Governor Leaves for Trade Mission 

Governor John Baldacci says Maine businesses must look
beyond the border to be successful. Baldacci left Saturday for a trade mission for Japan and South

With Maine now in a global economy in which it competes with
faraway countries, Baldacci says it’s important to introduce the
state’s products to fast-growing trade partners in Asia.
The governor says the previous three trade missions increased
sales from Maine companies by at least 12 million dollars. Those
trade missions have been to Ireland and the United Kingdom,
Germany, Italy and France. Baldacci’s also gone to Cuba to finalize
an agricultural trade deal.
Baldacci says the mission to Japan and South Korea is crucial
because it’s an opportunity to build on what’s already significant
trade activity.