From 9 to 13 April NBSO Qingdao/Jinan organized a local trade mission in the province Shandong. This province is the ‘capital’ of the Chinese poultry production, but encompasses also major pork integrators and some dairy producers. NAFTC participated to represent their members and meet interesting contacts. During the match making, four successful matches were prepared. Two large scale pig producers, a dairy company who wants to expand in cheese production and the Shandong and Qingdao Animal Husbandry Bureau. With the animal husbandry bureau agreements have been made for pig and poultry visits during the CAHE 2017 in Qingdao, May 18-20. The other matches will be followed-up with NAFTC individual members.
The local trade mission is considered to be successful. The Chinese local NBSO network is considering repeating it in another region. NAFTC will surely participate again to boost business for their members.