Mexico continues to be a strong and consistent market, representing one of the largest consumer markets in the world for U.S. agriculture products. With the geographical advantage of a long land border and a Free Trade Agreement that has eliminated duties on all agricultural and food products, Mexico is a natural market for U.S. exporters.
The U.S. has a number of distinct advantages when it comes to exporting food products to Mexico. They are highly integrated economies and Mexican importers are familiar with U.S. business practices. Additionally, Mexican consumers recognize U.S. brands and labels and associate them with consistent quality and high value.
The U.S. is Mexico’s most important trading partner, and U.S.-based companies account for more than half of Mexico’s foreign investment. The U.S. is also the source of close to half of Mexican imports and the destination for over two-thirds of the country’s exports.
In the last 25 years, the U.S. has quintupled the number of agricultural products exported to Mexico, making it the second largest export market for the U.S. In the last five years there has been an average export growth of 22% and in 2022, the USA exported $29 billion, the highest amount since the USMCA (former NAFTA).
U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Mexico, by the numbers:
• U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods – US$11.4 billion (2022) • U.S. Processed Foods – US$5.2 billion (2022) • U.S. Bulk Foods – US$11.2 billion (2022)
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.
This mission will have 2 stops: Mexico City and Monterrey
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 Spanish
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
Identifying top leads
July 11: Mission and Market Briefing, Retail Store Tours in Mexico City
July 12: One-on-One Meetings with Qualified Buyers
July 13:Departure to Monterrey
July 14: Retail Store Tours in Monterrey and/or One-on-One Meetings with Qualified Buyers
July 15: One-on-One Meetings with Qualifies Buyers and/or Departure
Schedule is subject to change.
Products of Interest
Top U.S. products in demand:
Private Label Products
Snacks & Sweets (e.g. cookies)
High Consumption Food (e.g. salad dressings, mayonnaise, ketchup, etc.)
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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