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Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Korea: Korea Lobster Market Brief

The lobster market in Korea was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. In 2021, Korean lobster imports totaled 413.6 metric tons. The United States was the second largest supplier, holding a 7.7 percent market share by volume. Canada is the largest supplier.
An increasing number of Korean customers are making values-based consumption decisions. Korean customers are willing to pay more for eco-friendly products.
This report outlines the specific requirements for food and agricultural product imports into the Republic of South Korea. Updates to the 2022 FAIRS Report are included in Sections V, VI, VII and Appendix II.
This report includes technical information and certificate requirements for food and agricultural product exports to the Republic of South Korea.
On December 10, 2021, Korea released its 2022 Market Access Quota (MAQ) updates, which cover a variety of agricultural commodities ranging from mung bean, red bean, soybeans to various feed ingredients. These MAQs are used to minimize local price fluctuations resulting from domestic supply shortages.
Korea has issued its annual list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural products for calendar year 2022. Korea’s 2022 tariff adjustments were relatively unchanged from the previous year; however, expanded TRQ’s in a handful of agricultural commodities will increase opportunities for U.S. agricultural exports, particularly in feed grains and food ingredients.
This report includes technical information and certificate requirements for food and agricultural product exports to the Republic of South Korea. Notable updates include dairy export certification for Korea and the NAQS electronic import certification for processed organic products.
This report outlines specific requirements for food and agricultural product imports into the Republic of South Korea. Updates to the 2021 FAIRS Report are included in sections I, II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX and Appendix II.
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South Korea: US Food Fairs Well in New Consumer Survey

In 2021 the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Seoul, Korea partnered with Gallup Korea to survey Korean consumers views on imported and domestic food.
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South Korea: Exporter Guide

South Korea managed the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well, and consumer spending on food remained strong during the pandemic due to increased home eating.
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South Korea: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

The long-term outlook for South Korea’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional (HRI) sector is positive, with strong growth up until the COVID-19 pandemic.
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South Korea: Update on New Korean Dairy Certificate

This is an update to the Republic of Korea’s export certificate requirements for dairy products including those containing eggs such as ice cream.