May 30, 2024
Trade mission to Vietnam: USDA recruits US exporters

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service is seeking applications from current and potential U.S. exporters interested in participating in a trade mission to Vietnam. Scheduled for September 9-13, 2024, the mission will include various events in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to interact with visiting buyers from Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia and Thailand.

“Markets in Southeast Asia hold immense opportunity for U.S. exporters,” said the USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor. “In 2023, the United States exported $3.1 billion of agricultural products to Vietnam, maintaining a sizable market share across several food and ag-related categories, including cotton, dairy, distillers grains, fresh fruit, poultry, soybeans and tree nuts. Through the Vietnam trade mission, as well as new efforts with the Regional Agricultural Promotion Program and the Assisting Specialty Crop Exports initiative, the USDA is confident that we can continue to help U.S. exporters grow and diversify their markets in Southeast Asia and boost economic returns for America’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.”

Trade mission participants will begin the week in Ho Chi Minh City and end it in Hanoi, connecting with key importers for business-to-business meetings and learning about local and regional market conditions through site visits and briefings by FAS staff, industry experts and government officials.

To apply to participate in the mission, and to learn more about export opportunities in Vietnam and the Southeast Asia region, please click here. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, June 4.

To learn more about the USDA’s initiatives, visit usda.gov.


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