NDTO, along with Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, will lead a trade delegation to eastern Canada the week of June 9, 2014. The trade mission will be separated into three regions – Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal – with industry focuses including energy, aerospace and unmanned aerial systems (UAS), however, all interested companies will be accommodated.
Representatives from 10 North Dakota companies and organizations returned home last week after six days in Accra, Ghana, where they participated in the North Dakota – Ghana Trade Mission.
From Ashley Ritteman, Director of Sales & Marketing, ND Port Services, Inc.
As you might know, North Dakota Port Services has spent the past year working toward turning the Minot, ND intermodal ramp into a true container yard (“CY”). This model change will allow shippers to book import/export freight with any number of great NVOCC’s, 3PL’s, freight forwarders, and ocean carriers directly.
The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO ) will be partnering with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) to host the 2014 China-North Dakota ‘Better for You Food Ingredients’ Conference & Exhibition. This event will give North Dakota value-added food producers the opportunity to demonstrate their high-quality products to Chinese buyers, food producers and research and development specialists. The event will take place in Qingdao, China on March 20-21 and will be led by North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.
Fifty exporters and local business professionals received a provocative, and sometimes humorous, insight into the massive change that is happening and will continue to happen in the global economy during the State of the Global Economy Trade Talk, held Jan. 15 in Fargo. Pete Mento, Director for Global Customs and Trade Policy at C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. led the discussion and answered questions from attendees.
North Dakota Trade Office, Garrison Business, Headed to West African Nation
Published in The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Farmers’ Forum – January 6, 2013
JM Grain, a grain buyer in Garrison, N.D., exports to 12 to 15 countries. The company, which purchases and sells chickpeas, lentils, feed peas, green peas, yellow peas and seed, hopes to soon add one more to the list.
NDTO and our partners have a full agenda of events, trade missions and trade shows planned for the first quarter (Jan-March) 2014. Below is a list of events.
Due to “a big bump in the road” – the delay in passing a new farm bill – two of the most essential programs that aid the exporting efforts of farmers and ranchers have expired, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture, Michael T. Scuse, and U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp.
Emerging markets continue to turn to North Dakota for agricultural products, expertise and partnership opportunities – this time Ghana is at the door. The week of Nov. 18, NDTO and partners Kristin Hedger and Maj. Gen. Mike Haugen will host a Ghanaian agriculture company that has been earmarked 30,000 hectares of land by the Ghanaian government with interest in kick-starting the sunflower market in Ghana.
North Dakota companies along with the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) hosted a delegation of Chinese food buyers, researchers and government officials as part of the North Dakota-China Reverse Trade Mission, Oct. 21-26, 2013.