AUGUSTA — Members of Gov. Paul LePage’s trade mission to China are reporting progress in this week’s visit.

The delegation led by LePage arrived in Hong Kong late Sunday, and since then has met with various officials and business leaders.

Yale Cordage President Tom Yale, a delegation member, says Hong Kong companies with whom the Mainers met Monday were already familiar with the state’s products and are very interested in exploring business relationships.

On Monday night, the Maine Lobster Council featured a lobster tasting event. LePage spoke to an audience of seafood importers, distributors and hotel-restaurant buyers from Hong Kong who attended.

Thirteen Maine businesses and organizations are taking part in the trade mission. China is Maine’s third-largest foreign market, with $275 million worth of Maine products exported last year.

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