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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
This information is provided as a courtesy by the U.S. Department of Commerce to facilitate communications between international enterprises and American businesses which provide all machinery, equipment, supplies and services used in the agribusiness industry from farms and feedlots to the processing and packaging of foods and beverages ready for distribution to food outlets and consumers.
associations are voluntary
organizations of member companies dedicated to the goals of advancing the
technology of their industry; the maintenance
of high standards of product quality and business ethics; and, to
represent the industry in matters pertaining to governmental practices and
regulations which may affect it. Trade
associations are an efficient source to identify potential suppliers of
needed products or services, customers, and business contacts for purposes
such as, technology exchange, business alliances and joint ventures.
Associations publish membership directories with product locators
which provide contact names, numbers and descriptions of the products and
services of all member companies. Directories
are usually available at a nominal cost, or free of charge, to the
business public. Collectively,
the associations on this list represent several thousand U.S. suppliers.
This list also
shows some leading professional associations. These
are voluntary organizations of individuals from all sectors and job
positions in the industry and includes academics, independent scientists,
developers and scholars who are dedicated to the advancement and
enhancement of the education, science and technology of the industry.
U.S. trade associations
welcome international inquiries and will act as clearing agents for them.
The method of response will vary between associations.
Some will distribute inquiries by faxes or publicize them in
bulletins or newsletters for direct responses by any interested companies.
Other associations will provide a list of
companies, which can supply the needed product or service, directly
to the inquirer for their own direct contact.
When contacting associations, as in contacting businesses, it is important to clearly identify oneself and business affiliation with a full address and contact information. Inquiries for specific products should be as complete as possible, particularly if price quotations are needed. Include technical requirements, applicable standards, operating conditions, output requirements, specifications and bid dates if applicable. Proposed terms and conditions of sale and financial information is also suggested. Initial correspondence in English will assure faster service. Send first-time inquiries to Attention: Manager of International Programs.
For information about
U.S. Government business development programs and financial services,
consult American embassies, and consulates found in major commercial
cities throughout the World.
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