About Us

WHAT IS EKIMPORT?

Ekimport is an online “Crowd Importing Platform” that enables SME retailers and online sellers to source global products from exporters at bulk (wholesale) prices without actually having to buy products in bulk.


WHAT IS EKIMPORT’S VISION?

Ekimport’s vision is to make cross-border trade for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) easy and more profitable using group commerce enabled by online Crowd Importing Platform and data-science (A.I.).


WHAT IS EKIMPORT’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT?

Status quo of cross-border trade by SMEs:
  • SME retailers / online sellers - who sell products on platforms like Coupang (Korea), Flipkart (India) and Shopee (Singapore) - have no bargaining power to get bulk (wholesale) prices when they source global products, because their order-size is too small for exporters to give bulk (wholesale) prices.
  • As a result, SME retailers are dependent on larger importers and distributors for sourcing global products. This means that the trendiest, newest and most innovative global products are usually out of direct reach of SME retailers, until some larger importer/distributor starts to source them.
Cross-border trade for SMEs via Ekimport:
  • SME retailers can have direct access to new and innovative products available from exporters across the globe. They can maintain a wide variety of global products with leaner inventory as they have no pressure to buy in bulk to get bulk (wholesale) prices.
  • This is possible because SME retailers can source small quantities of products across the globe and still be able to get wholesale (low) prices from exporters via Crowd Importing on Ekimport.


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Resources related to importing in South Korea

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is in charge of safety of food, health functional foods, medicines, drugs, cosmetics, medical supplies, medical devices, etc.

Korea Customs Service is the central administrative agency that is in charge of customs duties and collection of tariffs, customs clearance and contraband inspection.

QIA does quarantine of imported animals, livestock products and feed, investigation, management of imported cattle and beef, and quarantine of imported plants, etc.

Korea Medical Devices Industry Association (KMDIA) is the largest medical devices association representing over 900 member companies including manufacturers and importers

Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) is the national oil and gas company of South Korea and one of the most important industrial companies in the country.

KARTI is a place to conduct testing and quality tests on textiles and related products, industrial materials, products and materials designated by the government.

KTR is an international accredited testing and certification organization that conducts comprehensive testing, certification, and technical consulting in all industries.

KTC is established to efficiently conduct tests, certification, and technology development on electricity, electronics, measurement, energy, machinery, logistics, etc.

KFA is established for the purpose of developing scientific technology in manufacturing compound feed, suppling high quality compound feed to the livestock farmers.