Chile - September 2023
During the week of September 25-29, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor will lead an agribusiness trade mission to Chile. U.S. agribusinesses will participate in business-to-business meetings with potential importers from both Chile and Peru. The trade mission will coincide with the USDA-endorsed Espacio Food and Service trade show, Chile’s major food show and a significant gateway to the Latin American market, offering additional networking opportunities for U.S. participants.
“This year we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of U.S.-Chile diplomatic relations and today Chile and the neighboring Peru are some of our key trading partners, representing the second and third largest agricultural markets in South America,” said FAS Administrator Daniel B. Whitley. “With the Espacio Food and Service trade show taking place at the same time, the upcoming trade mission to Santiago provides a unique opportunity to expand U.S. agricultural exports to Chile and Peru even further.”
In addition to conducting business-to-business meetings, the trade mission participants will also have an opportunity to receive detailed market briefings from FAS staff and local and regional industry experts. The event will include receptions and other opportunities to network, engagements with USDA leadership, and relevant site and retail visits in Santiago and the surrounding area.
Total agricultural exports to these markets have grown significantly since the establishment of the Chile Free Trade Agreement and the Peru Trade Promotion Agreements and exceeded $2 billion in 2022. In January – April 2023, U.S. agricultural exports to Chile have increased by 4 percent compared to the same period in the prior year. The region offers a modern and dynamic food retail sector as well as relatively high per capita incomes and purchasing power. Strong opportunities exist for exporters across many sectors, including but not limited to:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Animal protein
- Consumer-oriented products
- Dog and cat food
- Ingredients for processing
- Tree nuts
How to Apply
Application Deadline: July 5th, 2023