Focused Trade Missions

Focused Trade Mission to Chile for Retail and Foodservice

Early Bird Registration Request Information
Event Date
November 20—21, 2024
Santiago, Chile
Early Registration Deadline
Jul 17, 2024
Early Registration Price

Jumpstart Your Product Export Sales to Chile

Chile is considered the most stable, secure, and prosperous country in South America and a strategic and like-minded partner that values its privileged relationship with the U.S. based on shared values and mutual interests.  Chile is one of the most consolidated economies in South America. It ranks 1st in the ranking of competitiveness (WEF 2020), income per capita, globalization, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption in the region.  Chileans have the highest credit rates and the most disposable income in South America.

The U.S. and Chile are strategic partners whose agricultural relationship has been guided by collaboration and trade capacity building allowing Chile to become a regional leader with a competitive trade market.  Because of the U.S.-Chile FTA, Chile dropped all tariffs on agricultural products to “zero” as of January 2015.

The U.S. is the second-largest supplier of agricultural and related products to Chile. And Chile is the largest market for American consumer-oriented products in the region.

U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Chile, By the Numbers

  • U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods – US$886 million (2021)
  • U.S. Processed Foods – US$654 million (2021)

Travel Information

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Learn More About Exporting to Chile

Products of Interest

Top U.S. products in demand:

  • Dairy Products/By-Products
  • Pet Food
  • Beer and Distilled Spirits
  • Condiments and Sauces
  • Beef, Pork, and Poultry Products
  • Tree Nuts
  • Juices and Non-alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks and Confectionery
  • Natural/Healthy Products
  • Processed Foods
  • Ready-to-eat/Convenience Store Items
  • Other Alcoholic Beverages

Mission Itinerary

November 19: Arrive in Santiago

November 20: Briefing and Retail Tour

November 21: One-on-One Meetings with Buyers

November 22: Departure

Schedule is subject to change.

Focused Trade Mission Services Provided

  • One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
  • Pre-event custom product research including market overview, importation and distribution analysis
  • Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Retail store tour
  • Table top showcase
  • Inclusion in Trade Mission brochure containing your company profile, contact details and product lines
  • On-site assistance by Food Export’s In-Market Representative
  • Identifying top leads

Preparation Assistance

Chile Country Profile

Start your trade mission journey now. We have the market intelligence you need to make informed decisions to determine if this market is right for your products.

Complimentary Webinars

Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.

Export Essentials Online

Whether you’re new to exporting or need to refresh your skills, this free online training course provides a comprehensive, flexible approach to learning the fundamentals and logistics of exporting.

Export Success

Participants in 2019 Focused Trade Missions Reported:

Market Access Program (MAP) Funding

1st Time Export Sales

New Distributorships Established

New Distributorships Established

New Foreign Buyer Contacts

New Foreign Buyer Introductions

Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) Fund

$78 Million
Projected Sales

Over $100k in New Export Sales

$15 Million
Actual Sales
Branded Program

Double Your International Marketing Budget

With the Branded Program, you may be eligible for 50% reimbursement on:

  • Promotions and product demonstrations
  • Advertising
  • Select international travel costs
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • Foreign market compliant packaging/labeling
  • And much more!