India serves as the first trade mission stop for Ted McKinney, the newly minted Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. McKinney led a group of 50 men and women, representing 29 agricultural companies, associations, and state governments, overseas in an effort to boost trade opportunities between the U.S. and India, which is the 17th largest export market for the United States.
McKinney says the group represents a wide array of commodities.
McKinney says the trade mission has several goals.
Members of the trade mission actually had discussions with three countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and India. McKinney says India is taking steps to improve its viability in the world markets.
India and the U.S. have had a difference in the past over trade barriers and tariffs, but McKinney says that may be starting to change.
McKinney calls India a country we are currently doing business in but there’s a lot of opportunity for doing more business in the future.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.