Import Food and Agricultural Products from the U.S.

Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast are non-profit organizations working in cooperation with USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) that offer an assortment of services for importers of U.S. food products.

Providing the Best of U.S. Food and Agricultural Products

Suppliers in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. have a long-standing reputation for producing products that are high-quality, safe, innovative, and reliable. Both have well-developed food processing industries and contain some of the world’s top food-producing areas. To learn more about products from the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S, read our brochure, Field to Fork.

If you’re interested in developing or expanding your business with U.S. food and agricultural suppliers in international food markets, contact your local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Office for additional assistance and support. Find an FAS office in your country or region

Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast Overview

Watch this video to learn how to build your relationships with U.S. exporters through our robust resources and services.

Connect with an In-Market Representative

IMR Map

Shaded areas represent In-Market Representative coverage areas.

Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast have developed a diverse network of 19 In-Market Representatives (IMRs) located across the globe. These local, food industry experts provide on-the-ground assistance to implement our activities in their market. Our IMRs are ready to help your company in a variety of ways including making introductions to prequalified suppliers  and promoting U.S. products in your market.

To connect with our In-Market Representative in your country or region, email your name and contact information to info@foodexport.org.

 

Submit a Trade Lead

Are you looking for a specific U.S. food or value-added agricultural product? We are here to help facilitate an introduction to our U.S. suppliers.

Please fill out the Trade Lead Form to get started. Our In-Market Representative covering your region will follow up with you to initiate the process.  

If you have any questions or need assistance with trade leads, email tradeleads@foodexport.org

 

Connect with U.S. Suppliers

There are a variety of services to connect you with Midwest and Northeast companies and introduce you to U.S. products. We pre-arrange meetings with suppliers at tradeshows in your country, or during Trade Missions that bring U.S. companies overseas.

You can also travel to the U.S. and participate in one of many yearly sponsored Buyers Missions which usually take place in conjunction with major tradeshows.

See Our Event Calendar

     

Industry News and Products

Learn more about the latest U.S. food industry trends with the U.S. Foodlink newsletter. Each issue features a number of innovative U.S. products from Midwest and Northeast U.S. companies.

Read the Latest U.S. Foodlink Issue

Market Promotion Reimbursement

Anyone already importing U.S. food and agricultural products could be eligible to receive financial assistance for product promotion through our Branded Program. This program provides multiple opportunities for reimbursement on qualifying market-related expenses, including:

  • Advertising
  • Demonstrations and Merchandising
  • Package and Label Modifications
  • International Tradeshows
  • Marketing and Promotional Materials
  • Public Relations and Seminars
  • And more!

To receive reimbursement through the Branded Program, your U.S. supplier must apply and be approved.  To learn more, download our Branded Program Importer Manual. (Choose appropriate language from drop-down menu to the right.)

Branded Program Importer Manual

Import U.S. Seafood

The Northeast U.S. offers an abundant seafood market with a variety of seafood products. And Food Export-Northeast is your go-to resource to get connected to U.S. suppliers in the region.

Import Seafood from U.S