The Korea Defense Industry Trade Support Center(KODITS) was established by the Korean government in 2009 as a department of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency(KOTRA) to promote defense industry trade. It consists of specialists from the private and public sectors.
This pan-governmental organization provides a variety of support related to defense and security trade, including business matchmaking, government-to-government(GtoG) contract support, offset trade, package deals and Homeland Security (HLS) industry support.
Background of Establishment
"The Defense Industry" is a very important industry because it is directly connected to the matter of survival/national security. It is necessary for a nation to be independent when it comes to defense capability.
In order to benefit from major economies, it is more crucial than ever to expand the previously domestic-oriented defense market to one that is global.
To promote the defense industry as a future driving force, it is necessary to increase export volume. However, the current exportation supporting system lacks the capability to cope with various defense industry demands.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) thus proposed the idea of establishing a defense industry support center with related departments to provide the most effective support when trading defense materials for constructing infrastructure. Positioned within KOTRA, KODITS was established in October 15th 2009.
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