BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says North Dakota’s first trade mission to Colombia in four years shows promise for a long and profitable trade relationship.
FARGO – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO), and the U.S. Commercial Service will lead six North Dakota companies on a Trade Mission to Colombia, Oct. 8-12.
Superior Inc., a manufacturer of grain storage and handling systems out of Kindred, ND was presented with the US Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Certificate on Monday, Oct. 1. The award was presented by the US Commercial Service and Representative Rick Berg. The Export Achievement Award recognizes companies that have shown growth in exports, remained in good financial standing, and demonstrated a willingness to talk with other businesses about expanding their export market.
FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) announced today that it has been awarded $671,437 by The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), through its State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program to build on North Dakota’s success in expanding international exports. NDTO will use the funds to create STEP ND, a program that will enable eligible North Dakota companies to receive monetary reimbursement for international business activities. The one-year program will begin Oct. 1, 2012.
Participation in a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) can help North Dakota exporters gain two major benefits: Duty minimization and Ease of Distribution. Foreign Trade Zones can save companies time and money because foreign goods within the FTZ are considered to be in international commerce and not subject to customs duties unless or until they enter the U.S. In addition, raw materials, parts and components can enter duty-free. Goods can then be assembled, manufactured or processed – and the final product exported – without paying custom duties.
FARGO, N.D. – More than 100 international delegates from 14 countries visited North Dakota last week to attend the Big Iron International Visitor’s Program, the international portion of the Big Iron Farm Show designed to assist the state’s agribusinesses in expanding their international sales. The program, which ran Sept. 10-13, is facilitated by the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO).
Fall 2012 holds many opportunities for North Dakota companies to promote their products globally. The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) and member companies will be participating in the leading agriculture machinery show in Astana, Kazakhstan – KazAgro/KazFarm – Oct. 26-28, as well as IndAgra in Bucharest, Romania, Oct. 31-Nov.4. NDTO will also help lead the North Dakota -Colombia Trade Mission, Oct. 7-13.
FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO), in conjunction with the Northern Food Grade Soybean Association (NFGSA), will host a delegation of seven value-added food buyers and three American Soybean Association (ASA) officers from Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand during the Southeast Asia Reverse Trade Mission, held Sept. 10-13 in the Red River Valley. The Southeast Asian visitors are soy-food producers interested in purchasing high-quality food grade soybeans from the Red River Valley region.
FARGO, N.D. – Howard Dahl, internationally-known North Dakota entrepreneur and current President and CEO of Amity Technology, is scheduled to be appointed Honorary Consul of the Upper Midwest to the Republic of Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Sept. 11 during the Big Iron International Visitors Program Welcome Ceremony in Fargo. Kazakhstan Ambassador to the U.S. Erlan A. Idrissov will present Dahl with the appointment, of which duties include the enhancement of bilateral relations of trade, economy and culture between Kazakhstan and North Dakota.
China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) will require all companies exporting food to mainland China to register with the agency by October 1, 2012. Agents working with these companies and consignees importing food to mainland China must also register. As it will take time to process each application, exporters are encouraged to file as soon as possible. To learn more about these regulations, visit http://english.aqsiq.gov.cn.