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Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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Rhode Island Supplier Has TPP Export Success

by Food Export | Jul 08, 2016
Seafreeze, Ltd. is a producer of sea frozen fish on the U.S. east coast based in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, supplying sea frozen and land frozen fish to a worldwide range of markets. Its HACCP-certified trawlers target underutilized species, such as Illex Squid, Loligo Squid, Atlantic Mackerel, Atlantic Butterfish, and Atlantic Herring.

The company has long relied on sales to overseas markets through exports. Seafreeze Ltd.’s main markets for exports include TPP countries Canada and Japan, as well as China, the Philippines, Italy, Spain, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and South Africa. 60% of the company’s sales are from exports.

This Rhode Island supplier has participated in Food Export activities since 2011 utilizing the Branded Program, the Online Product Catalog, Food Show PLUS!™ services and attending Buyers Missions. Established in 1984 by fishermen Richard Goodwin and Geir Monsen, Seafreeze, Ltd. has evolved to become the largest producer and trader of sea-frozen fish on the U.S. East Coast. Over 30 years of integrity and commitment enables them to build global partnerships with industry leaders.

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.

Story written November 2015 - Seafreeze, Ltd. is located in the 2nd Congressional District in Rhode Island

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