Idaho governor to lead Taiwan-Hong Kong trade delegation

Idaho Governor Brad Little plans to lead a trade delegation to Taiwan and Hong Kong this fall.

State Commerce Department officials say the two destinations are excellent markets for new-to-export companies as well as those seeking to increase exports to Asia. Food and agriculture products are among leading opportunities in Taiwan, where exports from Idaho increased 17 percent last year. Taiwan is now the second biggest destination for exports from the state.

Meetings are scheduled in Taipei October 21st and 22nd, and in Hong Kong October 24th and 25th.

The Idaho Wheat Commission says the trade mission presents an opportunity to recognize loyal client millers in Taiwan and to explore ways to grow that business. Wheat growers from the state have exported for more than 50 years to Taiwan, where the U.S. has a dominant share of the market.  (Capital Press)

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