WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Representatives from six feed grain importers and end-users will participate in U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade teams as part of Export Exchange 2016.

Export Exchange is an educational and trade forum for U.S. feed grains that will host nearly 200 international buyers and end-users from more than 33 countries organized into 19 USGC trade teams, the USGC said. The biennial conference, scheduled for Oct. 24 to 26 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., is sponsored by USGC and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

With a population more than 23.5 million, Taiwan is the seventh largest U.S. agricultural export market, USGC said. It is the sixth largest for U.S. corn and the 11th largest for distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In the 2014-15 marketing year, Taiwan imported 1.84 million tonnes of U.S. corn with 95% of the total used for animal feed, mainly in the swine and poultry sectors.

“Buyers have been increasingly interested in DDGS and remain impressed by U.S. corn,” said Clover Chang, Taiwan office director for USGC. “It’s a great opportunity for these feed grain importers and end-users to engage with sellers directly.”

Representatives from the following companies in Taiwan are scheduled to be in attendance:

• Great Wall Enterprise Co., Ltd.
• Charoen Pokphand Enterprise (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.
• Taiwan Sugar Corporation
• Fwu Sow Industry Co., Ltd.
• Grobest Group - Trifull Industrial Co., Ltd.
• FoodChina Company
• Nation Taiwan University

The USGC said it works to increase demand for feed grains and related products among livestock and poultry producers, feed millers and other customers in Taiwan and conducts programming that focuses on technical proficiency and customer knowledge of U.S. marketing systems as well as overall quality.