Government Official: click here
Customs Department: click here
Ministry of Commerce
Most Asian countries
have Ministries of Commerce which are the equivalent of
the U.S. Department of Commerce. These Ministries attempt to
their countries products, attract investment and regulate
Generally most Asian countries seek investment and the opening of
manufacturing and other projects because it expands employment,
trade and tax revenues. You may want to use the Ministry to check
information you are getting from other sources and to contact as a
of further data.
here for the Ministry of
The U.S. does not have a
Department of Industry but many Asian countries do. These
Ministries goal is to encourage local and foreign firms to establish
factories in the host country. If you are interested in
manufacturing, you may want to contact them. If your target
country does not have
a Ministry of Industry, their embassy in Washington, DC may be helpful
connecting you with the correct government offices in the target
here for the Korean Embassy in the US
The U.S. government has a Department of Agriculture with
offices around the
nation. Additionally, most States also have a State Agriculture
Agriculture production is central to virtually all Asian nations.
countries in Asia have a national Ministry of Agriculture. This
is a key source for data on agriculture production in the country,
restrictions on agriculture operation and many other issues. If
your business idea involves Agriculture we recommend you contact both
the U.S. Agricultural Attaché
at the U.S. Embassy and also the target country Ministry of Agriculture
help you fully research your project.
Click here for the US
Agricultural Trade Office in Korea
the Korean Ministry of Agriculture
| Korea First Contacts
Embassies in Korea
|Embassies can be an ally in helping
For Korean Exporter: learn more about the market in those countries, research
opportunities and act as a last resort in case of problems that need
For Importer to Korea: learn about market in Korea through research and data
collected. Seek for emergency help, etc.
here for the country.
The Korean embassy, same as other
embassies, views promotion of trade and investment as major
goals. You should contact the Korean Embassy, for help
researching your business plan.
for the Korean Embassy in your country.
|Most countries have Chambers of Commerce made up of
member companies doing business in Korea. Typically large
Chambers of Commerce have a hired staff person who acts as the
Executive Director. Smaller Chambers
may have only a volunteer staff. Chambers of Commerce often are
sources of information on the ease or difficulty in doing business in
Korea. Often times they can refer you to members who have
detailed insight into
set-up problems, the incidence of corruption or other challenges.
for the Korean Chamber of Commerce
Click here for
American Chamber of Commerce in Korea