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About the Council

About Us
The U.S.-Korea Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization representing America’s top companies investing in Korea. The Council is made up of senior executives of U.S. companies from every business sector that are major investors in Korea and are firmly committed to the Korean market.

 

Our Mission
•  Enhance two-way trade and investment between the United States and Korea and promote the bilateral economic and business relationship at the highest levels of leadership in both countries.
•  Provide members access to senior U.S. and Korean government and business leaders, deliver timely information, and facilitate member input in policy formation.
Goals and Policy Priorities
•  Promote trade and regulatory policies in Korea that will ensure an open and competitive business environment.
•  Ensure full implementation of the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, and enforcement of its provision by both countries.
•  Enhance labor market flexibility in Korea.
•  Advance opportunities for U.S.-Korea business and economic cooperation in key sectors, both bilaterally and globally.

 

Goals and Policy Priorities
• Promote trade and regulatory policies in Korea that will ensure an open and competitive business environment.
• Ensure full implementation of the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, and enforcement of its provision by both countries.
• Enhance labor market flexibility in Korea.
• Advance opportunities for U.S.-Korea business and economic cooperation in key sectors, both bilaterally and globally.

 

Council Activities and Resources

Council Plenary and Joint Interim Meetings
Each year members of the U.S.-Korea Business Council and Korea-U.S. Business Council come together at an annual plenary session and joint interim meeting. These high-profile meetings provide opportunities for members to exchange views with senior leaders from both governments and to discuss strategies and actions for addressing issues of shared interest in the bilateral relationship.

Forums with Government and Business Leaders
The Council holds regular business forums and events with senior Korean and U.S. government officials to discuss new developments in U.S.-Korea economic relations. The Council frequently meets with Korean government officials and National Assembly members visiting the United States.

Policy Statements and Publications
The Council produces policy publications and statements highlighting members’ priority issues, which are widely circulated and reviewed at the highest levels of the Korean and U.S. governments. The Council also provides members with regular update briefings and alerts on Korea economic and political issues.

Policy Working Groups
The Council’s working groups serve as forums for members to address key topics and recommend strategic actions for the Council to take in advancing members’ policy priorities.

Korea Presence
Council officials regularly conduct policy missions to Korea to promote members’ priorities in meetings with senior Korean officials and business leaders. The Council is represented by one on-the-ground staff member in Seoul, Korea, who promotes the Council’s agenda in Korea and monitors ongoing economic, legislative, and political developments.