Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Harter has signed a letter of intent on the state's behalf with China's Henan province that commits Arkansas and Henan to work together to improve relations for future trade, reported.

The letter of intent, signed by top officials of Henan province, could help Arkansas export poultry and other products to the China province although it contains no formal plans. Henan's economy is dependant on agriculture and manufacturing and the province acts as a distribution hub because of its central location.


Henan stopped poultry imports from Arkansas due to an outbreak of avian influenza in the state a few years ago.