On September 10-20 NAEGA Senior Advisor Kirk Miller joined a group of China AQSIQ officials for a survey tour of grain supply chain facilities in the Mid-West. A trip report for this mission is now available. The trip, supported by the USDA FAS, NAEGA, U.S. Soybean Export Council, U.S. Grains Council, American Soybean Association and the United Soybean Board, was meant to educate AQSIQ officials on the U.S. export supply chain and the fungible, comingled nature of U.S. grain and oilseed exports as part of U.S. government and industry efforts to comply with Decree 177 facility registration requirements. During their travel, the team visited facilities along the Mid-West, Mississippi River and Gulf Coast in Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis and Galveston. The trip concluded with a briefing in Washington, D.C.
A copy of Kirk’s trip report can be found here.