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Attend the 2016 Global Business Awards Luncheon
Join us on Wednesday, May 24 at the 2016 Global Business Awards Luncheon.  Governor Doug Burgum has been invited to present the North Dakota Service to Exporters Award and the Exporter of the Year Award to businesses that have made significant advancements in the international marketplace.  The Global Business Awards Luncheon will also feature a keynote presentation by Mark Kennedy, President of the University of North Dakota.

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Recent Free Trade Agreements & Effects in North Dakota

The United States currently has free trade agreements (FTAs) with twenty countries. Most recently, the US signed FTAs with Peru, South Korea and Colombia. These three FTAs have resulted in an increase of exports from the United States as well as from North Dakota. As free trade agreements are currently under the microscope, we took a look at the effects of these recent FTAs on North Dakota's exports.

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Member Profile: Superior Grain Equipment

Superior Grain Equipment is a family-owned company that has grown from a concrete contractor for grain bin foundations to a grain bin dealer, then manufacturer of grain storage equipment sold around the world. The company has rapidly expanded its international footprint and in 2012 received the US Department of Commerce's Export Achievement Certificate, followed by the 2014 North Dakota Exporter of the Year award. Here we asked International Sales Manager Jon Engelstad to share Superior Grain Equipment's approach to exporting and some tales from the road.

North Dakota Soybeans Represented at Chinese Soyfood Show

NDTO staff returned from attending the 2017 China Soyfood Processing Equipment Conference & Exhibition in Wuhan, China this week, where North Dakota food-grade soybean companies were represented. NDTO's International Business Development Manager, Jiwon Kim, gave several presentations to an audience of Chinese buyers during the trip, which was largely funded by the North Dakota Soybean Council.

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