- On May 23, 2018
- ASTA, Ted McKinney, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs
ASTA’s representative in China along with members of the U.S. embassy recently had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney in Beijing. Among the topics of discussion was ASTA’s corn seed pilot project, which will allow U.S. seed companies to export corn seed directly to China – a practice which is currently prohibited under Chinese law. Developed under the Market Access Program, the project will connect the two largest corn producing countries in the world.
Under Secretary McKinney is currently in China preparing for a Trade Mission with a diverse delegation of agribusiness and state government leaders looking to establish new business connections. Learn more about upcoming USDA trade missions by visiting www.fas.usda.gov/topics/trade-missions.