CDFA Secretary Karen Ross is in Vietnam this week as part of a delegation of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA), a non-profit formed in 1980 by the 13 western state departments of agriculture as well as the territorial departments in Guam and Samoa. For more than three decades, WUSATA has offered programs and services to assist exporters of high-value food and agricultural products.
There are three short videos chronicling the trip, so far. The first is Secretary Ross visiting a “wet market,” which remains a primary food source for Vietnamese consumers. Her tour guide is Michael Ward of the USDA.
The second video shows Secretary Ross at a retail establishment, FiviMart, a joint supermarket partnership between Vietnam and Japan. She is talking with with Mr. Kurokawa Yoshihiro, Senior Deputy General Director of FiviMart.
The third video is Secretary Ross discussing climate change with US Ambassador Ted Osius during a meeting at the US Embassy in Hanoi.