AmCham Co-Hosts Roundtable Discussion with the U.S. Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation with U.S. Embassy
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mongolia co-hosted a Roundtable Discussion on June 13th, 2016 with the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and members of the U.S. Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation led by Mr. Patrick Santillo, Deputy Assistant Secretary for China and Mongolia for the U.S. Department of Commerce and Dr. Muralidhar Bandla, Regional Manager, Asia & Pacific for APHIS/USDA.
The Roundtable convened over 30 participants, including leading representatives of the Mongolian agriculture sector, IFI’s, NGO’s, the U.S Embassy, and AmCham members to discuss financing and business opportunities for Mongolia’s agriculture sector.
The U.S. Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation is traveling to Mongolia to explore the agricultural sector, including equipment, technology, services, and products, ranging from dairy, crops, meat, hides, and skins.
During his media interview at the Roundtable, Mr. Patrick Santillo, Deputy Assistant Secretary for China and Mongolia for U.S. Department of Commerce, highlighted the importance of the Transparency Agreement by saying, “The Transparency Agreement is an important step in encouraging U.S. companies, as well as other foreign companies to invest in Mongolia.”
“The U.S. Embassy organizes a number of events along with AmCham Mongolia and other business entities here to promote agricultural sector development in Mongolia.” said Dr. Michael Richmond, Senior Commercial Specialist for the U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar during the Roundtable
About AmCham Mongolia
AmCham Mongolia is an independent membership-driven organization that seeks to build, strengthen, and protect business between the United States and Mongolia and to actively promote Mongolia as a destination for American investment. AmCham Mongolia is the official local affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business federation in the world with over 3 million member companies. AmCham Mongolia is also a member of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chamber of Commerce, consisting of 29 American Chambers of Commerce in the Asia Pacific Region.