Advancing Opportunities in the South Korean Market to Ontario Exporters


Registration is now open for the FREE South Korea Market Opportunities Webinar occurring on March 10, 2021 from 7:30 – 9:15 PM EST. The Ministries of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) in collaboration with, the Korea Importers Association (KOIMA) and the Canada Embassy in Korea will host the webinar. This dynamic and engaging event will educate Ontario agri-food and non-food consumer product manufacturers about existing export opportunities to the South Korean market.

Event Overview:

Presentations will be given by Trade Commissioners from the Canadian Embassy to Korea; trade professionals from KOIMA, and the Senior Commercial Officer from the Ontario Trade & Investment Office (TIO) in Korea.

The webinar will cover topics such as:

  1. South Korean market overview by the Trade Commissioner Service from the Canadian Embassy in Seoul: market trends, market opportunities/challenges, Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), Trade Commissioner Service, key activities and the Seoul Food tradeshow
  2. Korea Importers Association (KOIMA): overview of the organization, member services and potential support provided to Ontario exporters.
  3. Introductions of the Ontario Trade & Investment Office in South Korea and support available to Ontario exporters by the Government of Ontario.

The Korea Importers Association (KOIMA)

Established in 1970, the Korea Importers Association (KOIMA) is Korea’s leading trade organization exclusively dedicated to facilitating imports into the country. KOIMA’s 8,500 members are specialists in their respective business fields who aim to promote and encourage trade and commerce with other countries. Since its establishment, KOIMA has formed and maintained a global presence through free trade agreements with many of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, including Canada, Mexico, and members of the European Union.

Why should you attend?

If you are part of Ontario’s agri-food or non-food consumer goods sector and interested in international markets and foreign investment, this webinar is the perfect opportunity for you to gain insights and advice from South Korean market experts. Ontario’s agri-food sector is a key contributor to the province’s economy, supporting more than 860,000 jobs and contributing $47.3 billion towards the province’s GDP.

If you are interested in this free webinar, please register here by March 3, 2021. If you have any questions about this webinar, contact:

For Agri-Food Companies: Emerson Cheng, (Export Marketing Officer – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)

For Non-Food Companies: Wenbo Pan, (Area Director – Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade)


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