Asian trade mission planned
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:38 pm
State Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bill Hagerty will be leading a trade mission to China and South Korea April 15-21.
The trade mission will focus on Tennessee’s medical device manufacturers and other health care companies.
The trade mission is part of the recently announced TNTrade, a new initiative designed to help boost exports by Tennessee’s small- and medium-sized businesses.
“Last year, Tennessee exported roughly $30 billion dollars in goods; however, fewer than two percent of all Tennessee companies are exporters,” Hagerty said.
“This trade mission will allow participants to be introduced to potential distributors and customers in the rapidly growing Asian market and explore new sources of revenue,” he said.
Hagerty will lead a group of about 10 medical device manufacturers and other health care companies on visits to Beijing and Shenzhen in China and Seoul, South Korea.
Participants in the trade mission will attend meetings arranged by the U.S. Commercial Service as well as attend the China International Medical Equipment Fair, the largest exhibition of medical equipment and related products and services in the Asia-Pacific region.
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