About the Korea Trade Center

The Korea Trade Center in Amsterdam is part of KOTRA, a South-Korean government organization designed to promote Korea’s economic interests abroad. If you are looking to expand your business with Asia we can be of your assistance. Our core activities are promoting imports from Korea and investments in Korea.

Why Korea?

In the last 40 years South-Korea has developed from one of the poorest countries in the world to the 15th economy in the world based on GDP. Korea is also the home of world-renowned companies like Samsung, Hyundai and LG. The economy continues to show robust growth, has a strong position in electronics, shipping and is investing heavily in Green Growth initiatives like smart-grids and wind-energy.


Korea offers high-quality products at an attractive. Their superb price-quality ratio makes Korea an attractive market for products that require high quality and for which a highly educated work-force is required. Popular products from Korea include heavy machinery, electronics (LEDs, LCD Displays & Consumer) and green technologies. On top of this the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Korea makes importing from Korea especially attractive. In the trade section of our website you can find more information regarding products from Korea.

Invest in Korea

Many investors are drawn to Korea by its investor friendly climate, strategic location and highly educated and hard-working laborers. This makes Korea an ideal stepping stone for companies looking to profit from the market opportunities in North-East Asia. Industries that are especially attractive for Dutch companies are logistics, green growth and chemicals. In the Invest in Korea part of our website you can find more information.

Our office

The Korea Business Center in Amsterdam was established in 1966, the first European KOTRA office. This was a token for the help received by the Korea during the Korean war and it recognized the importance of the Netherlands in the world economy. In the more than 40 years following KOTRA Amsterdam has helped many Dutch and Korean companies doing business with each other.  If you want to find out what we can do to help your company, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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