Gov. Evers to Host Trade Mission to Japan
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/18/2019
The office of the governor announced that Tony Evers will lead a trade mission to Japan this fall as part of the state's efforts to expand exports by Wisconsin companies. The trip will take place September 6-14 and will include stops in Tokyo, Yokohama and
Chiba City. Evers will also attend the Midwest U.S.-Japan Conference during the week.
"This mission provides an excellent opportunity to establish the personal relationships that are so important to doing business in Japan," Evers said. "Japan is Wisconsin's sixth-highest export destination, and our exports continue to grow. In just the first quarter of
this year, exports from our state to Japan rose by 11-percent over the same period last year."
The trade mission will be coordinated by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. During each of the stops, WEDC will line up appointments with the participating companies for customized business meetings with potential local partners.
Wisconsin exported over $734 million worth of goods to Japan in 2018, with the top products being industrial machinery, medical and scientific instruments, and prepared meat and seafood products.