KITA to Implement ‘Trade Qualification Exam in Korean’ in China
MOU with Yanbian University of Science and Technology to promote the
International Trade Specialist qualification examination into China -
The International Trade Specialist examination,
Korea’s only qualification exam to test the competency of trade practice, is
promoting its entry into China.
The Korea International Trade Association (Chairman,
Kim In-ho) signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Yanbian University of Science
and Technology at Trade Tower in Samseong-dong on 6th (Friday) and
agreed to conduct ‘Trade Qualification Examination in Korean’ in China during
the second half of this year.
In accordance with this agreement, the Korea
International Trade Association will take charge of making questions and the
implementation of the examination of the Korean version of the "Senior International Trade Manager", which
is China's qualification examination for trade, with the Yanbian University
Science and Technology Institute. The Korea International Trade Association and
the China Shippers’ Association will jointly issue the certification.
The qualification examination for the Senior
International Trade Manager has been carried out since 2006 by the China
Shippers’ Association, the foreign trade organization under the China’s
Ministry of Commerce, and 136,400 people have passed the examination as of last
The Korea International Trade Association is
planning to share its operational know-how of the qualification examination for
the International Trade Specialist and produce and distribute Korean version of
the textbook. It will also widen the awareness of the certificate so that it
could be used in trade practice between the two countries.
Kang Ho-yeon, Secretary-General at the Trade Academy
of the Korea International Trade Association, said, "KITA has been in the
forefront of fostering the human resources for trade through the qualification
examination for the International Trade Specialist since 1993. Through managing
the qualification examination system in China based on our know-how that has
been accumulated, we are planning to contribute to the entry of Korean
residents in China into the trade industry as well as the expansion of trade
between Korea and China. "