“Brazil holds significant untapped market potential for U.S. exporters,” said Mark Slupek, deputy administrator of the Office of Trade Programs for USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. “The country’s growing population and rising per-capita income, coupled with the fact that Brazilian consumers have a high regard for U.S. products and brands, make this a market well worth exploring for American exporters.”
Last year, Brazil purchased nearly $1.4 billion in agricultural and related products from the United States. Top U.S. exports to Brazil in 2016 included ethanol, wheat, prepared foods and dairy products.
“When individuals and companies want to start exporting to a particular market, they often don’t know how and where to begin,” Slupek said. “USDA trade missions give them an opportunity to learn in-person about local markets, to build relationships with prospective customers face-to-face and to promote high-quality, U.S. produced agricultural products.”
The delegation traveling to Brazil represents a range of U.S. products, from prepared foods and specialty food ingredients to bulk commodities and ethanol.
Participating U.S. organizations and companies:
1. 7 Seas Group USA, Plano, Texas
2. Alltech Inc., Nicholasville, Kentucky
3. American Coalition for Ethanol, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
4. Blue Diamond Growers, Sacramento, California
5. CHS Inc., Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
6. Commercial Creamery Co., Spokane, Washington
7. Dayou USA Trade Co., Inc., Sandown, New Hampshire
8. E Energy Adams, LLC, Adams, Nebraska
9. Green Plains, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska
10. Growth Energy, Washington, D.C.
11. Interfor Corporation, Swainsboro, Georgia
12. Lakeview Energy, Chicago, Illinois
13. Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., Lakeville-Middleboro, Massachusetts
14. Provisions International, Miramar, Florida
15. Reliance Agro, Missouri, Texas
16. Renewable Fuels Association, Washington, D.C.
17. That Crazy Bee Guy, Springfield, Ohio
18. United Dairymen of Arizona, Tempe, Arizona
19. United Global Enterprises, LLC, Marietta, Georgia
20. USA Rice Federation, Arlington, Virginia
21. U.S. Grains Council, Washington, D.C.
22. Wigglesworth Grains International, Brooklyn, New York
23. World Farmers, Lancaster, Massachusetts
24. Zafi Beverages & Oils Technologies, Inc., Bensenville, Illinois