Governor Little departs for his first official trade mission to Taiwan and Hong KongFriday October 18, 2019
Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little departs tonight for Taiwan and Hong Kong on his first official trade mission as Idaho’s 33rd Governor. First Lady Teresa Little, Idaho Department of Commerce Director Tom Kealey, and Idaho State Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould will join the Governor on the nine-day trade mission.
Taiwan is Idaho’s second largest export destination, and companies there bought more than $675 million in Idaho products in 2018. Hong Kong is Idaho’s ninth export market overall.
“As Governor and a businessman, I understand the importance of building relationships and making personal visits with some of our best customers,” Governor Little said. “The goal of my trade mission is to strengthen Idaho’s decades-old partnership and friendship with Taiwan and open doors for new trade and investment opportunities.”
The following businesses and organizations will be joining Governor Little in Taiwan and Hong Kong:
- Agri Beef Co.
- American Mills
- Butte Fence Inc.
- Cold Chain
- Idaho Wheat Commission
- Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee
- Marcus Tam Real Estate Development & Investment LLC
- PKG, Inc.
- Recall InfoLink, Inc.
- Syringa Networks, LLC
- University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
In Taipei, Governor Little and the members of the delegation will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration. Tours and meetings will take place with Costco, Mayfull Foods, Megaforce, Nexcom International Co., THL, and the Taiwan Flour Mills Association.
In Hong Kong, Governor Little and members of the delegation will meet with Consul General Hanscom Smith, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Swire Group, AEON Department Store, Towngas Telecom, Hong Kong Broadband Networks, Dah Chong Hong Ltd, Gyu-kaku BBQ Chain, and the Food and Health Bureau.
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