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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.

  • 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
  • Annual|Exporter Guide|Seoul ATO|Korea - Republic of|12/11/2015

    South Korea is the fifth largest export market for American agriculture.  Imports of American food and agricultural products into Korea in 2015 are forecast to total $7.2 billion, down 11 percent from the previous year due to the combined effect of extensive port strikes...

    Exporter Guide_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_2015-12-10.pdf
  • Dairy, Milk, Fluid, Dairy, Cheese, Dairy, Milk, Nonfat Dry, Select Dairy Product Update - ATO Seoul|Dairy and Products|Seoul ATO|Korea - Republic of|10/21/2015

    In 2014, $56 billion in local dairy product sales was one-percent higher than 2013. Domestic raw milk production was 5.8 percent increased however total raw milk consumption increased by only 2.1 percent, which was satisfied by a 12.2 percent increase in imports.  Drinking milk products by value decreased...

    Dairy and Products Annual_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_10-15-2015.pdf
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