On March 29, 2012, Director of the China National Swine Industry Association Jing Jizhong met with Chief Representative of Iowa Economic Development Authority John Clark in the hall of the CAAA.
Jing spoke highly of the development of Sino-US relations. He noted that the building of Sino-US cooperative partnership in swine industry and corn sectors will effectively boost the bilateral agricultural cooperation and benefit the Chinese and American people. China and United States enjoy a promising future in agricultural cooperation, in view of the huge Chinese pork import from US. As a NGO, CAAA always attaches importance to developing the friendly cooperation with US Soybean Association and other American associations. It is ready to make joint efforts with IEDA to push forward the bilateral ties, learn from each other's experience of running the pig farm and food security supervision.
He also expressed his desire of knowing Iowa's business climate, including state government support, financial assistance, tax incentives, workforce, geographic location, transportation options, construction cost for industrial space, energy, raw materials, agricultural resources, corn processing industry (yield, price, harvest and marketing) and etc..
He also invited Mr. Clark to attend the upcoming 10th CAHE in Nanjing from May 18-20 and the Efficiency & Safety Danish Pig Industry Forum co-organized by CAAA and the Danish Embassy.
John Clark introduced the Iowa economic situation and expected to further upgrade the level of bilateral relations by inviting Chinese pig enterprises to invest in Iowa . He also invited Chinese pork dealers to attend the 2012 World Pork Expo, which is scheduled for June 6-8 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
Ailin, director of International Cooperation Department, also attended the meeting and introduced to the guests the function of CAAA and the International Cooperation Department.
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