Wenatchee Convention Center
Azerbaijan Agricultural Trade Mission to Wenatchee, WA, is an industry-specific trade mission of Azerbaijani orchard growers, packers, importers and exporters to the State State of Washington. The mission took place from December 5th through the 8th. Mission members attended the North-West Horticultural Exposition and visited farms, food processing operations, and education and research institutions, where they participated in seminars on organic farming practices.
The goal of the Mission was:
Day 1: December 5
North-West Hort Expo | Wenatchee Convention Center
Reception in honor of the Azerbaijan Agriculture Trade Delegation | Hilton Garden Inn
Day 2: December 6
Tour of CMI Orchards, LLC
Tour of Union Hill Cidery
Presentation by Washington State Department of Agriculture on Organic Food Production
Tour of COSTCO Wholesale
Day 3: December 7
Tour of Rocky Reach Dam
Presentation at the Wenatchee Fruit Tree Research and Extension Center
Tour of Stemilt Growers, LLC
Background: The USACC and USAID/Azerbaijan have been partnering to promote bilateral economic relationships between Azerbaijan and individual U.S. states since 2019. In April and November 2019, USACC and USAID co-organized the inaugural Illinois-Azerbaijan Agriculture Forum in Chicago and the Oklahoma-Azerbaijan Agriculture Forum in Oklahoma City. These two events brought together agribusinesses from each state. These settings provided participating businesses with direct access to major stakeholders in Illinois, Oklahoma, and Azerbaijan. Both trade missions generated over $1.2M in agricultural trade between Azerbaijan and the United States.
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