Governor of Nebraska State promotes trade in Vietnam

July 12, 2023 | 14:00
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Governor of the US state of Nebraska Jim Pillen is leading a 30-strong business delegation to Vietnam to promote trade and business opportunities during a week-long visit from July 9.

On the afternoon of July 11, Governor Pillen and his delegation from the agricultural sector went to MM Mega Market in Ho Chi Minh City to learn about Vietnamese goods and consumption patterns, especially in terms of America's agricultural products.

Governor of Nebraska State promotes trade in Vietnam
Governor Pillen leads a delegation to Vietnam

The members of the delegation include high-ranking officials from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Department of Economic Development, along with agricultural experts, business representatives, academics, and other stakeholders.

“Nebraska has been able to cultivate some great relationships with quality Vietnamese businesses over the past several years, and we are hoping to expand on that. It is very informative to learn about what Vietnamese customers are looking for at the grocery store, and for us to see how our products are displayed. Understanding the two will allow us to cater more specifically to the desires of local consumers,” Pillen said.

At MM Mega Market, governor Pillen toured the shelves of fresh food, imported frozen food, and agricultural products to learn how these products are presented.

Speaking with VIR, Pillen said that the objective of the delegation’s trip this time is to help Nebraska's businesses to make connections in the Vietnamese market.

He added that future activities to enhance the distribution network of Nebraska's products in Vietnam will continue to grow. Last year, the total export value of all products to Vietnam stood at nearly $1 billion.

“This trade mission is intended to help enhance the distribution of products from Nebraska in Vietnam by getting to know our customers, meeting with them face-to-face, telling them our story, and seeing how we can work together,” stated Pillen.

“We hope to highlight beef from Nebraska, corn gluten, soybean meal, and other quality agricultural products. Additionally, we will be promoting efforts to bring high-quality grain storage infrastructure from expert companies located in Nebraska to Vietnam's fertile agricultural areas. We have representatives from our University of Nebraska system that are looking to make connections at the Vietnam National University of Agriculture,” he concluded.

Nebraska is the 16th largest state in the United States, with strengths in the production of agricultural products, especially beef.

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