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.
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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