEX in Samseong-dong, Seoul, on February 20, Tuesday.


    During the forum, which was attended by more than 120 industry representatives who are interested in exporting and investing in the Central American region, the heads of trade in five Central American countries introduced the promising industries and support system of each country ahead of the official signing of the Korea-Central America free trade agreement. South Korea has been negotiating free trade agreements with five countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama for goods and services, government procurement and trade codes.


    Immediately after the forum, an exchange opportunity was provided for networking as well as business consultation between Central American companies such as Costa Rica agricultural products company and El Salvador Coffee Association and Korean companies. 


    An official at the Korea International Trade Association said, "The five countries who visited Korea this time are promising countries for Korean businesses to cooperate in various fields. As the FTA with the region has become visible, it is expected that investment and personal exchanges will further expand through the trade promotion in the future."


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