Posts tagged International Trade Office

Today’s Topic: Trade mission will focus on expanding NC ag exports to Europe

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The value of North Carolina’s ag exports has grown to almost $4 billion in recent years. Next week, Commissioner Troxler will lead a trade mission to try to boost that number even more. He and members of […]


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 […]


Cathy Ma receives Governor’s Award for Excellence

Cathy Ma, an international trade specialist with the department, received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding State Government Service Tuesday during a ceremony at the N.C. Museum of History. Through the International Trade Office, Ma works with processed food, meat and seafood producers across the state to identify market opportunities abroad. She also coordinates […]