News Date: 09/01/2009
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) offers Virginia food producers the opportunity to introduce their products to the Spanish market through a partnership with the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA). The Spain Trade Mission takes place November 16 – 20, 2009, in Madrid and Barcelona, and SUSTA will pay airfare for participating producers.
The trade mission will put producers in touch with key buyers from the Iberian Peninsula, allowing them to take advantage of the region’s growing consumer retail industry. “Spanish consumers are interested in new products,” said Keith Long in VDACS’ Office of International Marketing. “U.S. agricultural exports to Spain are up sixty percent from 2008, and the market continues to offer increased opportunities for U.S. consumer products.
For more information, contact Keith Long in VDACS’ Office of International Marketing. Call 804/371-8990 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on additional domestic and international trade events, go to the VDACS website. (Contact: Elaine J. Lidholm, 804-786-7686)
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