Spain and Portugal - November 2022

Trade Mission
November 29 - December 2, 2022
A photo of the historical city center of Madrid at sunset

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for its first-ever agricultural trade mission to Madrid, Spain, on Nov. 29 – Dec. 2.

With multiple ports of entry, including Lisbon and Valencia, the Iberian Peninsula is a major gateway to Europe for U.S. agricultural products. Spanish companies cover the Iberian Peninsula as a single market and products are frequently imported into Spain and transported to Portugal. To help U.S. exporters reach both markets, buyers from Spain and Portugal will be available onsite in Madrid to meet with the delegation.

“Spain and Portugal are strong U.S. partners, with shared democratic values and great economic opportunities.  Our team looks forward to introducing U.S. exporters to the many business opportunities that exist in these two countries,” said FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley. “Spanish and Portuguese importers, retailers, and consumers recognize and appreciate the quality, reliability, and sustainability of U.S. agricultural products.”

Thanks to strong distribution channels, both countries have the potential to increase imports of U.S. agricultural products including tree nuts, condiments and sauces, pulses, sunflower seeds, cat and dog food, and beer. Consumers in both countries are also increasingly interested in sustainably produced and packaged foods offered by U.S. exporters.

During the mission, participants will conduct business-to-business meetings with potential importers, receive in-depth market briefings, and participate in site visits and other networking opportunities.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: September 19th, 2022

Status: Closed

Data and Analysis

International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Exports in Spain and Portugal

U.S. exporters can find ample opportunities in the Iberian Peninsula. Spain is the third-largest European Union (EU) destination for U.S. agricultural products, with Portugal ranking 11th. In 2021, the United States exported $1.6 billion of agricultural products to Spain, or 15 percent of total U.S. agricultural exports to the EU. The United States held a 4 percent market share of Spain’s agricultural imports and 2 percent market share in Portugal, behind other EU member states as a group and Brazil.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Portugal: Exporter Guide 2021

In 2020, Portugal imported $250 million worth of agricultural, fish and forestry products from the United States.
This report is an update of GAIN report SP2020-0045. It outlines the legislation applicable to the export of U.S. food products to Spain, particularly focusing on those rules that differ from EU legislation.

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