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This brief contains information on Korea’s history, political overview of Korea, bilateral relations, trade and investment, the Australia-Korea investment environment and high-level visits.


This is a one page economic and trade snapshot of Korea.

AKBC Research Paper: Nation Building

A report on how to leverage Australian and Korean engineering, procurement and construction expertise.


This comprehensive report discusses the opportunities in Australian and Korean financial services.


This webpage provides links to information and fact sheets relating to the Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement.

Market Profile – Republic of Korea (Austrade)

This market profile on Korea provides information on doing business in Korea, news, events, visiting Korea and Austrade assistance.

호주 비지니스 가이드 (PWC) Australia Business Guide (Korean)

호주의 인구, 법, 투자,고용법등 소개한다.

Perth USAsia Institute: Maturing the Korea-Australia Investment Relationship

This 40 page report provides an overview of the Australia-Korea investment relationship and states that despite the investment relationship expanding, future bilateral investment needs to diversify into new industries.

Korea Country Starter Pack (Asialink Business)

A comprehensive guide to conducting business in South Korea. To access this guide, you must sign up to Asialink Business (free of charge)

Food and Beverage Market Entry Guide (Korea)

This guide focuses on the opportunities in the Korean market for Australian businesses exporting packaged, manufactured and premium fresh food and beverages. It presents key facts and trends, key channels to market, the competitive environment, getting ready, crossing the border, opportunities for Australian exporters, and how to access KAFTA benefits.

The Economist Korea Guide

This website provides updates and analysis of the latest economic and political developments affecting South Korea.

A comprehensive guide to exporting to Korea. Please note this is a US Government resource and therefore targeted at assisting US companies, however much of the market information is relevant to Australian companies.

Doing Business in Korea (cultural guide)

This is a 12-page guide that provides a brief overview of some key concepts to consider when doing business in South Korea. This is a free resource but registration is essential.

World Bank Korea Guide 2019

This comprehensive 62 page guide takes readers through the process of establishing a business in Korea from starting a business, getting electricity, getting credit, paying taxes and labor market regulation.

NAB report: Perspectives, trends and insights

Written in 2017, the paper examines the positive outlook for the South Korean economy, its growing importance in the Asia Pacific region, its strong environment for trade and investment, the growing appeal of its financial markets and some of the key structural challenges and geopolitical risks it faces.


The Korea International Trade Association (KITA)

The Korea International Trade Association (KITA) is a non-profit organization which provides a variety of direct services such as trade consulting, a company directory, and assistance to trading companies dealing with government authorities. Other prominent features include an economic news section, in-depth reports, statistics on leading indicators, and a quick glance at the South Korean economy, culture, and products.

Korea Economic Daily

This is the online version of The Korea Economic Daily (KED), a newspaper that provides current headlines on South Korean business news. The website features news on the South Korean economy, financial sector, IT/electronics industry, international and domestic stock market data and more.


TradeKorea is an online marketplace portal for international buyers, sellers, and other international business people who wish to do business in Korea. The site provides information on products in several categories, resources for buyers and sellers, and news.

Video Resources

NSW-Korea Business Forum Session One - Intro

NSW-Korea Business Forum Session One - Jonathan O'Dea

NSW-Korea Business Forum Session One - Daniel

NSW-Korea Business Forum Session One - David Nathan, City Fertility Clinic

NSW-Korea Business Forum Session One - ANZ

NSW-Korea Business Forum Session One - Panel Discussion

NSW-Korea Business Forum Session Two - Kylie

NSW-Korea Business Forum Session Two - Mary

NSW-Korea Business Forum Session Two - Alice Kim, KOTRA

NSW-Korea Business Forum Session Two - Panel Discussion