our invaluable partners,
2021 marks the final month of my tenure as the Chairman & CEO of Korea
International Trade Association (KITA). While I look forward to what the future
holds, it is bittersweet to say goodbye to friends and colleagues.
past few years were not easy years for exporters and importers across the
world. The rising tensions of trade disputes and waves of protectionism
reminded us of the importance of multilateral trade relationship. Our economies
depend on the free flow of people, goods, and services. However, COVID-19
severed these connections and upended the way of life and work.
headwinds, we were able to promote trade between countries and create a more
conducive business environment thanks to our partnership. Indeed, many
challenges remain, but through collaboration we overcame the hurdles before us:
the pandemic, trade dispute, and protectionism.
matter where I go, I will remain committed to promoting bilateral and
multilateral trade relationships between Korea and countries across the world.
Similarly, I am confident that KITA will remain as an invaluable partner to
your organization following my departure. Under a united mission, a ship cannot
lose direction. Our staff and employees at KITA are committed to the same
mission as I am. I ask for your generous support and cooperation in future
joint-projects between your organization and KITA.
wish you luck and success in all your future endeavors. It has been a privilege
and honor to lead an organization that represents Korea’s importers and
exporters, and to make your acquaintance as the Chairman & CEO of KITA.
Young Ju Kim
Chairman & CEO
Korea International Trade Association (KITA)