Volume X, No. 4
Colombian Market Opens Wide to U.S. Agricultural Products
There are good reasons to give Colombia a second thought. Trade reforms have created dramatic growth in sales of U.S. agricultural products.
Heads Up: MERCOSUR Raises Tariff
Though MERCOSUL member countries--Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay--regard the hike as a defensive measure, it means fiercer competition for U.S. exporters.
Peru Pulls Off Market Success Story
As Peru's economy strengthens, only El Niņo poses a cloud on the horizon.
Changes to Argentina's Grain Marketing System Are Expected to Improve Efficiency
Though not complete, the reforms to Argentina's grain marketing system will promote orderly marketing and stabilize commodity price swings.
France's New-Found Need to Nibble
Eating habits are changing in this cuisine-absorbed nation; meals are getting lighter and snacking's on the rise.
Snacking on Success: Snack Food Exports Claim Another Record
Despite softer gains overall, snack food exports are still setting a crisp growth pace to several markets.
Austria Toughs Out EU Transition
Austrian farmers doing business under EU regulations are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.
Jojoba Oil Producers Find Gold in German and Taiwan Markets
As a primary source of the "liquid wax" coveted by cosmetic manufacturers, U.S. suppliers to these two markets can increase profits by selling directly to the end user.
Eric Van Chantfort
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