KITA Held ‘Korea-Central America Business
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."