U.S. Exporter Assistance
Tourism Campaign in Japan
Offers Promotional Opportunities for U.S.
The FAS Office of Agricultural
Affairs in Tokyo and the U.S. Department of
Commerce are offering U.S. agribusiness
operations an opportunity to highlight their
products in the Japanese market. It
will be available only for a limited time, so
check it out today.
e-Government: The Computer
Revolution at FAS--New
FAS Web site has become the agency’s primary
means of communication.
Trade Shows and Other
Programs and Opportunities
is a list of trade shows and promotional
opportunities endorsed or otherwise sponsored by
Project Brings Food and Education into African
this project, USDA and the U.S. Agency for
International Development are working to
increase the availability of nutritious food to
African school children.
Developing Countries Find
Voice in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Ministerial of the Doha Development
Agenda fanned life back into the World Trade
Organization negotiations for trade
Market and Trade Data
South Korea, Already a Major Market, Offers
Further Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture--New
In 2005, South Korea was the fifth largest
market for U.S. agricultural products. Although
the country’s economy is slowing under weakening
export growth and the won’s rising value, South
Korea remains the world’s 10th largest economy,
12th largest exporter, and 13th largest importer
for all products. South Korean demand for items
across product categories, from wheat to bread,
from hay to whey, from breakfast cereals to
wines, is climbing, spurred by consumers and the
retail, food service, and food processing
Biotechnology Products to Japan--New
Japan is one of the largest importers of U.S.
agricultural biotech products. Although the
Japanese food industry and government are
receptive to these products, consumers remain
Chengdu: An Up-and-Coming Market in China’s Heartland--New
Chengdu is one of the most affluent cities in
China’s interior. It is very much open to U.S.
foods and food ingredients.
Chongqing: An Underdeveloped Market in China’s Interior--New
Nested deep in China’s interior, Chongqing is an
often-overlooked market with a growing appetite, and
customer base, for a variety of foods. Processed and
high-value products, mostly for Chongqing’s growing
number of 5-star hotels, dominate the small but growing
market for imported foods.
Market and Trade Data
Dalian: An Emerging Market in
Dalian, the Pearl of North China, is one of the
country’s fastest growing economies and a gateway to its
large, yet relatively untapped, northeast market. With
its natural harbor, transportation facilities, highly
developed industrial base, beautiful environs, and
growing number of international trade shows and
exhibitions, the city attracts more than 14 million
recreational and business visitors annually. Ranked No.
1 in livability in a recent survey of more than 600
Chinese cities, Dalian is characterized by expanding
retail and food service sectors and a market that offers
a number of excellent opportunities for U.S. food and
agricultural suppliers and trade associations.
Shanghai’s Logistics Infrastructure Paves Access for
Since China joined the World Trade Organization,
Shanghai has been reclaiming its status as a principal
trade gateway to China, aided by a massive consumer base
and superior logistics network.
Look for Kosher Niche in
Almost half of Brazil’s 100,000 Jewish consumers
live in São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro hosts a
third. These cities are the best starting points
for selling niche kosher food products.