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Join us for the first post-COVID in-person outbound trade mission to Taipei and Hong Kong for Washington specialty beverage producers. This mission provides an opportunity for Washington companies to participate in the growing specialty beverage market in Taipei and Hong Kong. You will have the opportunity to introduce your products to buyers and gain first-hand insight into these markets!

Who should attend: Washington state wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries

Dates: April 15-24, 2023

Registration deadline: February 24, 2023.

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Availability: This event is limited to the first 15 companies that register.

Participation fee: 
there is no registration fee, but we ask you to carefully consider your availability before registering. Participants will incur some expenses, including airfare, lodging, meals, and drinks, etc. STEP Grant funding from the Washington State Export Voucher Program may be available to cover airfare and marketing costs associated with this trade mission.

After you register, an SBDC advisor will reach out to assist you with your Export Voucher application.

Why should I attend?

  • Hong Kong is one of the top markets in the world for food and beverages.
  • Taiwan is one of the fastest growing markets for U.S. specialty drink products.
  • Showcase your products and learn firsthand about buyer preferences.
  • Identify new buyers for your product and/or build relationships with existing clients.
  • Meet with representatives from USDA Foreign Agricultural Services in Hong Kong and Taipei
  • Learn about the opportunities and demands of specialty beverage products in these markets


April 15 – 16: Travel from Seattle to Taipei

April 17 – 18: Taipei

April 19: Travel to Hong Kong

April 20 – 23: Hong Kong

April 24: Travel to Seattle

For more information, please contact Washington SBDC at [email protected] or (833)492-7232 and request to speak with an International Trade Business Advisor.

Event co-hosts: Washington Small Business Development Center, Washington State Department of Agriculture

Supporting organizations: Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington, Washington State University, Washington Wine Commission, Northwest Cider Association

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