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USDA Plans March Trade Mission to China

Published: Dec 27, 2011
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is inviting small-and-medium-sized U.S. agribusinesses to apply to participate in a U.S.-China Agribusiness Trade Mission to Chengdu and Shanghai, China, March 23-28, 2012. The goal of the trade mission is to give participants firsthand market information, access to government decision makers, and one-on-one meetings with business contacts, including potential agents, distributors and partners, so U.S. businesses can position themselves to enter or expand their presence in the Chinese market.

The trade mission will promote joint ventures and support bilateral trade with China and improve U.S. agribusiness ties with China through establishing direct trade relations between U.S. producers and Chinese buyers. The product focus of this mission to China includes: retail sector, HRI (both overall), swine (genetics and feed), dairy feed, dairy products, and frozen meat products.

Chinese business representatives will meet with selected U.S. agribusiness participants in both locations. Meetings with government and industry officials from both China and the U.S.; presentations by public/private sector experts; one-on-one business meetings and site visits will be scheduled during the Mission. Additional meetings may be arranged by USDA upon request.

USDA will cover all on-ground expenses (transportation, interpretation, conference venue, reception costs, etc.) during the Mission. Participants are responsible for their travel to and from China, the Chengdu-to-Shanghai flight, and their in-country lodging costs (at the government rate). To apply or for more details, contact Shane Danielson at