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Trade Officials to detail state’s best export prospects in Korea

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:

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.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the presenters.

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.”