ANNOUNCEMENT March 1, 2002

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Norman L. Li of the State of Illinois, Southeast Asia Office has been re-elected as the President of the United States States & Ports Association in Hong Kong in our recent general meeting. Also re-elected are Ms. Shirley Co. of the State of Ohio, Office of East & Southeast Asia, and Mr. Edward Yau of the Port of Long Beach Representative Office in Hong Kong as the Vice President and the Treasurer/Port Coordinator of the Association.

The U.S. States & Ports Association was officially established in October 1989 in Hong Kong for the purpose of promoting trade development, investment and to increase business activities between the United States, Hong Kong, China and South-East Asia. The Association also provides a forum to promote the interest and views of its members.
Following is member list of the Association:

California Office of Trade & Investment Georgia Ports Authority
State of Illinois, Southeast Asia Office Port of Long Beach
State of Iowa Port of Los Angeles
State of Mississippi ASEAN Office Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
State of North Carolina Asia Pacific Office South Carolina State Ports Authority
State of Ohio, Office of East & Southeast Asia Port of Tacoma
State of Virginia HK Office Virginia Port Authority
State of Wisconsin Virginia Dept of Agriculture

Members of the Association has a total economic output of over US$4,000 billion representing about 50% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Products.

The U.S.S.P.A. hopes that companies in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia region will turn to the Association or its individual members when pursuing trade, investment, tourism and transportation ventures in the United States. Please visit our website at for contact information on our members.

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Connie Lau, Administrative Assistant
State of Illinois, Southeast Asia Office
Tel: 2544-3863
Fax: 2543-6246