KORD was founded on the vision of a team of industry-leading professionals who wanted to create an easier and more efficient way to navigate the complexities of international and domestic transport. No matter the size of your operation, KORD can customize the perfect solution for you.



Our goal is simple: to save you time and money. In creating an integrated solution, KORD facilitates a one-stop model for all of your transport needs and is able to offer exclusive pricing on services.


  • Logistics

  • Product Storage

  • Distribution

  • Label Review & Creation

  • Ingredient Review


  • USDA Permit

  • Import Alert


Port of origin

  • Freight Forwarding

  • International Transport

  • Sea and Air Freight

u.s. Port

  • Domestic Shipping

  • Customs Brokerage



  • Marketing

  • Direct-to-Consumer Shipping

  • E-Commerce Support


Kathy Hong

Kathy Hong is a founding member of KORD Partners LLC.

Kathy is a U.S. licensed Customs Broker, and founded D.K. Express, Inc., a Customhouse Brokerage firm, in 1998.
Kathy is also a partner in B2b Logistics Group, LLC, an international logistics firm, and a partner in Line Affiliated, LLC., a domestic freight brokerage firm.

Kathy has vast knowledge in U.S. Customs regulation and other compliance issues with different government agencies including FDA, USDA, F&W, etc.
Kathy has an extensive training in Food Safety, FDA registration requirements, USDA permit requirements, e-commerce logistics, and marketing.
Kathy can be frequently found in seminars as a speaker both domestic and abroad.

Kathy is a member of public interests customs brokers, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, FTA (ForeignTrade Associate), WIT (Women in International Trade), NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc.), LACBFAA (Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association Inc.), and KALA (Korean American Logistics Association).

James Choh

James Choh is a founding member of KORD Partners LLC.

James is a U.S. licensed Customs Broker, and founded B2B Logistics Group, LLC, an international logistics firm, in 2008.
James is also a partner in D.K. Express, Inc., a Customhouse Brokerage firm, and a partner in Line Affiliated, LLC., a domestic freight brokerage firm.
James maintains an extensive knowledge in all areas of logistics, both domestic and international.

James is a licensed Customs Broker since 1991, and maintains broad expertise in U.S. Customs regulation and other compliance issues with different U.S. government agencies including FDA, USDA, F&W, etc.

James consults on FDA labeling issues, Import Alerts, FSVP (Food Safety Verification Program), FDA registration, Section 301 China tariffs, Section 232 steel tariffs, Section 321 de minimis value entries.

Sungjoon Cho

Sungjoon Cho is a founding member of KORD Partners, LLC.

Sungjoon has a wide variety of experiences connecting businesses in the U.S. and Korea as an investor, management consultant, and operator.
As a venture capitalist at Formation 8 and Formation Group, Sungjoon invested in start-ups in both Silicon Valley and in Asia.

Sungjoon also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company based out of New York.

Sungjoon started his career at Samsung Semiconductor, first in product planning and business development, and then on the executive staff of the Samsung Group Vice Chairman.

Sungjoon advises on business start-ups, finances, and marketing.

Grace Chang

Grace Chang is a founding member of KORD Partners LLC

Grace Chang is based out of South Korea, and is the current CEO at Shinhan Customs Service Inc.
Grace is also a member of Seoul Customs Review system of the Legality Before Taxation, KCS Tariff Examination Committee, Customs Valuation, Central Tariff Classification Committee.

Grace is a licensed Korean Customs Broker and maintains an extensive knowledge in Korean Customs regulation and other government compliance issues. 
Grace and her staff consult Korean shippers on issues such as FTA/KR requirements, US FDA requirements, food safety, prior licensing requirements, etc.
Grace provides Korean companies One-Stop Solution to simplify international trade.