Leverage the expertise of Food Export’s In-Market Representatives
Virtual Consultations are a 30 minute one-on-one video consultation with one of our In-Market Representatives. These sessions are meant to help you explore questions related to export plans and market expansion. During your session you will have the opportunity to receive answers to pre-determined market-specific questions. Our in-market experts will do their best to answer your questions and deliver valuable feedback to help you achieve export success.
Suppliers can select up to four (4) questions to ask the In-Market Representative. Questions will be submitted in advance of the one-on-one video consultation and follow-up assistance may be permitted. From the date of registration, we will set a 10-business-day timeline for initiating the video consultation.
In-Market Representatives will use the information gathered during the registration to begin preliminary research to help answer the supplier’s questions. During the call, our In-Market Representatives will do their best to answer as many questions as they can while giving valuable, real-time feedback.
Save time and money with on-demand consultations using video conference technology.
Receive real-time answers to your market-specific questions on all industry segments from our In-Market Representatives.
Maximize your investment with export resources early in the planning process.
Gain export confidence through access to expert knowledge and resources to maximize your in-market activities.
Virtual Consultations offered in:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
Get to know our Central America In-Market Representatives
Tatiana Quiros Countries Served: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
Mrs. Quiros lives in Costa Rica and studied International Commerce at the University of Costa Rica. For the last 10 years she has been working as the Contracted Representative for Central America for the California Table Grape Commission, California
Pear Advisory Board, Washington Apple Commission and U.S. Potato Board. She also served as Marketing Assistant, for the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, in the U.S. Embassy in San José, C.R from 1993- 1996. Mrs. Quiros’ main
responsibilities for most of these contractors are visiting importers from Central America and increasing consumer awareness, brand awareness, sales through in-store promotions and other activities that are effective in this market. She also elaborates
on POS materials to be distributed among all these contacts as a way of supporting their imports.
Ana Debora Corado Conde Countries Served: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
Ms. Corado is the Manager of the ASSIST consulting firm. ASSIST is dedicated to devising, developing and implementing strategic business solutions in logistics and the organization of projects. Ms. Corado has a wide experience in sales and service management.
Her educational background is in business from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, a highly respected business school in Guatemala, specializing in marketing, business management and customer service. Ms. Corado is also a certified English-Spanish translator
by the Ministry of Education in Guatemala. Ms. Corado is the Latin American Representative for the Global Cold Chain Alliance and its core partners World Food Logistics Organization- WFLO, IART, IRTA & IACSC, organizations dedicated to facilitating
the communication, networking and education for the perishable food industry around the world.
Products of Interest
Top U.S. products in demand:
Poultry meat and products (ex.: eggs)
Pork and pork products
Chocolate and cocoa products
Beef and beef products
Condiments and sauces
Wine and beer
There is also forecast of growth in microwavable foods as the consumers in these countries continue to purchase microwave ovens, as well as other ready-to-eat meals including soups, noodles, condiments and sauces.
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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