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Ag Commissioner: India to partner with Mississippi in import/export business

Andy Gipson has served as Mississippi's agriculture and commerce commissioner since 2018 (Photo by SuperTalk Mississippi News)

India and Mississippi will soon be in business together. The fastest growing nation in the world has reached out to the state of Mississippi and will be sending a delegation in the middle of May to discuss some ways that the Magnolia state can partner with India. Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson said the delegation from India will meet with the Mississippi Development Authority as well as the Mississippi Department of Agriculture.

“They recently lifted the ban on imported United States Poultry which is a tremendous thing for Mississippi, it’s one of our number one industries,” Gipson said.

Gipson added that they are excited about the new business opportunity and said that the state has already entered into a memorandum of understanding with India back in September of 2017 and said their May meeting will build upon the MOU.

“We will be talking specifically about imports, exports, and what Mississippi can export,” Gipson said. “I’m hoping we can export through one of our excellent ports on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi. They have already been on a tour some of those and then at the same time, we will be looking at what we can import from India in the way of food and agriculture in a win-win for this state and for its agriculture community.”


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