ST. PAUL, MINN. — CHS Inc. has opened an office at Taipei, Taiwan, a move designed to expand direct market access for the cooperative’s member owners in Asia-Pacific markets.

“Taiwan is an important, strategic demand base for corn, wheat, soybeans and dried distillers grains,” said Rick Browne, CHS senior vice-president, Asia-Pacific region. “CHS has done business in Taiwan for many years and there is a strong customer acceptance of our farmer-owned business model. This office will allow us to better serve more Taiwanese customers, which adds value for our member-owners investments.”

Bruce Huang will manage the Taipei office. He will be responsible for further building CHS market access, customer relationships and overall office management. Mr. Huang previously held positions with Cargill in Taiwan and China.

CHS also has international marketing offices in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Hungary, Jordan, Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine.