Places are still available on the U.S.-Northeast China Agribusiness Trade Mission (ATM), May 5-9, 2014, to Dalian, Shenyang, and Changchun. U.S. agribusinesses are invited to apply to participate in the mission.
The mission will provide U.S. small-and medium-sized enterprise (SME) participants with firsthand market information, access to government decision makers, and one-on-one meetings with business contacts, so U.S. businesses can position themselves to enter or expand their presence in the Chinese market. It will highlight a number of agriculture market sectors including pork. Chinese business representatives will participate in targeted, one-on-one meetings with selected U.S. agribusiness participants in all locations. Meetings with industry officials from China, presentations by public/private sector experts, and site visits will be scheduled. Additional meetings may be arranged by USDA upon request.
Northeast China boasts a population roughly equal to Mexico, a rapidly growing middle class, and a GDP equivalent to the world’s 17th largest economy. China’s appetite for U.S. products continues to grow, and the potential for U.S. exporters in the northeast region of China remains largely unrealized.
USDA will develop the agenda, facilitate logistics, and cover all on-ground expenses (transportation, interpretation, conference venue, etc.). Participants maintain responsibility for their travel to, from, and within China, and their in-country lodging costs (USDA will work to secure reduced rates).