Japan has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for U.S. companies for many years. The USDA Agricultural Trade Office or ATO in Osaka reports that Japan is the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of all food and agricultural products.
There are tremendous opportunities for U.S. exporters willing and able to follow the strict Japanese product regulations and keep up with the latest trends in this market. Under the U.S. – Japan Free Trade Agreement (“USJTA” effective January 1, 2020) nearly 90% of U.S. food and agricultural imports into Japan are either duty free or receive preferential tariff access.
U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Japan, By the Numbers
U.S. Consumer Ready Foods – US$6.3 billion (2020)
U.S. Processed Foods – US$2.5 billion (2020)
Due to the nature of the global pandemic and its impact on international travel, please consider resources such a www.travel.state.gov when determining if this event is appropriate
for you or your company.
Register by the early deadline and receive each mission for only $325. After the early deadline, receive each mission for only $525.*
*Registration for both missions must occur on the same transaction to be eligible for the discount. If one of the mission registrations is cancelled, the discount is forfeited for the remaining mission.
Products of Interest
Top U.S. products in demand:
Processed Vegetables & Pulses
Food Preparations & Ingredients
Processed/Prepared Dairy Products
Canned, Dried & Frozen Fruit
October 23: Mission and Market Briefing, Retail Store Tours
October 24: One-on-One meetings with Qualified Buyers
October 25:Departure to Focused Trade Mission to Korea or home
Schedule is subject to change.
Focused Trade Mission Services Provided
One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
Pre-event custom product research including market overview, importation and distribution analysis
Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
Retail store tour
Translation of up to two pages of materials into Japanese
Table top showcase and trade reception
Inclusion in Trade Mission brochure containing your company profile, contact details and product lines
On-site assistance by Food Export’s In-Market Representative
Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.
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