U.S. Soy Growers Attend China International Import Expo

By - Monday, January 14, 2019

Michigan soybean farmer and United Soybean Board (USB) director David Williams and Illinois farmer, American Soybean Association (ASA) director, and former USSEC director Ron Moore traveled to China in November to attend the China Intentional Import Expo. (CIIE).

CIIE is a six-day event; this year, it was held from November 5 to November 10 at the National Convention & Exhibition Center in Shanghai, China. This event gathers government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers across the world, providing new channels for countries and regions to do business, strengthen cooperation, and promote common prosperity of the world economy and trade.

Mr. Moore said that a tour of an aquaculture pond and a milling company were “very informative.”

Mr. Williams talked about the importance of the U.S. Soy industry staying in touch with its customers throughout the trade war between the U.S. and China, saying it is important to let them know the U.S. Soy industry is “ready, willing and able to meet their import needs.”

Quietly awaiting the opening ceremony and a speech by President Xi. (Right to left): USSEC Regional Director – China Zhang Xiaoping, USSEC CEO Jim Sutter, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Moore.

 

Chatting with COFCO President Patrick Yu

 

China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-products (CFNA) President Mr. Bian visits the USSEC booth at the CIIE.