A. General Information

1. Title


2. Status of the project/service
3. Implementation period of the project/service:
6. Participating agencies/entities of the project/service:
a. Development stage
Lead agencies/entities
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea
Other participating agencies/entities
KTNET KOREA (service provider)
b. Operational stage
Lead agencies/entities (op)
Other participating agencies/entities (op)
7. Main stakeholders/beneficiaries of the project/services
Traders (big enterprises)
Traders (SMEs)
Other Government Agencies (OGAs)
8. Business process category of the project/service
Commercial Transactions
Forwarding and cargo handling
Regulatory/official control

B. Lessons Learned

9. Summary description of the project/service
a. Objective(s)

FTA PLUS KOREA enables the streamlined process of origin determination using AI and data compliance.

Main Functions: 

FTA Information: 

Rules of Origin information by FTAs

-RoO of RCEP and 17FTAs in effect

HS code search

Base Information Management 

Product management 

Customer Management 

Bill of Materials management 

Purchase/Sales ledger

Declaration of Origin Management 

Origin Determination

Origin Verification Questionnair 

Issuing Declaration of Origin (D/O)

Preferential Certificate of Origin

Post-Determination Management

P-C/O and D/O Signature register

Due diligence 

b. Business need for the project/service (background)

Complicated RoO: 88% of trading SMEs interviewed complained about the origin determination; Challenges in Complicated RoO, difficult issuing process, and lack of knowledge and experts.

High Cost: The application and verification of RoO by Authority is a growing barrier ‘at the border’ in some countries. Sometimes, the total cost of utilizing FTA is higher than the tariff benefit of FTA. 

Compliance: It is necessary to prepare for the risk of additional customs duties due to errors in the determination of origin and incomplete determination documents.

Administration burden: Responding to the customer's request for a Country of Origin Management is necessary. It is needed to prepare for due diligence.

c. Business process covered*

Description of processes

d. Overall architecture and functionalities*

Business Model

e. Relevant document/figure
10. Documents and data exchanged via the project/service

Preferntial COs

11. Data models/databases, proprietary solutions, hybrid approaches
12. Main challenges faced during the project/service
13. Lessons learned from the project/service
14. Main benefit(s) of the project/service
Enhanced regulatory compliance*
Transaction Cost savings*
Transaction Time savings
Simplified process
14A. Elaborations/detailed description on benefits gained:


15. Technical/financial/capacity building/other assistance
16. Future plan for expansion of the project and service
17. Other information or relevant references on the project and service
18. Relevant document regarding the project/service

C. Relevant Standards

20. Electronic message standard
20A. Electronic message standard supporting the project/service:
20B. Type of standard for electronic message applied for the project/service
21. Technical communication standard
21A. Technical communication standard supporting the project/service
21B. Type of technical communication standard applied for the project/service
22. Security-related standards*
22A. Security-related standard supporting the project/service
22B. Type of security-related standard applied for the project/service
23. Other Technical Information
23A. Interface developed for data exchange with an internal system
23B. Other technical implementation information