For Immediate Release: January 27, 2020
Contact: Vanessa Ambrosini
ATLANTA - Today, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Joseph Semsar joined Georgia business leaders at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, outlining how the International Trade Administration (ITA) supports American jobs by facilitating international trade, promoting exports, and empowering U.S. businesses in their communities.
In his remarks, Acting Under Secretary Semsar highlighted how ITA partners with local public and private-sector organizations to deliver exporting opportunities and services that can help U.S. companies of all sizes successfully compete in global markets. Semsar also updated the business leaders on the Trump Administration’s recent historic trade agreements, including implementation plans for the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), and the Phase One Agreement with China, highlighting how they will provide free, fair, and reciprocal trade that will put America’s businesses, farmers, manufacturers, and innovators first.
“Two of Georgia’s greatest strengths are the diversity of its industries and its success in exporting to countries across the globe,” said Acting Under Secretary Semsar. “ITA plays a critical role in facilitating future success through our partnerships statewide that allow for an all-encompassing approach to assisting companies interested in exporting their American-Made products in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.”
In addition to his remarks at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Acting Under Secretary Semsar will meet with Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, hold a roundtable discussion with the U.S. Feed Machinery Standards Technical Advisory Group, and attend the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE). The ITA agribusiness team has worked with the organizers of the IPPE for nearly 20 years to deliver solutions for U.S. agribusiness companies looking to succeed in international markets in a wide range of industries including machinery, equipment, and other goods and services related to producing animal feed, poultry and eggs; and for processing poultry and red meat.