Posts Tagged ‘ trade ’

Branstad to meet with China President Xi Jinping

April 11, 2013
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Gov. Branstad will continue building Iowa’s long-term relationship with China President Xi Jinping by meeting with him Monday, strengthening ties to one of the state’s most important economic trading partners. Branstad first met with Xi in the governor’s formal office in 1985, when Xi was a local party leader traveling on an exchange program through…

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Gov. Branstad to lead governors’ trade mission to China

April 1, 2013
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Gov. Terry Branstad today announced he will lead a trade delegation, including four governors, to China in mid-April. This brief trip to China was at the invitation of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and will include meetings with senior government officials, current and potential business partners, a U.S. – China Governors…

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Branstad to lead trade mission to Chile and Brazil this July

May 1, 2012
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Governor Terry E. Branstad will lead a trade mission to Brazil and Chile July 21-28, with the aim to expand trade opportunities for Iowa companies and products. The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s (IEDA) International Trade Office will coordinate the trip, and Iowa companies in all industry sectors are invited to participate in this mission Brazil…

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Lt. Gov. Reynolds meets with Vice President Xi

March 19, 2012
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Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today met China’s Vice President Xi Jinping while in Beijing on a trade mission with the Iowa Soybean Association. Lt. Gov. Reynolds and Vice President Xi met for 45 minutes in The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The pair discussed Vice President Xi’s visit to Iowa in February…

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Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds announce creation of IPEP board

October 24, 2011
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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that Gov. Branstad will sign Executive Order Number Seventy-Five to create the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress (IPEP). The new board will focus on job creation, identifying emerging global markets, harnessing competitive economic forces, increasing the income of Iowa families and growing Iowa’s economy. “My…

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Lt. Gov. Reynolds attends 110th Canton Trade Fair, meets Chinese Premier Wen

October 17, 2011
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(Guangzhou, China) – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds attended the 110th Canton Trade Fair this weekend in Guangzhou, China. The Canton Trade Fair, also known as the China Import and Export Fair, is held biannually and is the largest gathering of traders in China. Lt. Gov. Reynolds spoke to seven Chinese Vice Governors on the need…

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Gov. Branstad, Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham to hold conference call with reporters Wednesday from Beijing

September 16, 2011
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Gov. Branstad and Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham will hold a conference call with reporters Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 8 a.m. CDT.   Wednesday, September 21, 2011   8 a.m.                    Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham hold conference call with reporters from Beijing Toll Free, U. S.…

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Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, and IDED Director Debi Durham to hold conference call with reporters Wednesday from South Korea

June 7, 2011
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Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, along with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Iowa Department of Economic Development director Debi Durham will hold a conference call with reporters Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 8:15 a.m.   Wednesday, June 8, 2011   8:15 a.m.              Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Iowa…

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Gov. Branstad co-writes letter to Washington leaders; urges President Obama and Congress to expand trade to grow Iowa’s economy

May 23, 2011
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Gov. Terry E. Branstad has co-written a bipartisan letter urging President Obama and Congress to pass three pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. In addition, Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are urging support of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program and fast-track trade negotiation authority for the President. The letter,…

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