Trade Officials to detail state’s best export prospects in Korea
Posted on October 2, 2007
If you have not yet registered for Trade Talk event, October 24 and 25, please register today! Our event will feature two U.S. trade officials who will discuss the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement's potential economic impact on North Dakota and detail the state's best export prospects in Korea.
The Trade Talks will be held 7:30a.m. to 9a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Fargo and Thursday, Oct. 25 in Bismarck at the following locations:
Fargo (Oct. 24): The Avalon Events Center
The State Room
613 1st Ave. N.
Downtown Fargo, ND 58102
Bismarck (Oct. 25): The Seven Seas
Santa Maria Room
2611 Old Red Trail
Mandan, ND, 58554
The event is free for Trade Office members and $15 for non-members. Breakfast is included.
Please reserve your place at one of these events by Thursday, Oct. 18 by calling Lindsey at the North Dakota Trade Office at: (701) 235-3638 or by e-mail at: Lindsey@ndto.com
Guest speakers are:
* Jeffrey Jones, Deputy Director for Regional & Bilateral Negotiations, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
* Jeffrey Dutton, director for Korea and Taiwan Affairs, International Trade Administration
* Hank Imm, president of KOR-MINN Corporation
Following the presentations, the trade officials will meet with business leaders from specific industry sectors to discuss their market opportunities.
The North Dakota Trade Office is planning a trade mission to the Republic of Korea in preparation of the Korea-U.S. Trade Agreement's passage.
North Dakota manufacturers, service companies, farmers and ranchers stand to gain major export markets if Congress ratifies the free trade agreement. U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab called it "the most commercially significant trade agreement the United States has concluded in 15 years."