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Resource
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Web Link
KINTEX
KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition Center) is Korea's largest and newest international exhibition and convention venue as well as a joint investment among KOTRA, Gyeonggi provincial government and Goyang city, which was purpose-built to resolve the issues of event space shirtage in Korea and to internationalize Korea's exhibition industry.
KOREA.net
As the only true gateway of information about Korea, Korea.net, the official web portal of the Korean government, has reinforced its capabilities based on Web 2.0, a new way of thinking about the World Wide Web that enhances information service, global networking and user participation.
Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) is a specialized institution founded for national development through the research and development of aerospace scientific technologies.
Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI)
The KCCI is the oldest and largest business organization in Korea. Established as a public legal person by a special act, the KCCI is composed of 73 regional chambers of commerce and more than 100 major institutions and organizations that are related to commerce and industry.
Korea Coast Guard
As the sea which is always headed towards the lowest part of the world, we listen to the voices of all Korean people with modesty and humility, and try our utmost effort to develop the Korea Coast Guard into a more reliable and trustworthy organization. We at the Korea Coast Guard will continue to commit ourselves to our basic responsibilities to protect the Korean sovereignty over its territorial waters and make them a safer place for the Korean people relishing their marine activities. We will keep our seas richer and cleaner resources for the future generation as well as our own generation. We hope you will continue to give us your support and active cooperation.
Korea Communications Commission
The Korea Communications Commission (KCC), founded pursuant to the 「Act on the Establishment and Operation of Korea Communications Commission, is responsible for regulating broadcasting and communications services, protecting their users, and dealing with other matters required for maintaining the independence of broadcasting services. Our mission is to contribute to promoting the freedom, public nature and public interest of broadcasting by actively responding to the convergence between broadcasting and communications sectors.
Korea Creative Content Agency
The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), a governmental agency that oversees and coordinates the promotion of the Korean content industry, was established in May 2009 by integrating five related organizations, including the Korean Broadcasting Institute, the Korea Culture & Content Agency, and the Korea Game Agency.
Korea Creative Content Agency
The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), a governmental agency that oversees and coordinates the promotion of the Korean content industry, was established in May 2009 by integrating five related organizations, including the Korean Broadcasting Institute, the Korea Culture & Content Agency, and the Korea Game Agency.
Korea Development Institute
Korea Development Institute (KDI), since its establishment in 1971, has been recognized as a leading think tank of Korea significantly contributing to the economic and social development of Korea. For five decades, KDI has consistently provided policy recommendations and guidance based on in-depth analyses of international and domestic economic conditions and projections while conducting preemptive and empirical studies.
Korea Economic Institute: KEI
KEI is a non-for-profit, educational organizations partnered with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), a public policy research institute funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea.
Korea Economic Research Institute
The purpose of KERI is to provide companies and the Korean economy with short and long term tasks for development, so that an effective Free Market system and a healthy economic environment can be realized, which in turn, will help contribute the growth and development of the national and world economy.
Korea Energy Economic Institute
Founded on September 1, 1986 KEEI sets to develop policies on national energy and natural resources, and contributes to the national economy by collecting,investigating, analyzing, and disseminating information,and by educating policymakers on a variety of trends and information regarding energy and natural resources.
Korea Fair Trade Mediation Agency
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Korea Financial Investment Association
KOFIA is the sole self-regulatory organization (SRO) of the Korean financial investment industry, overseeing a wide spectrum of industry areas. KOFIA believes that self-regulation should be responsive, flexible, and market-friendly. To effectively carry out its roles and functions as an SRO, KOFIA maintains the Self-Regulation Committee (SRC). The SRC is responsible for KOFIA’ s self-regulatory activities, such as making decisions on regulatory enactments and revisions, and imposing sanctions on member companies, corporate executives and employees who fail to comply with regulations. The committee is headed by a non-standing chairman.
Korea Financial Investment Association
KOFIA is the sole self-regulatory organization (SRO) of the Korean financial investment industry, overseeing a wide spectrum of industry areas. KOFIA believes that self-regulation should be responsive, flexible, and market-friendly. To effectively carry out its roles and functions as an SRO, KOFIA maintains the Self-Regulation Committee (SRC). The SRC is responsible for KOFIA’ s self-regulatory activities, such as making decisions on regulatory enactments and revisions, and imposing sanctions on member companies, corporate executives and employees who fail to comply with regulations. The committee is headed by a non-standing chairman.
Korea Foreign Company Association
FORCA is a registered non-governmental economic organization that pursues the public interest. We represent some 15,000 foreign-invested companies operating in South Korea, supporting them and helping them to guarantee their rights and interests. We also help maintain the business order between our client companies and promote national economic development.
Korea Forest Service
The Korea Forest Service (KFS) has the overall responsibility for establishment and implementation of forest policies and laws. The KFS consists of 5 bureaus, 3 departments and 25 divisions It also has affiliate agencies like the Forest Aviation Headquarters, National Institute of Forest Science, the National Arboretum, and the National Recreation Forest Office. Each province and metropolitan city have their local forestry administrative organizations
Korea Foundation
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Korea Immigration Office
Korea Immigration Service is taking a leading role to respond to this irreversible global phenomenon. We are investing great effort to create a society upholding diversity, where Korean nationals and friends from other countries respect each other’s backgrounds. We are also striving to attain social integration, which allows common Korean values to be respected and encourage all people to unleash their full potential.
Korea Information Society Development Institute
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Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade
KIET is the only national research institute in Korea specializing in both domestic and international industry and trade.
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
KIEP is responding to recent developments in the global economy, conducting a wide range of research projects that will offer significant implications for the government’s New Northern and New Southern policies, a new trade policy regime that aims to support inclusive growth, and international macro-financial initiatives in line with the unfolding 4th Industrial Revolution.
Korea Institute of Finance
The Korea Institute of Finance (KIF) was founded to provide expert analysis for the development of Korea's financial sector and financial policy through systematic research and analysis of domestic and international financial systems, policy options, and the management of domestic and international financial institutions.
Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST)
KIOST is a state-run institution tasked with discovering new scientific knowledge about the ocean for the benefit of the people, as a better understanding of the sea surrounding us is related directly to the creation of new jobs.
Korea International Christian School
We believe the world was created by the direct of God. Therefore, the meaning of all life and existence can be explained in the context of God’s creation and plan of salvation. In addition, we believe that God has given man the responsibility to rear children, teach his goodness, and to have dominion the earth, sky and sea by the principles of the Bible. Therefore, the Korea International Christian Schoul educates students with obedience to authority of the Word of God in all academics and life.
Korea International School
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Korea International School Jeju Campus
At KISJ we are deeply committed to our mission of providing a challenging American curriculum, promoting responsibility to our community and world, and preparing students for learning in university and life.
Korea International Trade Association
The Korea International Trade Association(KITA) was established in 1946 with the objective of advancing the Korean economy through trade, and is currently the largest business organization in Korea with over 70,000 member companies. Representing the interests of Korea's global traders, KITA serves a diverse range of roles including: providing hands-on support to trade companies, drawing trade cooperation from the private sector, formulating new trade strategies, nurturing trade professionals and building trade infrastructure. With a widely established network of 13 domestic offices and 11 overseas branches in major cities, KITA has consolidated its position as a leading business organization dedicated to assisting SMEs in gaining foreign market entry and has actively contributed towards Korea's recent achievement of 1 trillion dollars in trade volume.