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ATO Seoul prepares market briefs on a wide range of food, beverage, and agricultural products, as well an annual exporter guide. These reports are available through the Gain Search Page.

  • Tree Nuts Market Brief Update 2016|Tree Nuts|Seoul ATO|Korea - Republic of|10/20/2016

    The KORUS FTA (Free Trade Agreement) went into effect March of 2012, and the agreement’s elimination of tariffs for almonds and pistachios, as well as tariff reductions for walnuts, has expanded opportunities for U.S. tree nut producers. Since the KORUS FTA, the United States has been...

    Tree Nuts Market Brief Update 2016_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_10-6-2016.pdf
  • Wine Market Report|Wine|Seoul ATO|Korea - Republic of|9/16/2016

    Despite a challenging economic environment, the South Korean wine market continues to expand.  Korea’s wine imports in 2015 totaled a record high $190 million, up 4 percent from 2014.  The United States remained the fourth largest supplier of wine to Korea by shipping a record high $23 million during the period, up 9 percent...

    Wine Market Report_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_9-8-2016.pdf
  • Korea's Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management|FAIRS Subject Report|Seoul|Korea - Republic of|3/16/2016

    The Ministry of Food & Drug Safety (hereinafter referred to as MFDS) implemented the Special Act on Safety Management of Imported Food (hereinafter referred to as the Special Act) and the implementing regulations on February 4, 2016.  The Special Act, providing a framework for imported food polices, consolidated...

    Korea's Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management_Seoul_Korea - Republic of_3-11-2016.pdf
  • Biennial Report 2016|Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional|Seoul ATO|Korea - Republic of|2/15/2016

    The Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional (HRI) foodservice sector in South Korea continues to grow as on-going socio-economic changes promote increased consumer spending on dining outside of the home.  Cash-register sales for the sector totaled W83.8 trillion won ($79.6 billion) in 2014, up 5.4 percent...

    Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_2016-02-11.pdf
  • Coffee Market Brief Update|Coffee|Seoul ATO|Korea - Republic of|1/11/2016

    Korean coffee imports data showed 27 percent up in value of $527 million and 17 percent up in volume of 134,000 Metric Tons in 2014 compared to a year of 2013.  Despite the economic down turn and health concerns, coffee industry resources expects to continue to grow by 10 percent annually for the coming years...

    Coffee Market Brief Update_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_12-31-2015.pdf
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