Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (GCEF), a nonprofit research institute, registered under the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) based in Seoul, Republic of Korea, successfully implemented a market research project on opportunities in South Korea for Canadian women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) & women exporters, commissioned by the Trade Commissioner Office of the Embassy of Canada to South Korea.
After the Canada’s first free trade agreement with an Asian partner, the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement entered into force on January 1, 2015, the Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) program of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) of the Government of Canada has been supporting Canadian women-owned businesses to expand into global market. Canada’s first women-only business mission group will come to South Korea in 2020.
The English report features market information and trends on the industries of ICT (video games, AI, and digital health), creative industries (animation, music, books, and digital contents), consumer products (fashion and cosmetics), and agricultural food. Also, it highlights the affirmative policies of the public and private sectors for women enterprises. In-depth interviews of Korean and foreign business women are included.