Shown above are hand sanitizers and face masks made by Korean companies. Two-Y Communications founder Ryan Ahn said that his company will help foreign buyers purchase made-in-Korea products related to COVID-19 at affordable prices. Photo courtesy of Two-Y Communications

Start-up to help global buyers import made-in-Korea products

The world is struggling to secure enough products to deal with the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, which has infected around 2.5 million people across the world.

In particular, medical equipment, test kits, face masks, and hand sanitizers are in short supply with the exception of few countries, including South Korea and China.

Made-in-Korea products have gained popularity thanks to their high quality, although they have been hard to get. But a Korean firm, dubbed Two-Y Communications, is helping global buyers purchase them at affordable prices.

South Korea has managed to bring the pandemic under control as its daily infection cases decreased to around 10 over the past few days. As a result, it has enough stock for COVID-19-related products.

We have received so many requests for protective masks or hand sanitizers from overseas buyers. They mostly lacked sufficient information,” said Two-Y founder Ryan Ahn, who has worked in the media and PR industry over the past 25 years.

In some cases, I saw unscrupulous middlemen deceive desperate foreign buyers. Against this backdrop, we decided to help people outside the country to gobble up made-in-Korea products.”

Ahn said that he has organized a network of manufacturing the necessary products and exporting them together with medical professionals and journalists.

Ahn said that his company will focus on such products as diagnostic kits, hand sanitizers, face masks, thermometers, and respirators made inside Korea.

I got sick of agents, who try to exploit spooked people. Based on my 25-year experience in the media and PR industries, I will help overseas buyers with the best information available,” Ahn said.

We are hurrying up to make a dedicated website. Before then, we will receive requests and orders through e-mail or telephone.”

Ahn can be reached at or 82-2-6956-6698.