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 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)
This is event will have Japanese buyers meeting together in-person in Tokyo to attend a showcase of U.S. products, and then participate in virtual one-on-one meetings with U.S. suppliers.
This event will not require U.S. companies to travel.
However, if the opportunity presents itself for U.S. participants to travel to Japan, an assessment will be made at an appropriate time and participants will be informed. This is believed to be unlikely to occur, and we discourage participants from making travel commitments of any kind.
Virtual one-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
Sample product showcase for local Buyers
Company literature showcase
Assistance with sample shipment
Japanese subtitles to company/product introduction video
Pre-event custom product research
Virtual Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
Virtual Retail store tour
Translation of up to 2 pages of materials to Japanese
Inclusion in Trade Mission brochure containing your company profile, contact details and product lines
Identifying top leads and follow-up email
Virtual assistance by Food Export's In-Market Representative
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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