Trade Missions

FAS-sponsored international trade missions open doors and deliver results for U.S. exporters, giving them the opportunity to forge relationships with potential customers, gather market intelligence and, most importantly, generate sales.
While final dates are subject to confirmation, planned USDA trade missions for 2019 are:
  • Taiwan (Taipei), April 22-25
  • Colombia (Bogota), June 3-6  (to include buyers from Panama)
  • Canada (Montreal and Toronto), September 3-6
  • Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City), October 14-17 (to include buyers from Burma and Thailand)
  • Kenya (Nairobi), October 28-31 (to include buyers from Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda)
  • Mexico (Mexico City), November 5-8
  • United Kingdom (London), TBD

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Data & Analysis

December 14, 2018
On November 2, 2018, the Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a notice to extend the timeline for imports of specialty foods for special medical....
November 7, 2018
Ministerial Decree No. 1202/2018 (September 12, 2018) amends the previous decree in terms of pest tolerance levels, adds and removes certain pests from the quarantine list.
November 5, 2018
In Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19, heavy rains during the planting season caused farmers to opt out of the government program to reduce rice acreage and continue planting rice.
October 30, 2018
South Africa is the largest user of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for agricultural exports to the United States in the Southern African region.