Buyers Mission

Virtual Caribbean & Latin American Buyers Mission

Event Date
Nov 01, 2021 – Nov 04, 2021
Registration Deadline
Sep 23, 2021
Registration Price

Food Export Buyers Missions are Unique, Curated Experiences that Maximize Your Time and Investment

Food Export USA -Northeast, Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) will be conducting a Virtual Caribbean and Latin American Buyers Mission.  

This mission is a great opportunity to virtually meet one-on-one with Caribbean and Latin American buyers interested in your products! With limited agricultural production, most Caribbean islands rely heavily on imported food products, particularly from the United States. As tourist arrivals in most islands continue to improve, prospects for further market expansion are always present. Caribbean importers have a long history of doing business with the United States. Their strong interest in U.S. suppliers and products is mainly due to close proximity, long-standing reputation of high quality products, and superior quality of service. Total imports of consumer-oriented agricultural products totaled $2.1 billion in 2019, with the United States capturing 53 percent of the market.

Since consumers are familiar with U.S. products, it is that much more important for companies to provide samples of unknown products to consumers in order to build brand awareness and preference. Effective market promotion can overcome price sensitivity and retailers are open to this and will readily participate.

Register early as meeting slots are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Buyer Profiles

Meet buyers from the following countries

  • BARBADOS (2)
  • BERMUDA (2)
  • CHILE (2)
  • PERU (3)

Download Buyer Profiles

Products of Interest

This is your opportunity to develop and expand your business with international buyers who have expressed interest in a variety of U.S. products.

  • Dairy Products
  • Ethnic and specialty foods
  • Deli products
  • French Fries
  • Beverages
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Snacks
  • Red meat
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Prepared foods
  • Tomato pastes and sauces
  • Preparation Assistance

    Food Export Helpline

    Even experienced exporters have questions from time to time. Whether you are new to exporting or a seasoned exporter, you can take advantage of one-to-one support through the Food Export Helpline™.

    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 Success

    Every year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast Buyers Missions to generate new export sales and establish new distributorships.
    Branded Program

    Double Your International Marketing Budget

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

    • Promotions and product demonstrations
    • Advertising
    • Foreign Market compliant packaging/labeling
    • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
    • And much more!

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