Focused Trade Missions

Focused Trade Mission to the Caribbean for Retail and Foodservice

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Jumpstart Your Product Export Sales to the Caribbean Basin

The Caribbean Basin has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for U.S. companies for many years. U.S. exports of agricultural products to this market totaled US$4.4 billion in 2021, a strong increase of 21% over the prior year.

U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to the Caribbean by the Numbers (2021): 

  • U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods – US$831.8 billion 
  • U.S. Processed Foods – US$1.5 billion 

By the year 2026, Euromonitor projects that retail sales in the packaged food market in the Caribbean will reach US$9.3 billion, a growth of 32.2%, or US$2.3 billion. 

In addition to Dominican Republic, buyers from Jamaica and Trinidad will be considered.

Travel Information

Due to the nature of the global pandemic and its impact on international travel, please consider resources such a when determining if this event is appropriate for you or your company.

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Want to learn more about this mission? View an overview video presentation featuring our In-Market Representative Fradbelin Escarraman.

Services Provided

  • One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
  • Pre-event custom product research including market overview, importation analysis and distribution analysis
  • Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Retail store tour
  • Dedicated interpreter
  • Translation of up to 2 pages of materials to Spanish
  • Inclusion in Trade Mission digital brochure containing your company profile, contact details and product lines
  • On-site assistance by Food Export’s In-Market Representative
  • Identifying top leads

Mission Itinerary 

February 6 – U.S. suppliers arrive in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

February 7 – Marketing briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service and Retail tour

February 8-9 – One-on-one meetings with buyers

February 10 – U.S. suppliers return to U.S.

Schedule is subject to change.

Products of Interest

Top U.S. products in demand:

  • Fats and Oils
  • Food Preparations
  • Processed/Prepared Dairy Products
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Prepared/Preserved Meats
  • Beer and Wine
  • Snack Foods
  • Distilled Spirits & Other Alcoholic Beverages
  • Condiments and Sauces

Preparation Assistance

Dominican Republic Country Profile

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Complimentary Webinars

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.

Export Essentials Online

Whether you’re new to exporting or need to refresh your skills, this free online training course provides a comprehensive, flexible approach to learning the fundamentals and logistics of exporting.

Export Success

Participants in 2019 Focused Trade Missions Reported:

Branded Program

Double Your International Marketing Budget

With the Branded Program, you may be eligible for 50% reimbursement on:

  • Promotions and product demonstrations
  • Advertising
  • Select international travel costs
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • Foreign market compliant packaging/labeling
  • And much more!