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Agency established to contribute to the development of the national economy by performing work such as trade promotion, investment between domestic and foreign companies and support of industrial technology cooperation etc.

Main functions and roles

  • Expanding medium and small-sized enterprises’ business in overseas markets
  • Supporting small-sized enterprises (SME) to extend their business abroad
  • Overseas market information production, spread and consulting
  • Attract foreign investment
  • SME Global Business Training and attracting foreign professionals
  • Improving national brand, supporting international development cooperation, supporting munitions trade
  • Performing projects accepted by the government

KOTRA History



(06792) 13, Heolleung-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea

Grounds for establishment

Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency Act (Act No. 1059, Enacted on 1962.4.24)

  • Act on Management of Public Institutions
  • Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency Act
  • Articles of association of Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency

Organization See in detail

  • Headquarters: 6 headquarters 32 departments 3 centers
  • Overseas: 10 regional headquarters, 127 Overseas Trade Centers (84 countries)
  • Korea: 12 KOTRA support Center, 1 Airport office