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KOTRA to reinforce big bot to help SMEs make inroads abroad

According to Yonhap News,

(SEOUL=Yonhap News) The state promotion agency said Thursday it will reinforce the big data platform, providing consulting to small businesses seeking business opportunities abroad that was launched earlier this year.

The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) introduced the KOTRA Big Bot, constructed from the words big data and robot, in May to help small and medium-sized firms make inroads into overseas markets

Companies can have access to market and trade information on their future markets once they put related information into the Big Bot search bar on KOTRA's website.

Among the available information are lists of buyer orders, trade and economic statistics, and trade and investment consulting based on 700,000 trade data, statistics and other data on 80,000 foreign companies, and more than 40,000 trade and investment consulting cases.

The agency said it will continue updating the data through consultations with businesses to provide more accurate and ample data.

It will also introduce a "service recall" system in which a KOTRA official is assigned to a company so he or she could visit the company in person on a regular basis to provide further consulting until the company succeeds in making inroads abroad.

KOTRA said it will hold a series of explanation sessions in conjunction with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in Daejeon, Incheon, Busan, Gwangju and several other major cities across the country for the coming months to listen from small and medium-sized firms there.

Shown is part of the website of KOTRA Big Bot, which provides business consulting to companies. (Yonhap)

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Source: Yonhap News (Sep. 7, 2017)
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