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Apply to participate in trade mission

Applications due Feb. 6 if interested in participating in trade mission to the Philippines.

USDA is hosting an agribusiness trade mission to Manila April 20-23. Individuals interested in participating must apply to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service by Feb. 6.

“U.S. agricultural exports to the Philippines have more than doubled over the last decade, reaching a record $3 billion in 2018, and positive consumer attitudes and a healthy business climate point to continued growth potential going forward,” said Morgan Haas, FAS counselor for agricultural affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Manila. “Thanks to the United States’ longstanding ties with the Philippines, local consumers have an affinity for American brands, and the country’s rapidly expanding retail, food service, and food processing sectors offer robust opportunities for U.S. exporters looking to sell agricultural raw materials, high-value ingredients, and consumer-oriented food and beverage products.”

Local staff from the FAS office in Manila will arrange targeted business meetings between trade mission delegates and local companies seeking to import American food and farm products. FAS staff and industry experts will also lead briefings and site visits to provide delegates with additional insights into exporting to the Philippines.

For 2020, USDA has scheduled seven trade missions, including:

  • North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia), March 16-19
  • Philippines, April 20-23
  • Spain and Portugal, June 8-11
  • United Kingdom, Sept. 14-17
  • Australia and New Zealand, Oct. 19-23
  • Peru, Nov. 2-5
  • United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15-18

In 2019, USDA hosted six trade missions that enabled more than 240 U.S. companies and organizations to engage in 3,200 meetings with foreign buyers, resulting in $78 million in projected 12-month sales.

For additional information, visit https://www.fas.usda.gov/topics/trade-missions or email trademissions@fas.usda.gov.

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