Faces in the Field: Annie Qiao

China, with a population of more than 1.3 billion, is one of several growing markets for N.C. products. In 2011, the department opened its first trade office in China. Since then, the Beijing office has helped N.C. farmers, foresters and specialty food producers connect with buyers across the country.

Annie Qiao is one of three department representatives working in the office. Her primary duties are finding potential buyers across China, translating brochures and helping companies prepare for major trade shows. Annie has helped Old North State Winery, Carolina Native Nursery and others connect with buyers overseas.

Recently, she was in Raleigh to assist with trade talks between local peanut growers and Chinese buyers. While she was here, we sat down and talked to Annie about her career and current role with the Beijing office. Check out the video below for our interview:

To learn more about the department’s efforts to promote N.C. ag exports, check out some of our previous blog posts below. You can also find contact information for the International Trade Office at www.ncagexports.com.

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