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Coupang Partners with the U.S. Department of Commerce to Co-host EMPOWER Asia Webinars to Promote U.S. Exports

March 5, 2024 8:00 AM

Interactive sessions targeting women-owned U.S. businesses in the Food & Beverage and Apparel & Fashion industries focused on how to access South Korea’s dynamic consumer goods market

SEATTLE & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Coupang (NYSE: CPNG), a leading global retailer headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with operations in Korea and Taiwan, is pleased to continue its Strategic Partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Administration (ITA) by co-hosting two interactive webinars for U.S. entrepreneurs and sellers to learn about internet-enabled cross-border trade opportunities in Korea. While special focus was placed on women-owned businesses, the sessions were open to all U.S. sellers and business owners.

In line with the Department’s strategic objective to support international economic cooperation, advancement of underrepresented communities, and U.S. exports, ITA’s EMPOWER Asia (Export Markets Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise in Asia) is focused on increasing the number of U.S. women-owned businesses that export to Asia by leveraging ITA’s expertise. Coupang, one of the fastest growing American retailers in global markets that has facilitated the export of billions of USD worth of U.S. goods to Korea and Taiwan, shared its insights with attendees interested in growing their businesses by tapping into Korea’s rapidly growing commerce market, which is expected to exceed $563 billion in sales by 20271.

Participants learned about U.S. Commercial Services’ support of exporters, received an introduction to Korean commerce and how to grow their businesses by selling with Coupang, and gained valuable insights on South Korean consumers. Speakers included Aileen Nandi, Executive Director for Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce; You Jin Oh, Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, South Korea; Lisa Allen, Director, Agricultural Trade Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Korea; Mimi Choi, Head of Consulting, Asiance; and Gerald Hoe, Head of Global Marketplace, Coupang. Coupang also answered live questions from attendees, covering a range of topics about how to do business and succeed on Coupang’s platform.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Coupang to enable greater participation of women-owned businesses in exploring cross-border eCommerce opportunities in Korea,” said Jay Park, Commercial Officer at U.S. Embassy Seoul. “By leveraging U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration’s expertise and broad presence in Korea, our goal is to offer essential guidance and assistance to empowering more women-owned businesses as they venture into trading with Korea, opening up fresh avenues for growth and partnership.”

“As a U.S. business and one of the fastest growing retailers in Asia, Coupang serves as one of the most trusted and proven partners for U.S. sellers to grow their business overseas,” said Bill Anaya, Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Coupang. “With our focus on a customer-first digital commerce experience in Korea that serves more than 20 million consumers, Coupang is pleased to support the success of American sellers, from major brands to SMEs. Through our platform, Coupang is uniquely positioned to accelerate increased U.S. exports to Asia and the other important objective we share with the Commerce Department to advance women-owned businesses and leadership.”

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About Coupang

Coupang, a Fortune 200 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CPNG), is one of the largest retailers in the world. Its mission is to revolutionize the lives of its customers and create a world where people wonder, “How did I ever live without Coupang?” Coupang offers a variety of services, including same-day and dawn delivery of merchandise, delivery of prepared foods through Coupang Eats, fintech through Coupang Pay, and video streaming through Coupang Play. Coupang is headquartered in the United States, with operations and support services performed in geographies including South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, and India. Additional information about Coupang can be found by visiting aboutcoupang.com and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/coupang.

About the International Trade Administration

The International Trade Administration (ITA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. Operating in more than 100 U.S. locations and 80 markets worldwide, ITA promotes trade and investment, assists U.S. businesses and workers to export and expand globally, and ensures fair trade and compliance by enforcing U.S. trade laws and agreements. For more information on ITA, visit www.trade.gov.

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