Trade & Investment


South Korea Nears Entry into TPP Negotiations

by Alex Forster
The government of South Korea recently indicated its intent to become a member of the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The TPP is a multilateral trade pact aimed at reducing trade barriers and tariffs, and also includes provisions to improve...

14,168 U.S. Patents Awarded to Korean Inventors

by Chris Feddersen
The US Patent & Trademark Office has awarded 14,168 patents to Korean inventors, more than to inventors from Canada, France, the U.K. or China; and behind only Japan and Germany.

Florida Governor Rick Scott Visits Japan

by Sarin Ghimire
Last Saturday Florida Governor Rick Scott traveled to Japan for a week-long trip to promote business ties between Japan and the state of Florida.

U.S. Grain Exports To Southeast Asia Continue to Grow

by Asad Latif
Headlines around the world have been captured by the partial government shutdown in the United States and the threat of a debt default. However, below the surface of the stormy waters, the quiet work of building economic ties between it and Southeast Asia continues.

Hyundai Breaks Ground on New Facility in Georgia

by Alex Forster
An auto parts subsidiary of Hyundai broke ground last week on a new $35 million facility in the state of Georgia. Hyundai already operates a major car manufacturing facility in Alabama and its subsidiary, Kia, operates another one in Georgia.
In what has been described as a “can’t miss” event by CEO Rich Cooper of the Ports for Indiana, over 300 executives, exporters, importers and business leaders from Indiana’s rail, ports and shipping industries will convene at the Indiana Convention Center on...