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KITA, Smart Bridge

KITA(Korea International Trade Association) was established in 1946 with the object of advancing the Korean economy through trade, and is Korea’s foremost trade promotion organization and Korea’s largest business association with over 70,000 member firms. We have been a critical part of Korea’s transformation into one of the world’s most preeminent trading nations.


Improvement of the Global Trade Environment

What We Do – KITA provides comprehensive policy support and solutions for trade-related issues.

Trade development strategy research, FTA promotion, and trade cooperation
KITA conducts research on trade development and related strategies, and strives to expand free trade through active promotion of FTAs and trade cooperation. To this end, we have established partnerships for collaboration with global trade promotion organizations and international agencies.

Onsite information gathering and policy proposals
We collect onsite feedback from domestic traders and accordingly set new directions in trade policies, offer business solutions for trade companies, and submit recommendations on trade policies to governmental and international organizations.

Customized trade consulting
Professional consulting services are available for different areas in trade, including customs clearance, contracts, patents and dispute settlements.

One-Stop Center for Trade Information

KITA is a renowned think tank in Korea, and serves as a one-stop center for information on trade-related issues.

In-depth analysis on current economic and trade affairs
KITA publishes analysis reports covering the latest trends in domestic and global trade in Trade Focus, Trade Brief, and EM(Emerging Market) Inside, etc. We also host seminars and forums that provide Korean companies with up-to-date information on key trade topics.

Comprehensive trade services on KITA.NET
Domestic and overseas users can conveniently access KITA.NET (www.kita.net) for global trade statistics and information on various categories, including exchange rates, raw material sources, and country data.

Overseas marketing information
Local market information and marketing assistance are provided through KITA’s nine overseas branch offices and marketing offices, as well as the World Trade Center’s global network of 330 centers in 98 countries worldwide.
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