Guide Export Market Development

Resources, programs and services to support export market development for food, seafood and agricultural products. Services include cost-share for eligible activities.

Overview

MDAR works with growers, seafood and food businesses to develop international markets through exporter education including technical assistance, market entry programs and market promotion.  MDAR coordinates market research and promotion through In Country Marketing Representatives in 18 counties and an extensive group of agricultural trade officers overseas. Offerings include the “Branded Program” which allows producers to offsets 50 % of eligible promotional costs for export market development. 

Export food and agricultural products

MDAR works with growers, seafood and food businesses to develop international Business through exporter education including technical assistance, market entry programs and market promotion.  MDAR coordinates market research and promotion efforts through In Country Marketing Representatives in 18 counties and an extensive group of agricultural trade officers overseas.

Exporter education includes technical support and resources to learn the steps of exporting.  Market entry programs include Buyers Missions, On-site support at international trade events, Focused Trade Missions and Competitive Market research.  Market Promotion includes the Branded Program, which allows producers to offset 50 percent of eligible promotional costs for export market development. 

MDAR accesses USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) funds through membership with Food Export USA Northeast, a USDA “cooperator,” for program, services and cost share to support export market development for Massachusetts businesses.  Since this program is supported by the USDA Farm Bill, products must be 50% US grown or harvested.

 

Export seafood and shellfish

MDAR works with seafood and shellfish businesses to develop international markets through exporter education including technical assistance, market entry programs and market promotion.  MDAR coordinates market research and promotion efforts through In Country Marketing Representatives in 18 counties and an extensive group of agricultural trade officers overseas. Offerings include the Market Access Program, which allows producers to offset 50 percent of eligible promotional costs for export market development.

Key Actions for Export seafood and shellfish

How to get started

Resources on how to get started including market profiles and one-on-one assistance.

Key Actions for How to get started

On-line Educational Offerings

Learn the fundamentals of exporting.  Join on-demand webinars to get the information you need.

Key Actions for On-line Educational Offerings

State agency partners

Trade organization partners

MDAR partners with trade organizations to assist food, seafood, and agricultural businesses to develop international business.

Export Certifications

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