SECRETARY MIKE NAIG, IEDA LEADING TRADE MISSION TO JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA
21 Feb 2023
February 21, 2023 (DES MOINES, IA) - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is currently leading a 16-member trade mission delegation to Japan and Korea. The mission, which is focused on the food and ag industry, is aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities and is being coordinated by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).
In 2022, Iowa companies exported $1.8 billion in goods to Japan and $886 million to South Korea. Japan is Iowa’s third largest export destination and the second-leading export market for pork and beef products. Iowa companies exported $551 million in meat products to Japan in 2022. In addition, Japan is the second largest destination for Iowa corn – in 2022, Japan imported $500 million in Iowa corn.