Millestones

Import Car History

KAIDA History

2019

09
Chevrolet joined KAIDA
Co-hosted 'Seoul Motor Show 2019'
04
Co-hosted 'Seoul Motor Show 2019'
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'

2018

GM Korea renamed to Cadillac Korea
07
Participation in 'Busan International Motor Show 2018'
06
05
Hosted '3rd KAIDA Automotive Forum'
04
Inauguration of the 12th Chairman of the KAIDA, Woo-Young Chung
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'

2017

06
Hosted '2nd KAIDA Automotive Forum'
Co-hosted 'Seoul Motor Show 2017'
03
Co-hosted 'Seoul Motor Show 2017'
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'

2016

12
Five Import Commercial Vehicle brands (Iveco/MAN/Mercedes-Benz/Scania/Volvo Trucks) joined KAIDA
11
Hosted '1st KAIDA Automotive Forum'
Participation in 'Busan International Motor Show 2016'
06
04
Inauguration of the 11th Chairman of the KAIDA, Jae H Jung
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'

2015

2015
11
Press meeting and ceremony on 20th anniversary of the automobile imports and open markets
09
Hosted 'Import Car Career Fair 2015'
Co-hosted 'Seoul Motor Show 2015'
04
Co-hosted 'Seoul Motor Show 2015'
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'

2014

2014
Participation in 'Busan International Motor Show 2014'
05
04
Inauguration of the 10th Chairman of the KAIDA, Jae H Jung
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'
Establishment of Porsche Korea
01

2013

2013
12
Signed MOU on 'KAIDA Industrial-Academic Cooperation Program'
CXC stopped selling Mitsubishi
08
Co-hosted 'Seoul Motor Show 2013'
04
Hosted 'Import Car Career Fair 2013'
Co-hosted 'Seoul Motor Show 2013'
Chrysler Korea started to sell Fiat
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'

2012

2012
Subaru Korea stopped selling Subaru
12
Press Briefing on the 25th anniversary of the opening of Imported cars
07
Press Briefing on the 25th anniversary of the opening of Imported cars
CXC started to sell Mitsubishi
Participation in 'Busan International Motor Show 2012'
05
04
Inauguration of the 9th Chairman of the KAIDA, Jae H Jung
Korea-USA FTA came into effect in March 15
03
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'
Hanbul Motors started to sell Citroen
01

2011

Mercedes-Benz Korea stopped selling Maybach
12
Korea- EU FTA came into effect in July 1st
07
Co-hosted 'Seoul Motor Show 2011'
04
Co-hosted "Seoul Motor Show 2011"
MMSK stopped selling Mitsubishi
03
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'

2010

Participation in 'Busan International Motor Show 2010'
Subaru Korea started to sell Subaru
05
04
Inauguration of the 8th Chairman of the KAIDA, Dong-Hoon Park
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'

2009

2009
Toyota Motor Korea launched to sell Toyota
10
PAG Korea renamed Volvo Car Korea
07
Co-hosted "2009 Seoul Motor Show”
04
Co-hosted "2009 Seoul Motor Show"
02
Hosted scholarship presentation ceremony of 'KAIDA Global Talent Program'

2008

2008
Nissan Korea launched to sell Nissan
11
MMSK launched to sell Mitsubishi
Hosted "2008 Import Car Driving Tour"
10
Hosted "2008 Import Car Driving Tour"
Establishment of Jaguar Land Rover Korea
04
Inauguration of the 7th Chairman of the KAIDA, Dong-Hoon Park
03
Conducted the 7th Survey of Consumer attitude towards Import Cars In Korea

2007

2007
2007
Press meeting on 20th anniversary of the automobile imports and open markets
12
Press meeting on 20th anniversary of the automobile imports and open markets
Co-hosted "2007 Seoul Motor Show"
04
Co-hosted "2007 Seoul Motor Show"

2006

2006
Hosted "2006 Import Car Driving Tour"
10
Hosted "2006 Import Car Driving Tour"
Automobile Importers' Participation in 'Busan International Motor Show'
04
Inauguration of the 6th Chairman of the KAIDA, Seung-Chul Song

2005

2005
2005
Hosted "2005 Import Car Driving Tour"
10
Hosted "2005 Import Car Driving Tour"
Nissan Korea launched to sell Infiniti
07
Co-hosted "2005 Seoul Motor Show”
05
Co-hosted "2005 Seoul Motor Show”
04
Published the Guide Book for Imported Automobiles
03
Conducted the 6th Survey of Consumer attitude towards Import Cars in Korea
BMW Korea launched to sell MINI
02
Establishment of Volkswagen Korea
01

