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Korea International Trade Association(KITA) was established in 1946 with the objective of advancing the Korean economy through trade, and is currently the largest business organization in Korea with over 73,000 member companies.
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Korea International Trade Association(KITA) is the largest business organization in Korea with over 73,000 member companies. It was founded in 1946 to bolster the Korean economy through global trade.
  • Establishment

    KITA was launched on July 31, 1946 by 105 pioneering traders. Since its inception, KITA laid a solid foundation for economic growth by setting policy directions on trade as well as developing the country's trade infrastructure.

  • Achievement

    KITA is a leading business organization that assists SMEs in gaining overseas market entry and has contributed to Korea's recent achievement of 1 trillion dollars in trade volume.

  • Our Goal

    KITA aims to contribute to Korea's economic growth as a private economic organization by advocating the Korean trade industry's rights and interests, thereby facilitating global trade.

  • Key Objectives

    • Propose policy suggestions to the government to protect the rights and interests of its member companies.
    • Explore new foreign markets and boost private sector trade.
    • Organize world-class exhibitions.
    • Nurture global trade professionals.
    • Conduct analysis & studies to enhance national competitiveness.
    • Establish e-trade infrastructure and expand user base.
  • Looking Ahead

    Since Korea's trade volume hit 1 billion dollars in 1967, the country has achieved remarkable economic growth over the past few decades, making it the 9th largest economy in the world in 2011 to attain a trillion-dollar trade volume. This accomplishment has brought a vast amount of new opportunities for Korea to raise its status in the global economic arena. To create a new paradigm fit for this new chapter in trade, KITA will make its utmost efforts to lay the groundwork for positioning Korea as an FTA hub, bolstering economic growth and strengthening support for the Korean trade industry.

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Overseas Centers

KITA is a leading business organization with a network of 13 regional centers and 12 overseas centers(3 regional divisions) in major cities.

KITA Business

KITA is the largest business organization in Korea with over 73,000 member companies.
  • Trade Policy Recommendation & Trade Consultation

  • Think Tank Specializing in Korea's Trade Strategy & Policy

  • Global Economic

  • Education & Training :
    Korea Trade Academy

  • Buyer-Seller
    Business Matching

  • Find more about
    KITA’s Core Business

  • Two way communication &
    Business Support

  • A bridge to foster cooperation
    with global partners

  • Working with 232 organizations
    from 67 countries

  • Ongoing management &
    Regular communications

  • Discover joint
    business projects

  • Find more about
    KITA’s Global Networks

WTC Seoul

Development of an intrgrated trade, cultural & business center.
  • Convention & Exhibition

    • COEX Convention Facilities
    • COEX Exhibition Halls
  • Office Space

    • Trade Tower
    • ASEM Tower
    • City Air Tower
    • Parnas Tower
    • Startup Branch
  • Accommodation

    • Grand International Seoul Parnas
    • Intercontinental Seoul COEX
    • Oakwood Premier COEX Center
  • Transportaion

    • CALT (The fastest and most comfortable service to the Airport)
  • Shopping

    • Starfield COEX Mall
    • Parnas Mall
    • Hyundai Department Store
  • Leisure

    • COEX Aquarium
    • Megabox Movie Theater
    • Seven Luck Casino
    • COEX Artium


Trade Tower, 511 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul, 06164 Republic of Korea
(+82 2) 1566-5114