L.A. Area Chamber to Sign Strategic Partnership with Korea Importers Association

September 28, 2011 5:00 pm

LOS ANGELES, CA — Local businesses will have an edge in exporting goods to Korea Thursday when the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce signs a “Strategic Partnership” with the Korea Importers Association.

The two business groups will agree to share information about new and ongoing trade opportunities, investments, as well as joint ventures.

“This is exactly the type of agreement that we need in order to boost economic growth and create job opportunities at home,” said L.A. Area Chamber Senior Vice President Carlos Valderrama. “I look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with the Korea Importers Association.”

The U.S. Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, will be scheduling appointments between U.S. suppliers and overseas buyers from Korea following the signing of the agreement.

Twelve successful and mature Korean importers aggressively seeking new products in a variety of sectors to sell throughout the dynamic Korean market will meet with local businesses.

Among the companies participating are Bookyung Co., a trading company which supplies factory automation systems and industrial instruments for the large scale manufacturers in Korea; Eastern Tex, a trader and agent largely in textiles and general items from the U.S., India and China; and Jin Soo B&P Co., an importer of pork and beef.


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region.  For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.

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