2004

Establishment of Audi Korea
10
Mercedes-Benz Korea launched to sell Maybach
06
Inauguration of the 5th Chairman of the KAIDA, Seung-Chul Song
BMW Korea launched to sell Rolls-Royce
Establishment of Nissan Korea
05
Conducted the 5th Survey of Consumer attitude towards Import Cars In Korea

2003

2003
2003
Seven Automobile Importers' Participation
in 'Busan International Motor Show'
10
‘Hosted '2003 Korea Import Motor Show'
05
‘Hosted '2003 Korea Import Motor Show'
04
Published the Guide Book for Imported Automobiles
Establishment of Honda Korea
03
Conducted the 4th Survey of Consumer attitude towards Import Cars In Korea

2002

12
Opening of Internet Data Programs on the Registration and Statistics of
Imported Automobiles
Establishment of Mercedes-Benz Korea
Establishment of Hanbul Motors, as an Importer of Peugeot
09
05
Conducted the 3rd Survey of Consumer attitude towards Import Cars in Korea
Elucidated the Influence of Imported Automobiles by the KIEP & Economy Strategy
Institute on Domestic Automobile Industry
04
Inauguration of the 4th Chairman of the KAIDA, Eul-Rae Son

2001

2001
Six Automobile Importers' Participation in 'Busan International Motor Show'
09
Volvo Korea launched to sell Jaguar & Land Rover
Volvo Korea's Integration into the Premier Automotive Group Korea
06
01
Conducted the 2nd Survey of Consumer attitude towards Import Cars In Korea

2000

2000
2000
Hosted '2000 Korea Import Motor Show'
05
Hosted "2000 Korea Import Motor Show"
Establishment of Gojin Motor Import co. Ltd
04
Inauguration of the 3rd Chairman of the KAIDA, Eul-Rae Son
Published the Guide Book for Imported Automobiles
Establishment of Toyota Motor Korea
03
01
Conducted the 1st Survey of Consumer attitude towards Import Cars In Korea

1999

Total abolition of restrictions in importing Japanese automobiles
07
Ford Korea Launched to Sell Jaguar
06

1998

1998
US-Korea Automobile Negotiation and MOU drawn out
10
08
Opening of the KAIDA Homepage
TT Korea launched to sell Toyota
04
03
Joint Marketing Campaigns in opposition to protests against imported automobiles
Establishment GM Korea
02
Establishment of Volvo Korea and Launching of its direct sales in Korea
01

1997

Dongbu stopped selling Peugeot
12
Inchcape withdrew
10
Jukwang Motors Contracted with FIAT
07
Joint Press Conference/AAMA, ACEA, KAIDA
Press meeting on 10th anniversary of the automobile imports and open markets
06
05
Press meeting on 10th anniversary of the automobile imports and open markets
04
Voted for full-time working structure at the Regular General Assembly
(Opening of full-time working organizations and corporate offices of the KAIDA)
Inauguration of the 2nd Chairman of the KAIDA, Byung-Gun Choi
Hanbo stopped selling FIAT
03
Dongbu Industry renamed Dongbu Express
01

1996

Establishment of Chrysler Korea co. Ltd
09
Ford launched direct sales in Korea
Jinse Trading & Inchcape launched to sell Toyota
08
Kia Motors stopped selling 'Ford'
02

1995

2003
The First MOU blueprint composed between Korean and US
09
BMW launched direct sales in Korea
07
Kumho stopped selling FIAT
04
Establishment of the KAIDA
01
Established the Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association
License as an Incorporation (The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy)
Inauguration of the 1st Chairman of the KAIDA, Sang-Do Kang

1994

12
The General Assembly of Establishment
Woosung Tire renamed Woosung Distribution
Samwhan Camus launched to sell Citroen
04
Hanil Development co.Ltd renamed Hanjin Construction
03

1993

Daelim Motorcycle stopped selling Honda
09

1992

Inchcape launched to sell Jaguar & General Motors
09
Woosung Tire launched to sell Chrysler
08
Inchcape launched to sell Rolls-Royce & Land Rover
01

1991

Doosan handed over the sales right of 'Saab' from Shinhan Motors
09

1990

Ssangyong Motors stopped selling Renault
01

1989

Daelim Motorcycle launched to sell Honda
06
Hanjin co. Ltd renamed Hanil Development co. Ltd
03

1988

Ssangyong Motors launched to sell Renault
09
Geumho launched the sell FIAT
06
Kia Motors launched to sell Ford
05
The Imported Automobile Market opened extensively
04
Dongbu(Peugeot) and Dusan(Saab) launched sales
01

1987

1987
Kolon Coporation launched to sell BMW
Hanjin Group launched to sell Volvo
03
The Automobile Market opened partially
Hansung Motors launched to sell Benz
& Porsche while Hyosung Group handled Volkswagen & Audi
01