SA agro-processing products on show in the US
As part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) efforts to create market access for South African value-added products in the North American market, 17 South African agricultural companies are currently on an Outward Selling Mission (OSM) to the country.
Delegates exhibited at the New York City Wine and Food Festival, which was attended by thousands of local and international buyers, foodies, chefs and industry professionals.
The mission is set to conclude tomorrow at the Fresh Food Summit in California, and according to Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Fikile Majola (pictured), the targeted agro-processing products for the OSM are fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, frozen fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, and related products with a high export potential.
“These products with high export potential are mainly in the agro-processing sector and enjoy duty-free access into the USA under AGOA.”