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Charting the success of MAP – the evolution of a successful program – Market Access Program

Charting the success of MAP – the evolution of a successful program – Market Access Program – includes related articles Every year since 1985, the U.S. Congress has voted to invest American tax dollars to promote U.S. agricultural products abroad under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program (MAP). And, members of Congress ask: […]

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Malaysia’s diverse cultures offer challenges to importers

Malaysia’s diverse cultures offer challenges to importers Lloyd Fleck Diverse cultures of Malaysia offer unique challenges and opportunities to exporters wishing to break into this Southeast Asian food market that has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. During the past 5 years, Malaysia has had an average annual growth of more than […]

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U.S. food export showcase introduces buyers to sellers

U.S. food export showcase introduces buyers to sellers When U.S. food exporters can’t go abroad to meet importers, why not let buyers come to them? That is exactly the stance taken by organizers of the U.S. Food Export Showcase, sponsored by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). The Showcase will be held […]

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U.S. firms find crossroads of trade at international shows

U.S. firms find crossroads of trade at international shows – international food trade shows For centuries civilizations have revolved around trade. In ancient Greece, the marketplace was called the Agora, in ancient Rome it was the Forum. They were crowded, bustling centers where people came together to buy and sell, barter and haggle over prices. […]

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Food and Hotel Korea

Food and Hotel Korea – Trade Show Opportunity SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA The Market: Economically and industrially, Asia is the fastest growing region in the world. Asia has more than one-half of the world’s population, with a projected growth of 44 percent over the next 50 years. South Korea is one of the world’s largest food […]

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Savvy exporters shouldn’t overlook western Japan

Savvy exporters shouldn’t overlook western Japan With Japan, Tokyo dominates the landscape–bureaucratically, economically, politically and culturally–and generally it is of Tokyo that most U.S. exporters think when they approach the Japanese market. But smart exporters shouldn’t overlook the sales possibilities offered by western Japan–a market which is larger than China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and […]

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New Zealand consumers opt for quality

New Zealand consumers opt for quality Vinita Sharma The largely urban population of New Zealand supports an advanced food and agricultural marketplace–two-thirds of its 4 million residents live in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. With a highly competitive, export oriented agricultural and food industry, New Zealanders know and sock high-quality; good tasting foods. They also have […]

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Large chains drive Thailand’s retail food sector

Large chains drive Thailand’s retail food sector Since imported foods can make up as much as 30 percent of their in- ventory, the big food retail chains of Thailand–supermarkets, superstores and hypermarkets–are best bets for U.S. exporters seeking to enter this market. In 2001, this sector, dominated by European and Japanese giants, expected to garner […]

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Belgian trade show to promote beer

Belgian trade show to promote beer Yvan Polet While overall consumption of beer is down slightly in Belgium, the market for specialty beers is growing. As a result, Belgium is importing more beer, despite its 113 breweries that produce more than 450 brands. Domestic Production Interbrew, which uses the slogan “The World’s Local Brewer,” is […]

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SIAL 2004: Paris, France

SIAL 2004: Paris, France The Show: The SIAL International Food Products Exhibition in Paris, France, a biennial event, is one of the world’s largest food and beverage expositions. SIAL 2002 welcomed 5,240 exhibitors from five continents, and attracted more than 135,000 buyers and 1,300 journalists from 58 countries. Dates: Oct. 17-21, 2004 Location: Parc des […]