Africa and the Middle East
Australia and New Zealand
Central and South America and the Caribbean
Panamanians are consuming more of both convenience foods and health foods, creating opportunities in both segments.
Australia already exports two-thirds of its agricultural produce, and is looking to increase output as demand continues to grow.
Wisconsin dairy producers can help bridge the gap.
Priorities include eradicating poverty and diversifying imports.
The talks addressed the trade balance, trade barriers, agricultural trade, intellectual property and technology transfer, among other issues.
China also made a major purchase of U.S. soybeans—a positive sign in a market that had been disrupted for several months.
More than 90 percent of woodworking equipment in Russia is imported, and Wisconsin manufacturers of this equipment can help meet the need.
Wisconsin companies can provide agricultural technology to support the current focus on efficiency, cost savings and sustainability.
Wisconsin companies can provide the technologies to help Australia become a leading player in financial technology, precision agriculture, agribusiness, health care and senior care.
China's demand for imported food is increasing, and there is hope that tensions can be resolved so U.S. exports can help meet this demand.
The country is seeking to become more self-sufficient in its food supply, and Wisconsin firms can provide the agricultural technology to help.
Wisconsin exports of agricultural products are a good fit for this market, since Jamaica imports products that cannot be grown domestically because of the climate.
To encourage domestic product, 100 percent foreign direct investment is allowed under the automatic route; India currently imports paper from the U.S. and Europe as well as the UAE and Singapore.
China's retaliatory tariffs will affect several important categories of Wisconsin exports.
Wisconsin companies can contribute ingredients, formulations, or final products to take advantage of this growth.
Wisconsin companies can supply food for domestic consumption as well as distribution to other markets.
Rising consumption of both convenience and health foods provides opportunities for exporters.
The market has grown 71 percent in seven years, with particular growth in premium teas.
Even though the country exports in all these categories, its imports in the same categories are significant, and Wisconsin companies can supply some of these imports.
Wisconsin companies should be aware of trends in the Canadian e-commerce market, which is growing rapidly.
Though small, the market can serve as an entry point into southeastern Europe, and products such as grains, snap peas, maple syrup, ginseng and cranberries are particularly needed.
The currency's strong performance relative to the dollar means China's demand for U.S. imports is likely to increase.
After scandals involving bird flu, pesticide, and Hepatitis E contamination, South Korea is increasingly looking to imported sources of eggs and sausage.
Agriculture and information technology are two particular areas of opportunity.
The country is looking to both increase imports and expand its domestic production, and Wisconsin companies can play a role in both.
The three sectors were identified in a Comprehensive Economic Dialogue recently held in Washington.
Wisconsin companies can contribute to the need for imports to support the industry.
The sector remains a leading employer in rural areas, but climate change and competition from imports, among other factors, are causing agricultural productivity to suffer, creating opportunities for Wisconsin companies' expertise.
With an aging population and declining interest in forestry among younger workers, Japan has an urgent need to automate its forestry work, and Wisconsin can help supply technology and expertise.
Mexico does not produce enough milk to meet domestic demand, leading it to import powdered milk to bridge the gap; demand is also strong for other types of dairy products.
The two countries are relaxing restrictions on trade of beef, chicken, liquefied natural gas, and financial services, among other categories.
Greece imports significant amounts of meat, grains, dairy, seafood, fruits and vegetables, creating opportunities for Wisconsin companies.;
As the economy emerges from a three-year recession, opportunities exist for Wisconsin companies in the energy, agriculture, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors, among others.
Demographic and cultural trends have led to increased demand, and companies in the industry are working to come up with healthier options.
The sector is expected to increase production rapidly in 2017, creating opportunities for Wisconsin suppliers of equipment and other products that support agriculture.
Industrial machinery, medical equipment and food are key sectors of opportunity for Wisconsin companies in this market.
Demand for desserts is rising, while the supply of key ingredients has dropped.
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies to provide raw materials and equipment
Given its own strength in organic production, Wisconsin is well positioned to benefit from the growing popularity of organics in Canada.
Although the country's agricultural sector is developing, it cannot supply food at a rate fast enough to satisfy demand among a growing middle class.
Loblaws' President's Choice brand is highly regarded by Canadians, and Wisconsin food exporters may benefit from selling to the store chain.
Advanced manufacturing; food and agribusiness; medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; mining equipment, technology and services; and oil, gas and energy have been identified as the priority sectors.
Agriculture is playing an important role in the growth of India’s economy. Over 58 percent of rural households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood. The agriculture and allied sectors contribute 16 percent to the Indian GDP. India is the world’s largest producer of spices, pulses, milk, tea, cashews and jute, and the second largest producer of wheat, rice, fruits and vegetables, sugarcane, cotton and oilseeds.
The Chinese State Council recently moved to ease investment rules in four free trade zones (FTZs) in Shanghai, Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian. The temporary adjustment of regulations for administrative approvals was passed, and a total of 18 rules and regulations for 51 items have been revised. Among them, more than 20 items involve changes from administrative approval to managerial registration for foreign investment in the above four FTZs. In addition, China will further open up a number of industry areas, temporarily allowing foreign investors to fund wholly owned enterprises in the fields including iron and steel production, gas station operations, shipping and automotive batteries.
The value of U.S. hardwood exports to China has been on the rise during the first several months of 2016.
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South Africa's Western Cape province serves as an example of a strong agricultural region that will benefit from food processing technology. Almost all of Africa's food processing machinery is imported, presenting a strong opportunity for Wisconsin exports in that sector. In the Western Cape, agriculture is one of the most important sectors, and involves all the various activities that link the entire value chain from the farm/forest/fishery to the consumer. This includes inputs, production, processing, marketing and distribution of agricultural, forestry and fishing products.
The Russian government has moderated the embargo conditions placed on products imported from the U.S., Canada, Australia, the EU countries, Ukraine and several other European countries. According to a ruling published on the official site of the Russian Legal Information Service, the ban has been lifted on poultry meat, frozen beef, and dried and frozen vegetables used in the production of baby food. Importers will have to prove that products entering Russia are intended for children’s consumption. The Ministry of Agriculture has been tasked with developing a method for authenticating these deliveries. It will also determine the acceptable volumes of the imported products that are no longer affected by the ban.
Market News Update Market: Luxembourg Date: December 2015 Luxembourg: Where Data Meets Medicine Why this is important to Wisconsin businesses: Given Wisconsin’s expertise in information and communication technology as well as medical devices, this trend presents opportunities for Wisconsin companies. Industry/sector: Bioscience, Health Technology, Medical & Scientific, Information Technology As Europe prepares to face major demographic changes, there is an…
Indonesia is the world's ninth-largest paper producer, with the top three being China, the U.S. and Japan. Every year, Indonesia produces around 10 million tons of paper, much of it designated for exports. The Indonesian government aims to rise in the rankings from the ninth-largest paper producer to the sixth-largest, and from the sixth-largest pulp producer to the third.
Ten Chinese ministries including the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Environment Protection and the Ministry of Commerce recently issued joint guidelines on promoting green consumption, aiming to encourage green consumption, protect the environment and boost sustainable development.
Australia is a strategic export market for U.S. exporters of agricultural machinery and equipment, and in 2014-15, the U.S. was Australia’s largest import source for agricultural machinery and parts. At $372 million, imports from the U.S. accounted for nearly half of Australia’s total imports in this category.