Application Deadline for USDA West Africa Trade Mission Fast Approaching, Apply NOW

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FRIDAY Application Deadline for USDA West Africa Trade Mission Fast Approaching

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will lead a trade mission to Accra, Ghana, October 28-31, seeking to unlock new export opportunities in several West African countries where strong economic growth is driving demand for imported food and farm products.

The mission supports the Administration’s Prosper Africa initiative, which seeks to strengthen the United States’ commercial ties and foster fair and reciprocal trade with countries in Africa.

Local staff from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service will arrange meetings between trade mission delegates and potential customers from Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, and The Gambia, helping lay the foundation for long-lasting business relationships. In addition, in-depth economic and policy briefings and local site visits will help participants better understand the opportunities and challenges of exporting to West African countries.

2018 U.S. Agricultural Exports 2018 U.S. Market Share Top Prospects for U.S. Exporters
Côte d’Ivoire $24.3 million 1% Beef, condiments and sauces, distilled spirits, fresh and processed produce, soybean meal, seafood, wheat, wine
Ghana $82.6 million 4% Beef, dairy products, distilled spirits, forest products, prepared food, poultry, rice, seafood, wheat
Nigeria $308.1 million 11% Condiments and sauces, corn, prepared foods, soybeans, wheat, wine and beer
Senegal $11.4 million <1% Beef, dairy products, sauces and preparations
The Gambia $20.0 million 5% Poultry meat, beef, pork, prepared foods/processed products, condiments and sauces, wine and beer

Application deadline is August 2, 2019.

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