WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Representatives from the U.S. Grains Council, the U.S. Soybean Export Council, the USA Rice Federation and Clarkson Grain Co. have joined Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Ken Isley as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first-ever trade mission to Taipei, Taiwan. The mission, which is taking place April 22-25, includes representatives from 49 U.S. agribusiness and farm organizations.

“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.”

As part of the trade mission, Participants will engage 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.