FAS Administrator Isley leads Taiwan trade mission

Thursday, April 25, 2019

WASHINGTON — Representatives from 49 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations joined Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administrator Ken Isley on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) first-ever three-day trade mission to Taipei, Taiwan that ends today, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release. Participating businesses include one Montana business, Whistling Andy Distilling from Bigfork.

“Taiwan and the United States have a long-standing and favorable business relationship,” Isley said. “Taiwan is an import-dependent economy and has a real affinity for U.S. ag products because of their quality, affordability and safety. What that adds up to is excellent opportunities for American exporters.”

Participants engaged in targeted business-to-business meetings, in-depth briefings and site visits, learning about the intricacies of the Taiwan market and positioning themselves for successful business dealings.

In addition to representatives from the 49 companies and organizations, Isley was joined by American Samoa Director of Agriculture Filifaatali M. Fuiava, Idaho State Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould and officials from the Georgia and Nebraska departments of agriculture.

— by Star Staff