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Bob Goodman extends visit to the USA to Develop New Trade Opportunities


The Chairman of Sino-American Trade Development Association, Mr. Robert Goodman, continues his expansion of the SATDA network in the United States. The goal of his recent mission has been to strengthen our connections with Federal, State and local governments, and with numerous organizations with interest in building trade and investment relationships with China.

Of particular note since our last issue has been the progress achieved with the California State Fair and Agriculture Exposition which boasts over 5,000 agri-business booths looking to establish new business relationships with all interested parties. Mr. Goodman has worked hard and successfully put together a working partnership to bring Chinese agri-business professionals to the fair to develop new trade and investment contacts. With the full support of the Northern California World Trade Center and the work done by our Chairman, this project has now found support at all levels of the California government and is expected to be an exciting opportunity.

A special reception has been planned for the Chinese delegates within the California State Capital and at the fair. They will also receive a private VIP tour of the fair prior to its opening to the public - a chance for them to view the exhibits and meet with many California agri-business professionals and begin setting up times for one-on-one meetings between them. At the State Capital they will be received by State legislators and have a chance to discuss ways to work together to maximize the opportunities for cooperation between China and California in the Agriculture industry.

Lastly, this delegation will be given a valuable seminar by the Northern California World Trade Center that will share information on a wide range of topics concerning international trade - identifying opportunities and potential trouble areas that must be carefully navigated.

Through Mr. Goodman's efforts SATDA continues to expand its influence throughout the United States. Our membership continues to grow and our members to prosper. We will continue to ensure that our efforts will always lead to a better and brighter future for China and American businesses and the trading relations between them.