Invest KOREA (IK) provides customized services to support the entry and establishment of foreign businesses in Korea.
Invest KOREA, composed of KOTRA employees, specialists and seconded officials from government ministries and agencies, is a Korean investment promotion organization established to support the entry and establishment of foreign businesses in Korea.
We work closely with our network of 42 overseas branches, known as Korea Business Centers, to provide comprehensive services for foreign businesses. This includes consultations, assistance with investment notification and corporate establishment, support for business activities in Korea and grievance resolution.
We provide comprehensive one-stop services to foreign-invested companies to help them develop into global companies.
We carry out various activities to attract foreign investment, including finding potential investors, supporting investment projects, providing after care services and building cooperation with related agencies.
Foreign Investment Promotion
Finding Investors and Managing Investment Projects
Invest KOREA provides all foreign investment services. This includes promoting the national image, finding potential investors, reviewing, planning and executing investment, consulting and after management. We also deliver feedback from foreign-invested companies to policy officials to help improve the investment environment.
Invest Korea Plaza (IKP)
Invest Korea Plaza, the first international business incubation center in Korea, offers business consultation, administration support, investment and efficient one-stop services to foreign investors.
Information Providing Service
Invest KOREA provides documents for investment feasibility studies and offers consultations regarding investment procedures, laws, taxes and accounting. We also offer customized information and resources for potential investors.
Invest KOREA Online (http://www.investkorea.org) provides a wealth of detailed information on investment in Korea on top of its extensive on-line consulting service for interested investors.
The Office of the Foreign Investment Ombudsman (OFIO)
The OFIO provides aftercare services to resolve a variety of grievances faced by foreign-invested companies doing business in Korea. The Ombudsman makes recommendations to the government and other organizations to improve the investment environment on behalf of investors, thereby helping resolve their grievances.
Investment Aftercare Division www.i-ombudsman.or.kr
The Investment Aftercare Division offers “home doctors” (experts in foreign investment) to provide one-on-one services for clients and rapidly identify and resolve problems.
Invest Korea offers consultations for 11 types of issues related to foreign investment, including visa, tariff and tax, for the convenience of foreign-invested companies.