Trade Mission Offers New Opportunities in South Korea

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Finding new trade opportunities in South Korea. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

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Representatives from 49 U.S. companies and organizations are heading to Seoul, South Korea this month for an agribusiness trade mission. It’s led by USDA’s Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor who says she’s confident the mission will produce great results.

South Korea ranks as the United States’ fifth-largest single-export market. It’s one of the fastest-growing economies in the developed world and has been for the past several decades. With relatively small amounts of arable land, South Korea relies heavily on imported agricultural goods, especially meat and bulk commodities, to satisfy food and feed demand.

While on the trade mission, participants will engage in targeted business-to-business meetings and site visits to build new trade possibilities, strengthen existing partnerships, observe U.S. products in the marketplace, and discover the latest Korean consumer food trends. The trade mission takes place March 25-28.

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Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker who specializes in agriculture. She primarily reports on legislative issues and hosts The AgNet Weekly podcast. Sabrina is a native of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley.