Import Food and Agricultural Products from the U.S.
Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast are non-profit organizations working in cooperation with USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) that offer an assortment of services for importers of U.S. food products.
Providing the Best of U.S. Food and Agricultural Products
Suppliers in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. have a long-standing reputation for producing products that are high-quality, safe, innovative, and reliable. Both have well-developed food processing industries and contain some of the world’s top food-producing areas. To learn more about products from the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S, read our brochure, Field to Fork.
If you’re interested in developing or expanding your business with U.S. food and agricultural suppliers in international food markets, contact your local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Office for additional assistance and support. Find an FAS office in your country or region.
Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast Overview
Connect with an In-Market Representative
Shaded areas represent In-Market Representative coverage areas.
Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast have developed a diverse network of 19 In-Market Representatives (IMRs) located across the globe. These local, food industry experts provide on-the-ground assistance to implement our activities in their market. Our IMRs are ready to help your company in a variety of ways including making introductions to prequalified suppliers and promoting U.S. products in your market.
To connect with our In-Market Representative in your country or region, email your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit a Trade Lead
Are you looking for a specific U.S. food or value-added agricultural product? We are here to help facilitate an introduction to our U.S. suppliers.
Please fill out the Trade Lead Form to get started. Our In-Market Representative covering your region will follow up with you to initiate the process.
There are a variety of services to connect you with Midwest and Northeast companies and introduce you to U.S. products. We pre-arrange meetings with suppliers at tradeshows in your country, or during Trade Missions that bring U.S. companies overseas.
You can also travel to the U.S. and participate in one of many yearly sponsored Buyers Missions which usually take place in conjunction with major tradeshows.
Anyone already importing U.S. food and agricultural products could be eligible to receive financial assistance for product promotion through our Branded Program. This program provides multiple opportunities for reimbursement on qualifying market-related
Demonstrations and Merchandising
Package and Label Modifications
Marketing and Promotional Materials
Public Relations and Seminars
To receive reimbursement through the Branded Program, your U.S. supplier must apply and be approved. To learn more, download our Branded Program Importer Manual. (Choose appropriate language from drop-down menu to the right.)
Branded Program Importer Manual
Import U.S. Seafood
The Northeast U.S. offers an abundant seafood market with a variety of seafood products. And Food Export-Northeast is your go-to resource to get connected to U.S. suppliers in the region.
Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations or alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact us. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer.
Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast reserve the right to deny services to any firm or individual which, in the sole opinion of Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast, does not comply with FAS, MAP or Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast regulations or policies, or otherwise offer the best opportunity to achieve its mission of increasing food and agricultural exports. Submission of any false or misleading information may be grounds for rejection or subsequent revocation of any application or participation. Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast are equal opportunity employers and providers.