Aug 21, 2023
Deadline to apply for Angolan trade mission is Friday

The deadline to apply for the USDA’s first-ever agribusiness trade mission to Angola is Friday.

The trip will take place Nov. 28-Dec. 1. U.S. exporters wishing to participate in the trade mission can apply online.

The deadline to apply for the USDA’s trade mission to Angola is Friday. The first-ever U.S. agribusiness trade mission to the African country will take place Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Photo: File

“When it comes to trade opportunity, Sub-Saharan Africa is both promising and often over-looked, and the USDA trade mission to Angola presents an incredible prospect for U.S. food and agriculture exporters to expand and explore new business opportunities,” U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small, who will lead the trip, said in a news release. “Angola is one of the largest markets in Africa, and with imports making up more than half of its food market, Angola is a perfect location for U.S. exporters to introduce more American-made products to African consumers.”

While in Angola, participants will conduct business-to-business meetings with potential buyers, receive in-depth market briefings from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and industry trade experts, and participate in site visits and other networking opportunities. In addition to meeting with importers in Angola, U.S. participants will also meet with buyers from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.

With a population of nearly 36 million, many of whom are middle- and high-income consumers, Angola is looking for high-quality imported products, according to the USDA release. In 2022, U.S. food and agriculture exports to Angola totaled $236.8 million.

The Angolan market presents strong export opportunities including poultry, pulses and dry beans, wheat, and wine, according to the USDA.

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