Idaho establishes trade office in India
New Delhi, Sept 12: To promote bilateral trade, especially in the food processing industry, the 43rd state of the US, Idaho today signed a deal with trade shows and events organiser Exhibitions India (EI) for setting up a trade office here.
Idaho Governor's Chief of Staff John Sandy said Idaho is looking forward to the industries of engineering process, agriculture, tourism, education, biotechnology, IT and food processing industry of India.
''Since, Idaho is the second largest manufacturing sector of food processing and has state-of-the-art technology, we hope to build a long-term relationship with India,'' Mr Sandy told reporters here.
Mr Sandy also said that within a week, he would meet several key and decision-making people across India.
EI Chairman Prem Behl said India has a huge potential for bilateral trade.
''Exhibition India will perform the job of matchmaking for both corporate and industry sector and use the local knowledge to grow and expand business,'' Mr Behl said.
Under the deal, EI will serve as a platform for Idaho to do business in India and will also take Indian companies to Idaho.
The Indian companies will go there either through EI or can go independently, Mr Behl said.
Prior to trade center in India, Idaho has its permanent trade offices in the US, Taiwan, Mexico, Korea, China and Japan.