USDA’s first-ever agricultural trade Mission to Vietnam will be from September 26 to 29. Vietnam is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and two-way agricultural, fish and forestry trade between the United States and Vietnam reached nearly 3.4 billion dollars in 2010. Fifteen U.S. companies representing a wide range of food and agricultural products will take part in the mission, which aims to promote U.S. agricultural exports to Vietnam.
Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse will lead the mission. According to Scuse, – since 2006, no other major U.S. agricultural export market has grown as quickly as Vietnam. This is a significant driver for the American economy, helping to support more than 28-thousand jobs here in the United States through exports of American products.
While in Vietnam, Scuse will meet with Vietnamese government and agricultural officials, U.S. agribusiness, and visit agricultural production and development sites. He will also join U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David Shear to open the USA Pavilion at Food and Hotel Vietnam – one of Southeast Asia’s premier food trade shows. The sold-out SA Pavilion will feature 28 exhibitors displaying a wide variety of food and agricultural products to an expected 8-thousand visitors.
NAFB News Service