KITA's Business Delegation to the U.S.

May 27, 2022

On  April 24th , Korea International Trade Association dispatched a  business delegation  to Washington D.C. to  strengthen Korea-U.S. trade relations . The delegation was led by the  Executive Vice Chairman, Kwan-sup Lee , a veteran in matters of trade from his extensive background in the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy of Korea.

The delegation was joined by organizations such as  Korea Semiconductor Industry Association ,  Korea Battery Industry Association ,  Korea Iron & Steel Organization  and  POSCO  and  Hyundai Steel  from the private sector.

The delegation met with  Joshua Snead Chief Trade Counsel, Committee on Ways & Means, Trade Subcommittee ;  Ambassador Sarah Bianchi, Deputy United States Trade Representative ;  Todd Young U.S. Senator from Indiana ;  Jimmy Gomez U.S. Representative for California’s 34th Congressional District ; and researchers from the  Brookings Institute .

The delegation had an opportunity to discuss topics such as the recently-launched  Indo-Pacific Economic Framework  and  supply chain  resilience and stability. Through door-knock activities and networking events, KITA was able to  reaffirm the Korea-U.S. alliance in trade and economy .