AmCham Members Meet with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia –The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mongolia’s Agriculture Committee members met with Mr. L. Bayartulga, State Secretary of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, and the directors of departments of the ministry on November 8, 2016, to present AmCham’s Position Paper on the Agriculture Industry, to exchange views on ways to promote industry development, and to explore opportunities for constructive partnership.
AmCham’s Agriculture Position Paper highlights the importance of the industry’s access to financing and new markets, and calls for less government intervention in the procurement of equipment and price controls. The Position Paper shares member-specific issues and proposes viable solutions to address the challenges of the agricultural sector in Mongolia.
In his remarks about the key policy priorities of his ministry, State Secretary L. Bayartulga said, “The ministry will be focusing on three main policy directions, which are advancing the inter-sectoral relationships of the industry, the promotion of import substitution and fostering of exports, and developing strong cooperation with the private sector.”
Mike Morrow, Chairman of AmCham’s Agriculture Committee, commented on the significance of the meeting, and said, “We are encouraged by this morning’s meeting with State Secretary Bayartulga and his colleagues. We welcome his invitation to deepen the dialogue and look forward to contributing to the success of the government’s agriculture strategy, which is not only new but innovative.”
About AmCham Mongolia
AmCham Mongolia is an independent membership-driven organization that seeks to build, strengthen, and protect business between the United States and Mongolia and to actively promote Mongolia as a destination for American investment. AmCham Mongolia is the official local office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business federation in the world with over 3 million member companies. AmCham Mongolia is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce, consisting of 29 American Chambers of Commerce in the Asia-Pacific region.