By Monsi A. Serrano
The Korea Importers Association (KOIMA) on its 49th founding year held last December 9 at the Westin Chosun Seoul awarded Philippines’ Commercial Counselor Jose Maria “JOJIE” Dinsay.
The Best Contribution Award which was given by KOIMA’s Chairman Kwang-hee Hong to Mr. Dinsay for his valuable activities and programs that strengthen the trade relationship between Philippines and Korea.
KOIMA has strong 8,500 members who are specialists in their respective business fields including endeavors to advance and promote its members’ interest. The association performs various activities which eventually contribute to the strengthen trade relations with other countries.
Commercial Counselor Dinsay successfully organized a Buying Mission to the Philippines last July 10-13, 2019 which was joined by 100 delegates representing 50 Korean companies.
There were also other activities organized by Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) with KOIMA including high level meetings with DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, former Philippine Ambassador To Korea Raul Hernandez and current Ambassador to Korea Noe Wong.
With 70 years diplomatic relationship between Korea and the Philippines, Trade Counselor Dinsay speaking to THEPHILBIZNEWS said, “We will continue to strengthen our economic relations with Korea by facilitating more business activities between Philippine and Korean companies”
“Philippine-Korea FTA negotiation are also on-going and when concluded will surely boost trade between the two countries,” Commercial Counselor Dinsay concluded.
KOIMA in partnership with PTIC Seoul led by Commercial Counselor Jose Ma Dinsay, organized a Buying Mission to the Philippines on 10-13 July 2019. The mission was composed of 100 delegates representing 50 Korean companies. Other activities organized by PTIC with KOIMA included high level meetings with DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, former Philippine Ambassador To Korea Raul Hernandez and current Ambassador to Korea Noe Wong.
The Philippines also participated at the Import Goods Fair organized by KOIMA which facilitated B2B meetings between Philippine exporters and Korean Importers.
The Korea Importers Association (KOIMA) is the only private organization exclusively dedicated to facilitating imports into the country to develop its industry.
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