Seoul Focus: Doing Business with South Korea

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Monday, January 14, 2008 - The Oakland Export Assistance Center (EAC) hosted the "Seoul Focus: Doing Business with South Korea" seminar in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Downtown Oakland. This event addressed a variety of topics structured to help U.S. businesses increase their sales, protect their business interests, and take advantage of U.S. government resources when doing business with South Korea. Mr. Keith Carson, Alameda County Supervisor (5th District), gave opening remarks during the beginning of the seminar. Event participants met one-on-one with guest speakers to discuss issues pertaining to their business during the built-in meeting sessions.

The event covered the following topics:

Government Export Assistance for U.S. Companies - Rod Hirsch, Director, Oakland EAC

Opportunites & Doing Business in South Korea - Chris Ahn, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service (South Korea)

International Shipping & Logistics - John Lee, Vice President, U.S. Intermodal Maritime

Export Financing - Jim Lucchesi, U.S. Export Import Bank

Cultural Aspects of Doing Business - Jinsoo Terry, President & CEO, Advanced Global Connections

Legal Aspects of Doing Business in South Korea - David Socher, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean

Export Regulations & Licensing - Bryce Bewley, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

To access the PowerPoints presented at the seminar, please click on the links above.

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