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Trade Mission

Focused Trade Mission to Japan for Specialty Products

Event Date
Oct 18, 2021 – Oct 20, 2021
Location
Tokyo, Japan
Early Registration Deadline
Jun 11, 2021
Early Registration Price
$400.00
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Jumpstart Your Product Export Sales to Japan

Japan has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for U.S. companies for many years. The USDA Agricultural Trade Office or ATO in Osaka hereinafter referred to as “Post” reports that Japan is the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of all food and agricultural products. 

There are tremendous opportunities for U.S. exporters willing and able to follow the strict Japanese product regulations and keep up with the latest trends in this market. Under the U.S. – Japan Free Trade Agreement (“USJTA” effective January 1, 2020) nearly 90% of U.S. food and agricultural imports into Japan are either duty free or receive preferential tariff access.

U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Japan, By the Numbers

  • U.S. Consumer Ready Foods - US$6.2 billion (2019)
  • U.S. Processed Foods - US$2.7 billion (2019)

By the year 2024, Euromonitor projects the retail sales in the packaged food market in Japan is expected to reach US$201.1 billion, growth of 7.9% or US$14.7 billion. 

Meeting Foreign Buyers

Services Provided

  • One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
  • Pre-event custom product research
  • Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Retail store tour
  • Table top showcase and trade reception
  • Translation of up to 2 pages of materials to Japanese
  • Interpreter
  • Inclusion in Trade Mission brochure containing your company profile, contact details and product lines
  • Identifying top leads and follow-up letter
  • On-site assistance by Food Export's In-Market Representative

Products of Interest

Top U.S. products in demand:

  • Processed Vegetables & Pulses
  • Prepared/Preserved Seafood
  • Food Preparations
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Processed/Prepared Dairy Products
  • Prepared/Preserved Meats
  • Processed Fruit
  • Distilled Spirits & Other Alcoholic Beverages
  • Dog & Cat Food

Preparation Assistance

Japan Country Profile

Start your trade mission journey now. We have the market intelligence you need to make informed decisions to determine if this market is right for your products.

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.

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™.

Export Success

Participants in 2019 Focused Trade Missions Reported:

23
Distributorships Established
1
Companies with > 20% Sales Increase
80
Buyer/Seller Introductions
$4 Million
Projected Sales
$12 Million
Actual Sales
Branded Program

Double Your International Marketing Budget

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

  • Promotions and product demonstrations
  • Advertising
  • Select international travel costs
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • Foreign market compliant packaging/labeling
  • And much more!