The Netherlands Agribusiness Trade Mission

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service organized the first U.S. - Netherlands Agribusiness Trade Mission to Amsterdam from 17 - 21 April 2023, and offered Dutch, Nordic, German, and Belgian buyers the opportunity to meet suppliers from the U.S.!

During this trade mission, the U.S. participants conducted meetings with potential buyers, received market briefings from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and industry trade experts, and participated in site visits, retail tours, and network receptions.

About FAS

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security.

In addition to its Washington, D.C. staff, FAS has a global network of nearly 100 offices covering approximately 180 countries. These offices are staffed by agricultural attachés and locally hired agricultural experts who are the eyes, ears, and voice for U.S. agriculture around the world. FAS staff identify problems, provide practical solutions, and work to advance opportunities for U.S. agriculture and support U.S. foreign policy around the globe.

For more information visit: About FAS | USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Suppliers from the U.S.

A total of 28 U.S. agribusiness joined this trade mission and traveled to Amsterdam in April 2023. These agribusinesses were accompanied by a political delegation that existed out of:

  • 10 State Departments of Agriculture
  • 3 State Regional Trade Groups
  • 5 Cooperators
  • 5 Agricultural Advocacy Groups

The trade mission was led by Alexis Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.

Local contractor

As the local contractor, Phaff Export Marketing assisted the United States Department of Agriculture with the preparation and execution of this trade mission. Our team was involved in the logistics and program and was responsible for the matchmaking and all business-to-business meetings. Phaff Export Marketing realized a total of 250 fruitful meetings.

Questions about the Netherlands Agribusiness Trade Mission?

Questions about this event? We are more than happy to answer them. Please contact:

Rosanne Phaff
Managing Director Phaff Export Marketing BV