We created FoodExports.org to be an informational resource for start-up and regional consumer product brands wanting to explore doing business overseas. Our own international business we have product being sold in over 85 countries worldwide. One of our founders was based internationally with the largest CPG business in the world in markets such as Switzerland, Malaysia, China, South Africa, Turkey, Australia, Brazil and Chile.
State Regional Trade Groups
There are four non-profit State Regional Trade Groups (SRTG) that help small U.S. companies build global businesses. This is achieved through various programs designed to educate companies on exporting fundamentals as well as assist them in identifying prospective distributors and additional business opportunities overseas. These programs are funded through the Market Access Program.
MAP helps producers, exporters, private companies, and other trade organizations finance promotional activities for U.S. agricultural products. MAP provides companies with up to 50 percent reimbursement for international marketing expenses. Eligible marketing activities most commonly include trade show participation, advertising, in-store demonstrations, consumer or retailer educational seminars, and product label compliance. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).