Designed for exporting novices and experts, the Food Export Helpline™ is a complimentary service that provides one-on-one assistance on a variety of export-related topics, with advice tailored specifically for you.
Whether you’re new to exporting or have years of experience, there are always specific issues that arise where you could use some help from a trusted resource. With the Food Export Helpline™, you’ll speak with an industry-recognized
expert who’ll put more than 38 years of exporting experience to work for you.
New to Exporting?
Food Export Helpline™ can help assess your export readiness and guide you through the initial steps as you begin to grow your export sales. The most popular questions the Food Export Helpline™ gets from new exporters includes:
Does my product have any potential in other countries?
What are the best markets for my product?
What steps can I take to find qualified buyers and business partners?
How can I arrive at a competitive export price?
Need an Informed point of view?
Even seasoned exporters sometimes have a quick question or need long-term support they can trust. The Food Export Helpline™ can help experienced exporters in the following areas:
Tradeshow event preparation and follow-up
Commercial documentation & correspondence
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) compliance procedures
Secondary market research
About the Food Export Helpline™ Counselor
Dennis Lynch, M.I.B.A., is a 38-year veteran of international trade who has held a variety of positions in the public and private sectors. He has been directly involved in monitoring, troubleshooting and facilitating export transactions for more than 30 years. Dennis has manned the Food Export Helpline™ desk since its inception back in 1997 and is now entering his 23rd year of operation. During that time, he has counseled nearly 4,000 U.S. suppliers of food and agricultural products with customized one-on-one technical export experience.
He has done the majority of the Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast seminars and webinars over the last few decades as well as contributed hundreds of articles to the Global Food Marketer Newsletter and e-Bulletin. He was awarded a master’s degree in International Business by West Coast University in California and has won numerous awards for the instruction of international business to various Southern California Colleges at all levels.
Educational Webinars by Food Export Helpline™ Counselor Dennis Lynch
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