Washington State Department of Agriculture seeks companies wanting to export

Tri-City HeraldAugust 16, 2013 

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is looking for Washington companies wanting to meet with foreign buyers in September.

The department's foreign-based trade representatives are interviewing and choosing 20 buyers who will travel from Japan, China, Korea and Mexico to meet in Seattle with companies wanting to export. Meeting times are scheduled for Sept. 9 and 10.

"We're matching our domestic suppliers of wines, craft beers, honey, frozen berries -- to name a few -- with countries that already have consumer demand for Washington products," said Allison Kohlhorst, manager of the department's International Marketing Program, in a news release.

To register for the export buyer meetings, email Julie Johnson at jjohnson@agr.wa.gov or call 360-902-1940.

The events are paid for with a federal grant from the State Trade and Export Promotion program developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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