The IEDA will lead a trade mission to Beijing and Shanghai, China March 29 - April 5, 2014. The mission will focus on pork and beef and is open to all Iowa companies working in this area. Iowa companies exported $177 million in pork to China in 2012, making China Iowa pork’s second largest export market. There are opportunities for commodity products, offals and increasingly higher end products. Iowa continues to enjoy the benefits of a unique relationship with Chinese President Xi. This mission will work with the Iowa’s China Representative and the U.S. Meat Export Federation to identify additional opportunities in these growing markets.