Give Your Tradeshow Presence a Competitive Advantage
FOODEX JAPAN is the largest annual food and beverage tradeshow in Japan and has been a highly successful trade event since its debut in 1976 serving not only Japan but many lucrative Asian markets. For 2023, the show relocates the venue to Tokyo Big Sight.
Japan has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for U.S. companies for many years with food industries that are well-developed and innovative in all sectors, including, retail, food service, food processing, and distribution.
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)
USDA’s Agricultural Trade Office in Osaka reports that Japan is now the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products.
Food Show PLUS! Services Provided
Invitations: Stand out before the show even starts – qualified buyers will receive invitations including your profile, contact info, product details and booth number.
Introductions: Our In-Market Representative will direct or bring buyers to your booth whenever possible.
Virtual Consultation with In-Market Representative prior to show: Get the opportunity to receive answers to pre-determined market-specific questions.
Welcome Package: Including market briefing
Local retail tour, if applicable
Lead Qualification: Our In-Market Representative will screen up to 3 buyers you met at the show and provide a report to help you determine if you want to pursue the lead*.
On-site show assistance by Food Export’s In-Market Representative
Scheduled one-on-one meetings with qualified buyers from Taiwan
Products of Interest
Top U.S. products in demand:
Processed Vegetables & Pulses
Food Preparations & Ingredients
Processed/Prepared Dairy Products
Canned, Dried & Frozen Fruit
Additional Services Available
($50 per selection, no cap on number of services)
Dedicated interpreter/assistant at your booth during show hours.
A store check report with brand names, packages, sizes, pricing for products similar to yours.
Professional translation of marketing material into local language (up to two pages).
*Disclaimer: Leads must be submitted within one month after the trade show. Full disclaimer can be found here: Lead Qualification.
Take advantage of our educational webinars providing the latest exporter intelligence for companies regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with foreign buyers and much more.
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