Statement from FAS Associate Administrator Hamilton: USDA Agricultural Trade Mission Delegation Arrives to Spain

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USDA Agricultural Trade Mission Delegation

Arrives to Spain

MADRID, Nov. 28, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service Associate Administrator Clay Hamilton arrived today in Madrid to launch a USDA agribusiness trade mission to Spain. More than 70 participants, representing various sectors of U.S. food and agriculture, including businesses, trade associations, and state government, join this trade mission to explore export opportunities for U.S. agricultural products to Spain.

“I am greatly honored to lead this incredibly diverse delegation on the agricultural trade mission. As the Spanish economy and tourism continues to expand, we see the demand for consumer-ready products steadily increasing, presenting a fantastic opportunity for U.S. exports,” said Hamilton. “Spanish consumers and food processors are increasingly interested in sustainably produced goods, which gives U.S. producers a marketing edge over other export suppliers, as the U.S. continues to expand its sustainable agriculture production efforts.”

Trade mission participants will have an opportunity to connect with potential customers and learn the mechanics of exporting to Spain. In addition, importers from the neighboring Portugal have also been invited to participate, allowing the U.S. exporters to learn about opportunities in that country as well.

Associate Administrator Hamilton will hold a media teleconference from Madrid on Thursday, Dec. 1 at noon ET. Credentialed reporters interested in participating should RSVP to press-fas by 1 p.m. on Nov. 30, for dial-in instructions.

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