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  • ATO Seoul Promotes U.S. Seafood

    ATO Seoul partnered with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) and Food Export USA Northeast to organize a U.S. Pavilion at the 19th Busan International Seafood & Fisheries Expo 2021, November 3 – 5. ATO Seoul, ASMI, and Food Export Northeast provided information on U.S. seafood products to Korean buyers, provided supplier directories, and exhibited samples. The event generated a number of serious trade leads from Korean seafood importers interested in a range of U.S. fishery products. South Korea is the United States fourth largest export market for fishery products. U.S. seafood exports to Korea totaled $459 million in 2020. Alaska pollack surimi, frozen Alaska pollack fish, flat fish, live lobster, livers/roes/milt of Alaska pollack, cod, fish fins/heads/tails/maws/other edible fish offal, frozen squid, live hagfish, and livers/roes/milt of fish other than Alaska pollack were the top ten U.S. seafood exports to Korea. The United States is also an important market for Korean seafood. For more information on the Korean seafood market please read the ATO Seoul Seafood Market Update 2021

  • ATO Seoul Hosts Virtual Great American Culinary Camp 2021

    The Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) Seoul held the 2021 Great American Culinary Camp on October 5-8. The event was partially held online due to COVID-19. ATO Seoul partnered with five Korean chefs who have graduated from the Culinary Institute of America to develop 15 new recipes and menus featuring U.S. ingredients. ATO invited fifty social media influencers, food service industry leaders and food reporters to a series of launching events to maximize impact. A YouTube channel was created to showcase a series of professional videos introducing the new recipes and U.S. ingredients and a virtual guidebook was created to share the recipes. ATO partnered with cooperators and the Texas Department of Agriculture on the event to promote their products in Korea’s dynamic restaurant sector. The cooperator partners were: Almond Board of California, California Milk Advisory Board, California Walnut Commission, Florida Department of Citrus, Raisin Administrative Committee, Sunkist, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, and U.S. Meat Export Federation.

  • ATO Seoul Organizes U.S. Pavilion at Seoul Food & Hotel Show 2021, KINTEX, July 27-30, 2021

    Thirty-two U.S. companies and trade associations joined ATO Seoul at the U.S. Pavilion to exhibit a wide range of high-quality food and agricultural products at the Seoul Food &Hotel 2021. Products exhibited included berries, fruits, snack foods, beverage products, dairy products, ingredients, sauces, and desserts. The U.S. Pavilion was the largest international pavilion at the show.

    Strong economic and cultural ties, combined with the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), make Korea an excellent market for U.S. products. The KORUS FTA has eliminated tariffs on over two-thirds of U.S. food and agricultural products. In 2020 U.S. agricultural exports to Korea exceeded $7.7 billion, including over $4.5 billion in high value consumer-oriented products.

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