Part 6 of a new blog series that features industry segments and explores how to use the Branded Program to it's fullest potential. This post is about Hemp based products.
By Katie LaBarge, Branded Program Associate, Food Export-Midwest
International sales are more important than ever to grow your business and diversify risk from the U.S. domestic market. Marketing support is essential to grow those international sales. Food Export’s Branded Program recognizes marketing’s essential role and helps make it possible by reimbursing Midwest and Northeast food and agricultural suppliers for 50% of their international marketing expenses.
In this blog series we feature a new industry segment each month and give specific examples per segment of how suppliers can utilize the Branded Program to the fullest of its potential.
This installment is all about Hemp downstream products. The USDA has published specific regulations for hemp-derived products which can be found here.
Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast have recently begun working with U.S. suppliers that have a variety of creative hemp-based products in the processed food and agricultural products sectors. Including, but not limited to:
Many of these suppliers are starting to explore international markets for their products!
We reimburse a variety of creative international promotions in the Branded Program, and companies working with hemp are no exception. Here are a few popular types of promotions that hemp companies can benefit from.
Export Packaging & Labeling
Are you promoting hemp-based products in foreign markets? If so, we’d love to work with you! Get started today with a Branded Program pre-qualification here.
You can learn more about how to grow your potential export markets using the Branded Program with this informational flyer.
We’d also encourage you to reach out to other organizations that offer export development programs focused specifically on your industry:
NHIC works to build global recognition of U.S. industrial hemp and downstream products. And they are working at the international level to improve the regulatory framework and promoting sustainable growth of the industry internationally. Be sure to check out their website linked above to learn more!
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