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Nixon to lead China export delegation
Brief: An Oct. 21-29 trip to the country aims to bump up exports from Missouri through 2014.
Gov. Jay Nixon has scheduled an Oct. 21-29 trip to China, in which he will lead a delegation of Missouri business and agriculture leaders to sign a series of export agreements.
The trip comes as Missouri companies are increased product shipments to the country. As of August, the state's exports to China totaled roughly $773 million, a more than 25 percent increase from the same period last year, according to the release. Missouri exported $987.4 million in goods to China in 2010
“From corn to chemicals and soybeans to steel, Missouri-made goods are in high demand around the globe,” Nixon said in a news release. “When we sell Missouri products and agricultural goods overseas, we’re creating new jobs and opportunities right here at home.
"China is already a major export market for Missouri businesses, and this trade mission will ensure that Missouri exports to this nation continue to grow in the years to come.”
The trade mission will focus on export agreements signed by Nixon's administration and Chinese trade and investment agencies. The agreements - including those for agricultural products, manufactured goods, chemcials and other products - are expected to significantly increase Missouri's exports to China 2012-14. The final amounts of the trade agreements will be released after being signed, the release said. Numerous Missouri businesses plan to finalize and sign trade agreements with Chinese customers, including Anheuser-Busch, Peabody Energy and Orscheln Products.
Joining Nixon on the delegation will be:
*First Lady Georganne Nixon;
*David Kerr, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development;
*Jon Hagler, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture;
*Dan Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and
*senior representatives from the Beef Industry Council; U.S. Meat Exporters Federation; U.S. Grains Council; Missouri Corn Growers’ Association; Missouri Soybean Association; Missouri Pork Association; the University of Missouri; and the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association.
Gov. Jay Nixon has scheduled an Oct. 21-29 trip to China, in which he will lead a delegation of Missouri business and agriculture leaders to sign a series of export agreements.

The trip comes as Missouri companies are increased product shipments to the country. As of August, the state's exports to China totaled roughly $773 million, a more than 25 percent increase from the same period last year, according to the release. Missouri exported $987.4 million in goods to China in 2010

“From corn to chemicals and soybeans to steel, Missouri-made goods are in high demand around the globe,” Nixon said in a news release. “When we sell Missouri products and agricultural goods overseas, we’re creating new jobs and opportunities right here at home.

"China is already a major export market for Missouri businesses, and this trade mission will ensure that Missouri exports to this nation continue to grow in the years to come.”

The trade mission will focus on export agreements signed by Nixon's administration and Chinese trade and investment agencies. The agreements - including those for agricultural products, manufactured goods, chemicals and other products - are expected to significantly increase Missouri's exports to China 2012-14. The final amounts of the trade agreements will be released after being signed, the release said. Numerous Missouri businesses plan to finalize and sign trade agreements with Chinese customers, including Anheuser-Busch, Peabody Energy and Orscheln Products.

Joining Nixon on the delegation will be:
  • First Lady Georganne Nixon;
  • David Kerr, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development;
  • Jon Hagler, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture;
  • Dan Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and
  • senior representatives from the Beef Industry Council; U.S. Meat Exporters Federation; U.S. Grains Council; Missouri Corn Growers’ Association; Missouri Soybean Association; Missouri Pork Association; the University of Missouri; and the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association.
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