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NDTO News Article

Chinese Company to Tour North Dakota, Oct 28-31

Five executives from the China State Development & Investment Corp (SDIC) will be touring North Dakota Oct. 28-31, 2012, as a follow-up to the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) March 2012 China Trade Mission.  SDIC is a large food importer and has built a distribution network covering all of China.

While in North Dakota, SDIC will visit with local leaders, discuss educational collaboration opportunities and tour seven regional agricultural facilities throughout the state.

The Agriculture Division of SDIC has four ‘Steps’:  1. Feed, food and additives, 2. Edible oil and oil crops, 3. Beans, 4. Wine.   North Dakota products of particular interest to this division are soybeans, canola oil, peas, lentils, flaxseed, flaxseed oil and sunflower seeds.

According to the SDIC website, the business scope of SDIC Trade includes import and export; distribution of cotton, wool, agricultural products, chemical fertilizer, chemical products, petrochemical products, synthetic and chemical fiber, linen, silk, textile products, garments , steel, non-ferrous metal, wood, automobile and parts; franchised distribution of package food; warehousing and transportation; investment and asset management

Engaged in the trade business of more than 200 categories, the SDIC Trade has been ranking among the “Top 500 Companies in China in Terms of Import/Export Volume”, “Top 500 Service Providers in China” and “National Class-A Import/Export Companies” since 2000.

For more information about the China SDIC Reverse Trade Mission, contact Mark Johnson at (701) 231-1156 or email