Arizona Agriculture Companies Join USDA-Led Taiwan Trade Mission

By Casey Kuhn
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:52pm

Two Arizona-based companies are in Taiwan this week as part of a trade mission led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The goal is to open new agriculture markets in the Asian country.

Phoenix-based company Vet Instinct joined 49 businesses and groups with agriculture connections on the mission.

Vet Instinct develops and produces nutrition and holistic healthcare products for dogs, distributing across the U.S. and other countries.

In an email, the head of the company said the USDA invited them because of their commitment to sourcing their product materials domestically.

He hopes to develop export markets for American-made and sourced products in Taiwan,and he expects it to be successful.

Also joining the trip is Yuma-based Bard Valley Date Growers.