A. General Information

1. Title


2. Implementation period of the project/service:
4. Geographical coverage
Participating countries: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Türkiye, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America
Hub Point: Republic of Korea
5. 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)
6. Main stakeholders/beneficiaries of the service
Traders (big enterprises)
Traders (SMEs)
Other Government Agencies (OGAs)
7. Business process category of the service
Commercial Transactions
Forwarding and cargo handling
Regulatory/official control

B. Lessons Learned

8. 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 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
9. Documents and data exchanged via the service

Preferntial COs

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


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

C. Relevant Standards

19. Electronic message standard
19A. Electronic message standard supporting the service
19B. Type of standard for electronic message applied for the service
20. Technical communication standard
20A. Technical communication standard supporting the service
20B. Type of technical communication standard applied for the service
21. Security-related standards*
21A. Security-related standard supporting the service
21B. Type of security-related standard applied for the service
22. Other Technical Information
22A. Interface developed for data exchange with an internal system
22B. Other technical implementation information