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Upcoming Export Activities

Taiwanese Trade Delegation
Taiwanese Trade Delegation


The following events are being planned by the Montana Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association. These activities are supported with funds from the USDA's Market Access Program (MAP).


Inbound Trade Missions

Conveniently held in Montana or a neighboring state, these activities bring premier buyers to our Montana companies for one-on-one product promotion meetings. They can also include facility tours and special events designed to enhance the buyer-supplier relationship.


Outbound Trade Missions

Participants are provided the opportunity to travel abroad to meet one-on-one with qualified foreign buyers. These buying missions allow companies to grow their market share and promote brand awareness. At the same time, companies learn about the foreign region, which includes retail and food service tours and in-country market intelligence.


Other Opportunities

Connect with foreign buyers and distributors through trade leads, and In-Store and Menu Promotions, which help companies increase their foreign product market awareness. In additon, companies can gain insightful market knowledge through seminars and webinars.


If you are interested in exporting to Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, ASEAN or Europe, please contact Linda Howard to begin preparing for these events. 


Specialty Grains Inbound Trade Mission

December 16 and 17, 2013 - Great Falls


The European market purchased over $1 billion in grains, pulses and edible beans and sunflower seeds in 2012. Europe is a market receptive to organic, natural, gluten free and other specialty products. The inbound mission will bring in key European bakeries, cereal, and other food processors seeking U.S. sources for a broad range of specialty grains and other products, including but not limited to: gluten free oats, millet, spelt, triticale, groats, safflower and oils, flax, buckwheat, and edible beans, lentils and peas. Registration is open until November 30.


Trade Missions at Natural Products Expo West

March 6-9, 2014 - Anaheim, California


Natural Products Expo West is the leading trade show in the natural, organic, and healthy products industry. There will be five separate inbound buying missions visiting the show. Companies signing up for this activity will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with buyers from CanadaEurope, TaiwanJapan, and Mexico. Companies will not need to be an exhibitor at the show in order to participate in this WUSATA activity. Separate registration is required for each country group. Registration is open until February 23.




Linda Howard
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-5425
E-mail: LHoward@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9442


Published: October 13, 2011 4:31:00 PM MDT.
Last Modified: August 29, 2014 12:15:57 PM MDT