The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) said its trade mission to the Philippines last month reported nearly $1 million in on-site sales and $7. $25 million in forecast sales over 12 months.
The agency did not provide details, but FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley said in a statement that international trade missions are an integral part of their marketing efforts to provide U.S. exporters with a unique opportunity to establish face-to-face relationships with potential buyers, learning first-hand information about the market. and generate sales for their businesses.
Whitley led the trade mission to the Philippines July 18-21, where he was joined by representatives from 29 U.S. agribusinesses and agricultural organizations and 10 state departments of agriculture.
In addition to agreements for the sale of American products, the USDA has signed agreements on the use of ethanol and the control of African swine fever (ASF).
A memorandum of understanding signed between the US Grains Council and Mariano Marcos State University to facilitate the exchange of best practices related to the biofuels industry and policy development.