Otter, delegation poised for trade trip to Asia

Otter, delegation poised for trade trip to Asia

Gov. Butch Otter

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM

BOISE -- Gov. Butch Otter and a delegation of business leaders are getting ready to head to Asia to peddle and promote some Idaho's top-ticket products.

The Republican governor and crew leave Friday with stops planned in South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. Taiwan is the state's third largest trade partner and South Korea is a top five export destination for Idaho businesses. As for Vietnam, state commerce officials view the country as an emerging trade partner.

Some of the governor's travel partners include the Idaho Wheat Commission and The Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee, which represents about 300 growers and 35 shippers.

Food and agriculture products account for nearly $950 million in annual export sales, second only to the semiconductor and industrial equipment sector.

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