Food Export Buyers Missions are Unique, Curated Experiences that Maximize Your Time and Investment
Food Export-Northeast and the Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) will be conducting a Buyers Mission.
Taking place in Miami, this mission is a great opportunity to 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. The U.S. exported over US$2 billion in U.S. consumer-oriented foods to the Caribbean Basin in 2018, growth of 4% from the prior year. The region also imported over US$1.4 billion in processed food products in 2018, roughly equal to that of 2017.
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.
Market Insights From On-the-Ground Experts
Additionally, Food Export In-Market Representatives from the Caribbean and South America will be on hand to meet one-on-one with to answer questions and assist with market specific insight. These local marketing experts provide on-the-ground help and can help you:
Learn how to be competitive when entering and remaining in a market
Gain insights into emerging market trends
Find the right buyer for your product in specific market segments
Get your product and promotion plans market ready
Bonus Market Overview Seminar
A Caribbean and Latin America market overview seminar will be held on the evening of June 8th. Buyers Mission participants will hear presentations on each market, available services from Food Export-Northeast and SUSTA, and a buyer panel discussion.
Not available at this time.
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.
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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