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More Ways to Expand International Marketing in 2020

Feb 13, 2020

The Food Export–Northeast seafood team is gearing up for a busy year and wanted to share details about a few non-seafood specific programs we offer that could be beneficial to your export business. With many overseas missions and networking opportunities as a big part of our larger association’s annual activities calendar, you can expand your international marketing by considering any of the below options: 

  1. Add a Trade Mission Abroad: Throughout the year, Food Export hosts multi-day trade missions in various foreign markets. In 2020, missions will take place in the Middle East, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, China, and Australia. These events provide opportunities for suppliers to meet one-on-one with interested buyers they may not have had the chance to connect with at US trade shows. Our In-Market Representatives develop a personalized meeting schedule based on the supplier’s interests and business needs. These missions are a great way to explore a market in a focused way during a short period of time.

  2. Extend Market Reach in a Region:Use your time wisely and visit another country in the market region following a trade mission. Our Rep Finder service ensures you’re getting the best value and taking advantage of every opportunity while you’re away. For example, if you go on a trade mission to Vietnam, we can connect you with another In-Market Representative from Southeast Asia to help you explore other parts of the region and meet one-on-one with a minimum of three buyers.

  3. Get Connected with the Right Opportunity: Not sure which market is the best for you to visit? Food Export–Northeast can help. Take advantage of the numerous services we offer that will help move your business in the right direction. Or simply contact us to discuss which trade show is the best fit for your business needs.

Learn more about all of the activities at Food Export in our 2020 calendar. We look forward to helping suppliers take advantage of these activities and helping them grow their business.


About Food Export USA - Northeast 

With its extensive programs and educational offerings, Food Export USA–Northeast (Food Export–Northeast) is recognized as the preeminent expert and cost-effective resource for Northeast seafood and agricultural suppliers looking to sell their products overseas. Founded in 1973, Food Export–Northeast is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with its 10 member states’ agricultural promotion agencies from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, to facilitate trade between suppliers and worldwide importers and to promote the export of food, agricultural and seafood products from those states. Since its founding, the organization has helped Northeast seafood suppliers gain access to a broad range of export markets, supported overseas in-market educational and promotional programs and offers emerging suppliers access to funds to help grow their export business. The organization is funded through the Market Access Program (MAP), administered by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

Learn more about us and what we do for the Northeast seafood industry here.  Contact us.


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