Korean wheat crop survey trade team visits US to inform purchasing decisions

31.07.2017

When making major purchasing decisions, there are a variety of factors to consider and balance. Global wheat buyers typically consider price, reliability, customer service and wheat quality, and U.S. Wheat Associates makes it possible for overseas wheat buyers to review these factors with the people who develop, produce and sell U.S. wheat.

USW welcomed a trade team of four Korean executives from major flour milling companies to the United States July 16 to 23. USW collaborated with the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, Washington Grain Commission and the Oregon Wheat Commission to organize and host this trade team. Funding also came from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.

“Three of the team members recently took on new responsibilities for wheat purchasing, so this experience was essential to help them learn about the U.S. quality assurance system and to better understand the wheat supply chain,” said Chang Yoon Kang, USW Country Director for Korea. “They had a firsthand look at the 2017 crop, which will help them prepare their upcoming purchasing plans.”


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