The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes value-added food exports in the United States

With the support of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Argentine Investment and International Trade Promotion Agency, 22 Argentine companies will participate in “Summer Fancy Food Show” from June 12th to 14th in New York, USA.

Buenos Aires, June 10th, 2022 - The Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Argentine Investment and International Trade Promotion Agency (AAICI), will coordinate the national presence at “Summer Fancy Food Show”, one of the most renowned fairs in the food and beverage sector in the United States. The fair will be held onsite in New York from June 12th to 14th, after two years of online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Argentine pavilion will be made up of 22 companies from Misiones, Entre Ríos, Córdoba, San Juan, Santa Fe, Mendoza, Buenos Aires and Corrientes, which will exhibit organic or value-added food and beverage export products- such as yerba mate, tea, rice, peanuts, sandwich cookies (alfajores), gin and cookies, among others.

Valeria Saavedra, from La Salvaje del Litoral gin, a company from the province of Santa Fe, said: "I am really pleased to be participating in this fair sharing our experience from south to north. This is a renowned event and bringing our product here is highly significant. Our aim is to export gin and the work of our production chain. I know that we would not have been able to make this product anywhere else in the world. Argentina offers these opportunities, and I am grateful for the support".

The “National Yerba Mate Institute” (INYM), which aims to promote, foster and strengthen the development of the production, processing, industrialization, marketing and consumption of yerba mate, will also participate with a stand. The INYM’s headquarters are in the city of Posadas, Misiones.

In 2021, and for the second consecutive year, Argentina increased food exports to the United States, from US$ 1 billion in 2020 to almost US$ 1.2 billion in 2021 (+17.9% y-o-y). Moreover, during the first four months of 2022, shipments reached a shipped value of US$ 334.4 million (+12.8% y-o-y).

In addition, the United States was, in 2021, the main destination for Argentine shipments of tea, with exports for US$ 51.15 million, and with shipments of gin for US$ 85,200 (+299.2% y-o-y). It was also the second largest recipient of peanut oil, with sales for US$ 34.4 million (+363.5% y-o-y), the third largest recipient of raisins, with exports for US$ 4.45 million (+75.4% y-o-y), and the fourth largest recipient of bakery products, with sales for US$ 1.5 million (+18.9% y-o-y) in the same year.

One of the Argentine companies that will participate in the fair is a member of the Argentinas al Mundo program, which will be present with the benefit of a stand free of charge. This is one of the incentives provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and AAICI to promote equal participation of women in international trade.

The “Fancy Food Show” is the most prestigious gourmet food fair in the United States. In previous editions, it attracted 2,500 exhibiting companies and 26,000 buyers of delicatessen and specialty foods from 90 countries.

The Argentine Investment and International Trade Promotion Agency, which is part of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides technical and economic assistance for Argentine SMEs to showcase their products and services at the main international trade fairs, forums and congresses, and establish direct links with global buyers through business rounds.


THE ARGENTINE PAVILION AT “SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW 2022” WILL BE INTEGRATED BY:

1.         ESTABLECIMIENTO LAS MARÍAS SACIFA

2.         ORGANIC LATIN AMERICA SA

3.         DOS HERMANOS SA

4.         ARG DE GRAAF SA – MANIAGRO

5.         LEHIA SRL

6.         ALIMENTOS MAMINA SRL - ALFAJORES SIN CULPA

7.         BSP LARTI SA

8.         GIN LA SALVAJE DEL LITORAL

9.         PIETRELLI FRUIT

10.       CAMPERO SA

11.       INVERSIONES PAMA SA

12.       HREÑUK SA - ROSAMONTE

13.       COOPERATIVA AGRÍCOLA DE LA COLONIA LIEBIG - PLAYADITO

14.       CURA TÉ ALMA - MATEAMOS

15.       MATE & CO

16.       CORDEIRO Y CÍA - VERDEFLOR

17.       KRAUS SA

18.       ESTABLECIMIENTO SANTA ANA - CBSé

19.       LA CACHUERA SA – AMANDA

20.       PRODUCTORES DE YERBA MATE DE SANTO PIPO SCL - PIPORE

21.       YERBATERA HOJA VERDE SRL

22.       CACHAY SA - CACHAMAI



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