India – April 2024

Trade Mission
April 22-26, 2024
Photo of New Delhi, India

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has scheduled a trade mission to New Delhi, India, from April 22-25, 2024.

While in New Delhi, U.S. agribusinesses will participate in business-to-business meetings with potential importers from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. FAS staff and local/regional industry trade experts will provide detailed market briefings to the entire U.S. delegation. The event will include engagements with USDA leadership, relevant retail and site visits in New Delhi and the surrounding area, and multiple networking opportunities.

Total U.S. agricultural and related product exports to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka exceeded $2.5 billion in 2022, with January – October 2023 exports reaching more than $1.7 billion. India leads the region as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Its modern retail sector, including a rapidly expanding middle class and a highly efficient e-retail sector, presents newfound opportunities for a diverse range of U.S. exports, including but not limited to:

  • Animal protein
  • Consumer-oriented products
  • Cotton
  • Dairy products
  • Distilled spirits and wine
  • Ethanol
  • Forest products
  • Fresh and dried fruits
  • Ingredients for processing
  • Pulses – lentils, chickpeas
  • Seafood
  • Tree nuts
  • Turkey and duck for the hotel, restaurant, and institutional sector

 

For questions, please contact trademissions@usda.gov .

How to Apply

Application Deadline: January 24th, 2024

Status: Closed

Data and Analysis

International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Products in India

India is the world’s most populous country and boasts one of the fastest growing economies in the world. As Indian households continue to reach higher levels of consumer spending, imported agricultural products are becoming more accessible to a larger number of people.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

India: Exporter Guide

The Indian market remains a bright spot, as its economic growth continues in 2023. India is one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world despite the volatile geopolitical and economic conditions, India is on an upward trajectory.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

India: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

India’s hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) sector is set to thrive in 2023, after facing three years of downfall due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

News and Features

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor will lead the agribusiness trade mission to New Delhi, India, from April 22-25, 2024. USDA is now accepting applications from U.S. exporters who wish to join this delegation.
Secretary Vilsack announced next steps in USDA's efforts to bolster U.S. agricultural trade, including the planned trade missions for 2024 and the opening of a public comment period for the new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program.