How to Use “GATS” – The Global Agricultural Trade System

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Event Date
September 25, 2024
Early Registration Deadline
Sep 25, 2024

Leverage the expertise of our Guest Presenter

1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT

Once you have classified your products for export using the Harmonized System (HS) and Schedule B codes, another important task is to perform research to identify target markets. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has a food and agricultural product database that helps you establish your export statistics in a variety of ways. This database is the Global Agricultural Trade System known as “GATS”. In this webinar you will learn to navigate “GATS” and hoe you can use export statistics to perform statistical research and make sound export decisions.

Topics will include:

  • How to access “GATS”
  • Overview of the layout of programming options
  • Bulk, Intermediate and Consumer-Oriented foods – “BICO”
  • The “Processed Food” option
  • Search options: World, Regional, Partners or Specific Countries
  • Export data by state and customs districts
  • Drilling down: Commodity aggregates versus HS and Schedule B
  • Q&A with presenter

Don’t have time to sit down and attend the live webinar? All registrants will receive access to a recording of the event, be sure to register so you can access the recording.

Important Registration Note: Individuals who register should receive an email with the link and information you need to participate one day prior to the webinar. If you don’t receive this information and/or have any questions, please contact us at webinars@foodexport.org.

Meeting Foreign Buyers

Dennis Lynch, Food Export Counselor

Dennis Lynch, M.I.B.A., is a 40-year veteran of international trade who has held a variety of positions in the public and private sectors. He has been directly involved in monitoring, troubleshooting and facilitating export transactions for more than 32 years. Dennis managed the Food Export Helpline™ desk for 25 years, since its inception back in 1997. During that time, he has counseled nearly 4,000 U.S. suppliers of food and agricultural products with customized one-on-one technical export experience.

He has led the majority of the Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast seminars and webinars over the last few decades, as well as contributed hundreds of articles to the Global Food Marketer Newsletter and the e-Bulletin. He was awarded a master’s degree in International Business by West Coast University in California and has won numerous awards for the instruction of international business to various Southern California Colleges at all levels.

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