Gov. Jan Brewer will lead an Arizona trade delegation to Taiwan beginning Thursday, her office announced Tuesday.
Brewer was quoted in a press release as saying she will push the state's tourism to Taiwanese visitors and seek expanded markets for Arizona's exports of semiconductors, electronics and information technology products.
The state currently exports about $320 million in goods and services to Taiwan annually, making it the 13th largest trade partner to Arizona, the governor's office announcement said.
“This mission further underscores my commitment to Arizona’s economic recovery, job creation and long-term global competitiveness,” Brewer said in the statement.
Joining her on the one-week trip will be a delegation of state business and tourism officials from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Office of Tourism.
Brewer has led a series of foreign trade missions in the last three years, including trips to Germany and France, China, Canada and India.