Daines Discusses Montana Trade Opportunities With Taiwanese Business Leaders

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today met with Taiwanese business leaders to discuss future opportunities to export Montana goods to Taiwan. 

Taiwan is Montana’s fourth largest export market in Asia and seventh largest export market in the world. In 2014, Montana’s exports to Taiwan reached $44 million in exports. 

Taiwan is one of Montana’s top foreign markets for agricultural products, especially the state’s hard red winter and hard red spring wheat crops, as well as barley and durum. Taiwan is Montana’s second largest market for grains in Asia, after Japan.

“I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss expanding markets for Montana goods and products with Taiwanese businesses leaders and appreciate their commitment to remaining a good economic partner for our state,” Daines stated. “Trade is a critical component of Montana’s economy. It’s important that we continue to have strong policies in place that help increase opportunity and ensure Montana farmers, ranchers and small businesses remain competitive in the global marketplace.”


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Some of the meeting’s attendees will be visiting Bozeman and Helena in the coming month for a three-day economic tour.

Meeting attendees include:

  • Mr. Cheng-Taung Wang
    Former Deputy Minister, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan
  • Mr. Yau-Kuen Hung
    Chairman, Taiwan Vegetable Oil Manufacturer’s Association
  • Mr. Yeh-Lin Chan
    Chairman, Taiwan Feed Industry Association
  • Mr. Leon Chen
    Director, Taiwan Vegetable Oil Manufacturer’s Association
  • Mr. Hsin-Nan Chou 
    Secretary General, Taiwan Feed Industry Association
  • Mr. Chuan-Cheng Lin
    CEO, Taiwan Grains and Feeds Development Foundation
  • Ms. Shu-Wei Wang
    Account Officer, Taiwan Feed Industry Association
  • Ms. Min-Huei Pai
    Executive Officer, Taiwan Vegetable Oil Manufacturer’s Association
  • Mr. Ming-Shing Wang
    Specialist, General Affairs Division, Taiwan Grains and Feeds Development
  • Mr. Chao-Yih Chen
    Chairman, Taiwan Sugar Corporation
  • Dr. Willis Wu-Yeh Cheng
    Chairman, Charoen Pokphand Enterprise (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.
  • Dr. Ted Yuan-Tay Shyu
    Professor & Dean, College of Bio-resources & Agriculture, National Taiwan University
  • Mr. Ming-Lee Huang
    General Manager, Trifull Industiral Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Jack K. Y. Chuang
    President Great Wall Enterprise Co., Ltd.
  • Ms. Shur-Fang Lin
    Researcher, Bureau of Energy. Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Mr. Kuen-Ho Shih
    Director, China Grain Products Research & Development Institute
  • Mr. Clover S. Y. Chang
    Taiwan Director, U.S. Grains Council
  • Mr. Jeff Jyh-Shyan Wu
    Section Chief, Department of North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Chou May Perng
    Agricultural Specialist, American Institute in Taiwan
  • Mr. Shin-Yao Lin
    CEO, Top Food Industry Corporation
  • Mr. Ching-Lien Lai
    Special Assistant to General Manager, Tung Yang Business Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Yu-Min Cho
    Manager, Hsin Chu Flour Mill Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Ronald Lung Jin Lu
    Country Director, Taiwan Office, U.S. Wheat Associates
  • Mr. Brian Lin
    Assistant to Chairman, Chiao Thai Hsing Enterprise Co., Ltd
  • Mr. Yu-Hsiang Lin
    Country Director, U.S. Soybean Export Council
  • Ms. Hui Lung Hsing
    Assistant Vice President, Great Wall Enterprise Co., Ltd
  • Ms. Hsiu-Chin Chang
    Assistant Vice President, Fwusow Industry Co., Ltd
  • Mr. Shou-Hao Lee
    Specialist, TTET Union Corporation
  • Ms. Chiu-Fen Lin
    Senior Specialist, Central Union Oil Corp.
  • Mr. Chin-Chui Hsieh
    Director, Tai Hwa Oil Industrial Co., Ltd
  • Mr. Kuo-His Wang
    Vice President, Taiwan Sugar Corporation
  • Mr. Cheng-Ta Tsai
    Vice President, Taisun Enterprise, Co., Ltd
  • Mr. Chi-Pu Wang
    Supervisor, Food China Company


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