Export Exchange 2016 hosts grain buyers from Taiwan

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Representatives from six feed grain importers and end-users will participate in U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade teams as part of Export Exchange 2016.

Export Exchange is an educational and trade forum for U.S. feed grains that will host nearly 200 international buyers and end-users from more than 33 countries organized into 19 USGC trade teams. The biennial conference, scheduled for Oct 24 to 26 in Detroit, Michigan, is sponsored by USGC and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

With a population more than 23.5 million, Taiwan is the seventh largest U.S. agricultural export market. It is the sixth largest for U.S. corn and the 11th largest for distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In the 2014/2015 marketing year, Taiwan imported 1.84 million metric tons of U.S. corn with 95 percent of the total used for animal feed, mainly in the swine and poultry sectors.

“Buyers have been increasingly interested in DDGS and remain impressed by U.S. corn,” said Clover Chang, Taiwan office director for USGC. “It’s a great opportunity for these feed grain importers and end-users to engage with sellers directly.”

Representatives from the following companies in Taiwan are scheduled to be in attendance:

• Great Wall Enterprise Co., Ltd.

• Charoen Pokphand Enterprise (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.

• Taiwan Sugar Corporation

• Fwu Sow Industry Co., Ltd.

• Grobest Group – Trifull Industrial Co., Ltd.

• FoodChina Company

• Nation Taiwan University

The Council works to increase demand for feed grains and related products among livestock and poultry producers, feed millers and other customers in Taiwan and conducts programming that focuses on technical proficiency and customer knowledge of U.S. marketing systems as well as overall quality.

Export Exchange allows attendees to do business and form relationships with buyers in person and in one location. These two factors make the event a highly successful contributor to feed grain sales, with 2014 Export Exchange participants reporting sales of more than $900 million during the conference.

More information about ExEx 2016, including registration details, is available at www.exportexchange.org or on social media using the hashtag #ExEx16.

Those interested in receiving conference updates should send an email to info@exportexchange.org.