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Chengdu China Utah International Trade Mission

China (Archive)

September 9-13, 2013

This is an archive of the China Trade Mission 2013. Please select the following link to learn about the current China Trade Mission 2014 September 15-19.

China’s GDP has grown 466% since 2002 and is forecasted to continue to grow 7.5-8.5% for the next 30 years. The Chinese economy is widely expected to surpass the U.S. market in GDP size by 2019.

U.S. small- and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular are major beneficiaries of China’s economic growth and increasingly consumer-oriented society. With a rapidly rising middle class and intense urbanization, SMEs are meeting China’s demand for American goods. SMEs represented 92 percent of all U.S. exporters to China in 2010.

China’s emerging second and third tier cities are growing faster than the traditional Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou markets. These emerging markets account for over 50 percent of China’s U.S. imports, and are where the major healthcare reforms, airport expansions, and myriad of other infrastructure projects provide superb opportunities for U.S. exporters.

Reasons to Attend 

– Appointments with key government officials and industry experts
– Networking opportunities with chambers of commerce and U.S. companies doing business in-country
– One-to-one meetings with pre-qualified distributors and potential business partners
– Pre-arranged logistics including hotels, ground trasportation, interpreters, and daily itinerary

Information Contact
Brett Heimburger
(801) 538-8651

News Stories and Press Releases

Utah Deepens Bonds With China During Trade Mission

China Rolls Out Red Carpet for Utah Trade Mission Delegation

Quotes from trade mission participants

“The planning, execution and outcome of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s Trade Missions efforts are precisely executed and these missions will have a long term impact on the future success of Utah companies in the global marketplace.”
Cody Smith
Racer’s Edge

“The trip was well organized and met all of my expectations.”
John Curtis, Mayor
Provo City

“GOED and USCS were wonderful in helping me make connections in China that I would have been very difficult on my own, even with my current Chinese partners.  The care that the GOED staff took in attention to detail and concern for the success of every part of the mission gave me confidence in their abilities.”
Tracy Rogers
Selnate International School

“The staff at the GOED were fantastic to work with.  I look forward to developing a strong relationship with the GOED and supporting the efforts of future trade missions.”
Thomas Parish
Ferox LLC 

“I would like to thank and congratulate GOED for the wonderful mission to China that they put together. I feel that my business really benefit from it and I look forward to participate in future trade missions. The return on investment is higher than expected.”
David Utrilla
U.S. Translation Co.