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Sep062022
USDA, Trade missions/shows

USDA is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for for its first-ever agricultural trade mission to Madrid, Spain, on November 29 through December 2. To help U.S. exporters reach both markets, buyers from Spain and Portugal will be available onsite in Madrid to meet with the delegation. During the mission, participants will conduct business-to-business meetings with potential importers, receive in-depth market briefings, and participate in site visits and other networking opportunities.

The deadline to apply for the Spain-Portugal trade mission is September 15, 2022. Complete information and application instructions are available at https://www.fas.usda.gov/topics/trade-missions/spain-and-portugal-november-2022.  

Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Aug252022
Dairy, Beef, USDA, Trade missions/shows

The US Consulate General in Porto Alegre, in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Commerce, opens its booth at the International Pavilion of the 45th Expointer on Saturday, August 27, 2022. On September 2, the Chargé d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil Douglas Koneff will officially open the stand. “Our expectation for this year is to resume contact with visitors to the fair. We will be at Expointer with a special program that ranges from information on how to study in the US to lectures on trends in the meat market and the genetics of North American livestock,” emphasizes Chargé d'Affaires Douglas Koneff. 

The program will feature lectures on trade growth between Brazil and the U.S., the future of the meat market (given by USDA specialists), cooperation between the U.S. and the state of Rio Grande do Sul for drought mitigation, and the international promotion of North American livestock genetics. All events are free and open to the public and the press. [Article is in Portuguese.]

Source: Jornal do Comércio, August 25, 2022

Aug032022
USDA, Trade missions/shows

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administrator Daniel Whitley led a USDA trade mission to the Philippines, July 18–21. He was joined by representatives from 29 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations and 10 State departments of agriculture, working together to strengthen trade relationships and further expand export opportunities. “The primary goals were to produce mutually beneficial results to help expand trade, increase collaboration on key issues impacting agriculture in both our countries, and ultimately strengthen Philippine food security,” Whitley said.  International trade missions are integral to FAS’s international marketing efforts, offering U.S. exporters a unique opportunity to build in-person relationships with potential buyers, learn first-hand about the market from industry and FAS trade experts, and ultimately generate sales for their businesses. Participants in the Philippines trade mission reported nearly $1 million in on-site sales and $7.25 million in projected 12-month sales as a result of their travel. USLGE  was represented by President and CEO Dr. Martin Sieber (front row, center of trade delegation photo at end of FAS news article).

Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Aug022022
USDA, Trade missions/shows

USDA is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for a trade mission to Nairobi, Kenya, and Zanzibar, Tanzania, October 31 through November 4, 2022. The mission will offer U.S. agribusinesses the opportunity to unlock new opportunities in East and Central Africa, where strong economic growth is driving demand for imported food and farm products. 

The deadline to apply for the East Africa trade mission is August 12, 2022. Complete information is available at fas.usda.gov/topics/trade-missions/kenya-october-2022.

Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Jul182022
USDA, Trade missions/shows

USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Daniel Whitley arrived in Manila today to launch a USDA trade mission to help foster stronger ties and build economic partnerships between the United States and the Philippines. Whitley is joined by representatives from 29 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations and 10 State departments of agriculture that are interested in exploring export opportunities in the Philippines. USLGE  is being represented by its President and CEO Dr. Martin Sieber.

Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Jul132022
USDA, Trade missions/shows

USLGE  is 1 of 29 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations that are participating in a USDA-sponsored trade mission to Manila, Philippines. The trade mission will be led by Daniel Whitley, the Administrator of USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The Philippines is the 8th-largest market for U.S. agricultural exports, averaging $3.1 billion annually during the last 5 years. Participants will engage directly with potential buyers, receive in-depth market briefs from FAS and industry trade experts, and participate in site visits.

Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service