Department is a member of a consortium of ten northeast State Departments
of Agriculture, known as Food Export USA-Northeast, which serves
to promote the sale of U. S. products internationally. The Department
assists in the implementation of the consortiumís international
marketing activities, and facilitates participation of numerous
New York State food and agricultural companies in Food Export USA-Northeast
For a complete list of USDA approved Trade Shows, click
Food Export Upcoming Events
Many New York food companies also take advantage of technical assistance
programs made available by the Department through Food Export USA-Northeast.
These programs include the Food Export Helpline,
a no-cost service that provides export counseling to small and medium-sized
food companies and the Market Builder Service which, for
a nominal fee, provides product specific market research to food
companies in several important regions in the world by in-country
International Promotion Assistance
The Department also assisted food companies in securing federal
Market Access Program
funds through Food Export USA-Northeast for their individual branded
product market development and promotion activities.In 2009, 52 New York companies were allocated totaling over $2.4 million. This program will reimburse up to 50% of eligible marketing expenses for qualified companies. This constitutes over one-third of the total branded allocation
received from the federal government for use by the ten member states
of Food Export USA-Northeast.
If you are interested in marketing your products internationally,
contact Tim Pezzolesi or Kathryn Bamberger at 518-457-7076 or email.