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KOTRA to step up support for SMEs' export bid

South Korea's trade promotion agency said Sunday it will provide customized consulting services to beef up efforts to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) tap into overseas markets.

The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) said it will increase the number of employees tasked with supporting small companies from 19 at 11 regional branch offices to 49 at 12 offices.

Kwon Pyung-oh, CEO of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, speaks during a business forum held in Seoul on June 12, 2018, in this photo provided by KOTRA. (Yonhap)

The regional offices will play a bridging role between SMEs and other export promotion agencies and explore ways to help those companies make inroads in promising markets, it said.

KOTRA has vowed to expand business opportunities for startups and SMEs in industries with growth potential and will search for new investment projects in countries that have signed free trade agreements with South Korea. (yonhap)

Kim Jung-mi  edt@koreapost.com

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