ASA Director on First USDA Trade Mission to Taiwan

Apr 24, 2019

ASA Director Pam Snelson is participating this week in the first-ever USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) agricultural trade mission to Taiwan.

The delegation led by FAS Administrator Ken Isley will participate in personalized business-to-business meetings arranged by local USDA-FAS staff and industry trade experts. The group will explore how to expand the soy business to Taiwan—the U.S.’s eighth-largest agricultural export market.

The U.S. is Taiwan’s top supplier of agricultural products, with 31 percent market share. Taiwan buyers regard the U.S. as a reliable supplier of high-quality farm and food products ranging from bulk commodities to consumer-oriented goods. Business opportunities for trade mission participants are promising, as U.S. agricultural exports to Taiwan reached a record $3.8 billion in fiscal year 2018.