USDA leads Vietnam trade mission
U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold its first-ever agricultural trade mission to Vietnam in the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on Sept. 26-29.
Vietnam is an important market for U.S. agricultural products. Two-way agricultural, fish and forestry trade with Vietnam reached nearly $3.4 billion in 2010. “Since 2006, no other major U.S. agricultural export market has grown as quickly as Vietnam,” said Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse, who will lead the trade mission.
Fifteen U.S. companies representing a range of food and agricultural products will take part in the trade mission, where they will meet with nearly 150 Vietnamese producers, importers, buyers, distributors and investors to develop trade relationships.
While in Vietnam, Scuse will meet with Vietnamese government and agricultural officials, U.S. agribusiness, and visit agricultural production and development sites.