In the aftermath of the Corona 19, many countries are experiencing grocery stocks and medical equipment shortages, and they are requesting purchases abroad, saying they prefer fast and reliable Korean products.

Reporter Kim Hye-min reports.


The rice noodle convenience store located in Hoengseong, Gangwon-do, has no time to meet the orders that were pushed from China.

Recently, after signing a $ 30,000 export contract with a company in Shenyang, it is also negotiating volumes with other regions such as Shanghai.

This is because Chinese consumers who have become sensitive to hygiene with corona stick to Korean products.

[Kim Ho-jin / Rice Noodle Company Representative: Chinese mothers do not believe their food hygienically ... Korea is more trusted than places like Vietnam and Thailand.]

Exporters of thermal imaging cameras also receive orders from the Middle East or South America, and once a video consultation is made, the contract is made immediately.

[Indian importer official: Although it has been imported from other countries (thermal camera), it has been a long time since we did not receive the product in Wuhan, China.]

KOTRA says new exports worth $ 20 million have been made in the past month and a half with new video consultations. It was also a domestic distributor that sent 2,000 boxes of toilet paper directly to Singapore, where the toilet paper shortage occurred with a daily necessities stockpiler.

From quarantine products to agri-food, 'Made in Korea' cannot be sold.

Last month, hand sanitizer exports amounted to $ 5.69 million, up seven times from the same period of the previous year, and exports of agri-food increased by 15.8% to $ 670 million.

The government plans to provide additional video counseling targeting foreign buyers to support export.

(Video coverage: Han Il-sang, Video editing: Kim Jong-tae)