Orissa International managed a study mission focused on enhancing the wood trade partnership between Tennessee and Vietnam. We organized a trip in Vietnam for a team of experts in the forest sector from Tennessee to help them gain insights into the factors influencing wood exports from the U.S. and Tennessee. The 10 meetings we arranged for the study mission helped the experts assess practical, political, and economic aspects that affect the import of wood from Tennessee to Vietnam, and how to align the needs of Vietnamese furniture manufacturers with the offerings of Tennessee producers.

Additionally, as part of an ongoing project, we have recruited 6 companies to be part of an outbound trade mission from Vietnam to Tennessee in September 2023. The mission will help educate Vietnamese buyers about the variety of Tennessee hardwood available in terms of species, grades, and availability. It will also provide Tennessee producers with valuable information about the demand landscape in Vietnam, and created networking opportunities which helped to lay the foundation for future sales.