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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to KITA, a business organization to foster global trade of South Korea.
Founded in 1946, Korea International Trade Association (KITA) has been at the forefront
of facilitating economic growth through trade as a prominent business organization. Trade is critical to our prosperity and economic growth as it generates numerous job opportunities and contributes to improving people's lives. As such, with tireless work and activities, KITA opened up a new chapter in Korea's history: 1 trillion USD in trade volume, making it one of the 10th largest economies in the world.
KITA also has broadened business networks with more than 232 government and business organizations from 67 countries in order to strengthen our global business connections. Every year, we dispatch a business delegation abroad and organize various business activities such as business forums, exhibitions, and conferences.
Our mission is to promote global trade and advance global cooperation. Amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution and digital transformation, we aim to create a business friendly environment for Korean companies and our partners abroad. In this website, you will discover diverse services we offer from B2B matchmaking services to K-mall, which showcases authentic Korea's quality goods to potential global customers.
To consolidate Korea as a global trade hub, KITA will remain committed to promoting the Korean business community and overseas trading partners through various channels.
I wish to convey my heartfelt gratitude to our partners across the world, and I ask for your continued generous support.
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A trustworthy partner in creating a better future.
Development of an integrated trade, cultural & business center.
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