Five Year Branded Program Participant Sees Continued Export Success

Located in South Portland, Maine, in the 1st Congressional District, resides Belle Cove LLC a five year participant of Food Export - Northeast's Branded Program.

This company strategically located itself in Maine, USA, where the cold, clean ocean waters and rocky coastline produce some of the highest quality seafood in North America. This company has committed to providing quality products and services that continuously exceed the high standards of consumers.

This past year, 2020, marked Belle Cove’s fifth year participating in Food Export-Northeast’s Branded Program. Although last year was a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the company was not able to utilize the program as planned, Belle Cove was still able to report $200,000 in actual export sales to Taiwan with the help of Food Export-Northeast. This was a first-time export sale to this market for this company, despite the challenges brought on by 2020.

In addition to Branded Program participation over the last few years, this Maine supplier has also been an active participant in many other Food Export-Northeast programs and services. Participation for Belle Cove includes various Export Essentials Modules, the Food Export Helpline™, Trade Leads and Online Product Catalogues, Webinars, Food Show PLUS!™ Events, Buyers Missions, Virtual Connect, and Virtual Trade Missions.

Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.  

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