Event Detail

Note: Registration for this event has passed. Please contact WUSATA at 360-693-3373 to be placed on the waitlist.
Event Name: 2013 Korea: Outbound Mission To South Korea
Event Date: Sep 29, 2013 to Oct 02, 2013
Event Location: Seoul, South Korea
Venue Address:
- Seoul,
Korea, Rebublic Of
Event Type: Outbound Trade Mission
Product Focus: Foodservice Products, Ingredient, Natural/Health, Produce, Retail Products, Seafood
Product Description: Products must be at least 50% U.S. agricultural origin by weight, excluding added water and packaging. Please see additional details regarding product and company eligibility on the U.S. Supplier Page located on the homepage of the WUSATA® website. Suitable products include, but are not limited to: Meat, Seafood, Fresh and Frozen Fruits & Vegetables, Baking Mixes, Food Preparations, Nuts, Confections, Sauces and Spices, Wine and Beer, Other Foodservice/Consumer Oriented Items
Event Description: The Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA®), and the 13 Western State Departments of Agriculture, announce participation and registration in the following activity:

Outbound Mission to South Korea: Seoul, South Korea: Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2013

Benefits from participating in the activity:
  • Meet one-on-one with hotel, restaurant, institutional (HRI) and/or consumer oriented product buyers serving Seoul and the larger Korean market
  • Showcase products at a targeted trade reception
  • Learn about the opportunities and demands of the Korea market first hand
  • Opportunity to maximize travel expenses by participating in the WUSATA Trade Mission to Osaka, Japan (October 2 - 5, 2013) For more information about this option, please visit the below "Download More Information" area for the registration link.

This is a great opportunity for new to market companies to explore the South Korea market, and for companies exporting to Korea to further expand their reach. With a population of approximately 50 million, high expendable income, a dynamic and modern Seoul Metropolitan area, more women in the workforce, and a well-traveled younger generation seeking goods with an international flavor, Korea represents a huge food market, offering a tremendous business opportunity to U.S. food exporters.

South Korea is the fifth largest market for American food and agricultural products and the country is dependent on food imports. The outlook for U.S. exports remains strong and implementation of the Korean-U.S. Free Trade Agreement is expected to generate even greater opportunities for U.S. exporters.

Don’t miss this excellent chance to reach new buyers in South Korea!

Companies will be provided:
-Custom one-on-one appointments with prequalified buyers
-Hotel and ground transportation will be arranged and paid by WUSATA for one company representative *LIMIT: One person per company, additional staff welcome at own expense
-Market briefings and market tours

Planning for the week’s itinerary is now underway. Following is a draft schedule for scheduling purposes:

Day 1: Arrive in Seoul
Day 2: Country market briefing with USDA, market/facility tours
Day 3: One on One meetings with buyers, trade reception
Day 4: Depart Korea (option to continue on with the Western Japan-Osaka Trade Mission)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This registration is for the Korea portion only. WUSATA encourages your company to also participate in the Trade Mission to Osaka, Japan (October 2 - 5, 2013). Separate registration is required. Please visit the below “Download More Information” area for registration links to the Trade Mission to Osaka, Japan.

*New to the market companies must be export ready.
Participation Fee: There is a $100 Participation Fee for this activity.

Registration ends at 11:59 pm on June 20, 2013
Registration Deadline: June 21, 2013
Download More Information
Event flier 1: Outbound Mission to South Korea flyer
Event flier 2: Outbound Mission to Osaka, Japan Registration
Contact Event Manager
Amanda Welker
International Trade Manager
Tel: (503) 872-6600
Fax: (503) 872-6601

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