USDA Trade Mission to Pinpoint New Opportunities for U.S. Agribusinesses in India

Undersecretary Alexis M. Taylor will lead a Department of Agriculture agribusiness trade mission to New Delhi, India, April 22-25. The delegation of 47 businesses, organizations, and officials from 11 state departments of agriculture speaks volumes about the export sales opportunity the world’s most populous country represents for U.S. food and agricultural producers, according to USDA.

Taylor says, “India represents a growth economy for U.S. agribusinesses seeking to capture an increasing share of the household food purchases in the fifth-largest economy in the world.”

Last year, India reduced tariff requirements for U.S. poultry products, vegetables, fruits, pulses, and tree nuts – strengthening the agribusiness trade relationship between the United States and India. While on the trade mission, participants will engage in business-to-business meetings and site visits to build new trade linkages, strengthen existing partnerships, observe U.S. products in the marketplace, and discover the latest Indian consumer food trends. Participants will also receive in-depth market briefings from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.