If I attend the Business Development Conference in Korea and do the mission stop in Taipei, does this count as two mission stops?
No, this would only count as one mission stop. A mission stop is determined by where you have business-to-business meetings.
Can I follow a different order for the mission stops than what is on the itinerary? (e.g. Go to Hong Kong May 16-17 and Taiwan May 9-10)
No, you must follow the established itinerary.
Is it possible to make mission stops in countries other than the ones listed?
Do I need a visa(s)?
What are the time differences from the United States?
From Eastern Standard Time (EST) the countries are either 12 or 13 hours ahead.
What are the currency conversion rates between the USD and the countries on the itinerary?
The rates vary. See the chart below.
How long are the flights from Korea to the other stops on the itinerary?
The flights range from one hour to 4 hours. See below.
My company has some manufacturing outside of the US; can I participate in Trade Winds?
As long as your products have at least 51% U.S. content you are eligible to participate.