Mission statement: The mission of the Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) is to promote U.S. exports from Hawaii and the American Pacific Islands by supporting the activities of the US Commercial Service and Hawaii Export Assistance Center, counseling businesses on the exporting process, and conducting trade education programs.
|Korea Tourism and Trade Seminars|
|Friday, August 24 2012 08:08|
Learn How You Can Benefit from the U.S. –Korea Free Trade Agreement
New opportunities exist for Hawaii exporters and businesses in the tourism industry as a result of the recently established U.S.–Korea Free Trade Agreement and the Korean Visa Waiver Program. Learn how your company can benefit. Export and tourism seminars will be hosted on September 7, 2012 and will feature U.S. Department of Commerce Korea specialist, Eric Sohn. Both sessions offer a panel of seasoned experts with experience in the Korean market who are eager to share keys to success.
The outlook for Hawaii businesses considering exporting to Korea is bright! Join us from 8:30 to 10:30 at the Foreign Trade Zone #9 to participate in the U.S. Korea Free Trade export seminar to find out how you can gain your share of the Korean market. As a result of the free trade agreement, almost 80% of U.S. industrial goods exports to Korea are now duty-free, and within five years tariffs will be eliminated for over 95% of U.S. consumer and industrial products. Korea already has demand for many of Hawaii’s leading exports: cosmetics, education, and agricultural products.
Firms seeking to draw Korean tourists to Hawaii's shores and into their businesses are encouraged to attend the Korea Tourism Seminar at the Hawaii Convention Center from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. International travel is a rapidly growing leisure activity for Koreans. While Korea is presently the 8th largest source of inbound travel to the U.S., this is expected to grow because of the 2008 Korean visa waiver. Honolulu has already seen a 19 percent increase in travelers from Korea since the waiver. This seminar will provide resources and contacts to those interested in the Korean tourism market.
Invest in these rich opportunity to learn how you can tap into this diverse and growing market. Having spent years in Korea, Mr. Sohn is an expert who frequently advises DOC senior leadership on the U.S.-Korea commercial relationship and consults with U.S. businesses. In addition to his expert advice, firms who are already doing business in Korea and members of the Korean Consulate will shed insight on how you can capture your share of the Korean market!
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Or register by calling 808.522.8040