South Korea - March 2024

Trade Mission
March 25-29, 2024
Photo of Seoul, Korea

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Alexis Taylor, will lead the agribusiness trade mission to Seoul, South Korea. USDA is currently inviting U.S. exporters who wish to participate in this trade mission to submit their application. 

The trade mission will offer U.S. agribusinesses the potential to increase or expand their food and agricultural exports to the region. While in Seoul, participants will engage in two days of business-to-business meetings with potential importers, processors and distributors. Additionally, attendees will receive in-depth market briefings from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and industry trade experts to better understand market dynamics and consumer trends, as well as participate in site visits and other networking opportunities.

For questions, please contact trademissions@usda.gov.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: December 22nd, 2023

Status: Closed

Data and Analysis

International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Products in South Korea

Ample opportunities exist for U.S. agricultural exports to South Korea. Highlighted in the chart above, U.S. agricultural product exports were a record $9.5 billion in 2022, up 2 percent from 2021. South Korea is the sixth largest export market for the United States, thanks in part to a successful free trade agreement (KORUS) between the two countries and a robust demand for high-quality U.S. food products.
In 2021 (latest data available), sales of the HRI food service sector reached 150.76 trillion KRW (131.7 billion USD), an increase of 7.77 percent from 2020 and an increase of 4.41 percent from 2019.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Korea: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This report includes technical information and certificate requirements for food and agricultural product exports to the Republic of South Korea.

News and Features

Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor will lead a USDA trade mission to Seoul, South Korea, March 25-28, 2024. U.S. exporters who wish to participate are encouraged to apply.
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