Leaders from the U.S. Soybean Council, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board have met with Chinese customers to reinforce and strengthen trade relationships.
“We are ready to do more business with China in the coming season,” said ASA President Davie Stephens. “Our farmers are proud of the soy they grow in the U.S., and we are optimistic a mutually beneficial trade agreement will be reached soon so that open and free trade can start again.”
USB Chair Keith Tapp said customers around the world know they can count on American soybean farmers to deliver a consistent, sustainable, and nutritious product year after year. “U.S. soy is the preferred choice in more countries than ever before and continues to deliver strong performance internationally and here at home.”
The visits to Beijing and Shanghai were a part of USSEC efforts to maintain and continue to build relationships with exporters and stakeholders in China. U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad delivered keynote remarks during the meeting in Shanghai.
The American organizations wanted to remind Chinese customers of the benefits of U.S. soy, thank them for their trust in American soybean farmers and the U.S. supply chain, and foster business in the future with U.S. soy interests.