Trade missions


AGCO GCI Grain and Protein Facilities

John Deere Manufacturing company

Chicago, Illinois

Supported by

Illinois Department of Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities

Embassy of Azerbaijan to the United States

AmCham Azerbaijan

Association for Community Empowerment

Azerbaijan State News Agency (AzerTag)




Global Chamber

Illinois Soybean Association

Lu-Mun Holding

WCC International, Inc.

Sponsored by

Lindsay Corporation


John Deere



On April 4, 2019, The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) and Illinois Chamber of Commerce jointly hosted the inaugural Illinois-Azerbaijan Agriculture Forum in Chicago, IL.

The largest ever Agriculture Mission of over 15 Azerbaijani agriculture companies and R&D institutions headed by the Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E. Inam Karimov visited Chicago. On April 3, 2019, within the framework of the inaugural Forum, the delegation headed by the minister visited AGCO GSI grain and protein facilities in Assumption and Taylorville, IL.

AGCO GSI, full-range grain, seed-processing and protein-production solutions, acquainted the Azerbaijani delegation with all-encompassing manufacturing processes.


The forum was designed to facilitate investment and information sharing and enhance import-export opportunities between Illinois and Azerbaijan. This three-day high-level business platform promoted strategic partnerships and facilitates transactions between global investors, companies and government officials from the U.S. and Azerbaijan.