Mo. Gov. Nixon announces $700 million in trade deals with Taiwan -

Mo. Gov. Nixon announces $700 million in trade deals with Taiwan

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA ( -  Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced on Tuesday the state of Missouri has reached an agreement to sell Missouri made goods to consumers in Taiwan.

In Taipei, Taiwan, the Nixon Administration signed agreements with two Taiwanese trade organizations to sell $700 million in Missouri goods to Taiwan over the next four years. This includes a $200 million deal between the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Taiwan Feed Industry Association and a $500 million agreement between the Missouri Department of Economic  Devoplment and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.

The Governor's office says the agreements will expand the availability of Missouri soy products in Taiwan.

“Exporting more Missouri-made and Missouri-grown products around the globe has been a top priority of my administration from day one for a simple reason: it creates jobs and strengthens our economy at home,” Nixon said in a release.

The deals struck in Taiwan are the latest in a recent string of trade agreements. In 2011, Gov. Nixon struck a deal to sell Missouri goods in China and agreed to an accord between Missouri businesses and Brazil.

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