|However, it requires careful organization and research on specific country
requirements, market conditions, etc. to determine
channels of distribution (e.g., sales representatives,
licensees, distributors) for your product.FAS offers
of services to help you determine specific country
importing, marketing information and useful
contacts to help get
your product into the overseas market.
The following are services
Food and Agricultural
Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS)
Reports contain, by country, descriptions of import
procedures and lists of useful contacts to help get your product
into the market. These reports are available in a searchable
online database under the options FAIRS product specific reports
and Foods and Agricultural Import Regulations reports.
A list of Cooperators International Offices
provides the contact points for foreign
representatives of industry associations, by market sector and by
country, who can assist you in developing your channels of
FAS Export Directory of U.S. Food Distribution Companies also
provides information on consolidators and distributors who ship
mixed containers to markets around the world.
FAS Country Sector Reports provide
overviews of particular countries,
but also contain (by country) Market Specific Reports which
provide detailed information on marketing and distributing
certain products within the country. To access these reports
choose Retail Sectors Reports from the Attache
The Office of
Export Trading Company Affairs
(OETCA) is part of the
Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration.
OETCA promotes the formation and use of export trade
intermediaries and export joint ventures.