Outbound Missions

Each year, dozens of companies participate in CITD organized trade missions to a variety of international destinations.  Accompanied by CITD staff and local partners, companies are escorted to these global locations to learn first-hand about the business environment and culture.  Additionally, meetings are arranged between participants and pre-qualified potential foreign buyers to discuss business opportunities, as well as get feedback on current product lines.  Outbound trade missions also may be organized around a specific trade show, offering participants the opportunity to attend the trade show or become an exhibitor.

Upcoming Outbound Missions:

WUSATA 2015 Mexico Retail Outbound Trade Mission to Mexico

October 5-9, 2015 - This will be an excellent opportunity for companies to participate in the growing Mexico market, and meet one-on-one with qualified retail buyers, importers and distributors.

Event Description The Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA®) and the 13 Western State Departments of Agriculture, announce participation and registration in the following activity, brought to you by the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service.  This is an excellent opportunity for companies to begin or expand exports into the Mexico marketplace. Our neighbor is currently the United States’ third-largest agricultural export market with over $19.5 billion in U.S. export sales in fiscal year 2014. With a population of more than 116 million people and the highest per capita income in Latin America, Mexico’s economy and demand for quality U.S. products continues to grow. Benefits from participating in the activity: 1) Meet one-on-one with buyers, importers, and distributors in the retail industry; 2) Feature your products at business receptions for importers and corporate chefs; and 3) articipate in ATO market briefings, trade visits, and retail tours.
Dates and Location Retail Outbound Trade Mission to Mexico: Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico - October 5-9, 2015.
WUSATA Will Provide
  • Custom one-on-one meetings with pre-qualified buyers 
  •  Individual interpreter for each company during buyer meetings, as needed 
  •  Hotel accommodations for one company representative (up to 5 nights at per diem rate) 
  •  Ground transportation for official meetings and events 
  •  Shipping costs for product samples (one 50 lb. case)
Participants Provide
  • International airfare 
  • Meals and incidental expenses
Products of Interest Products must be at least 50% U.S. agricultural origin by weight, excluding added water and packaging. Please see additional details regarding product and company eligibility on the U.S. Supplier Page located on the homepage of the WUSATA website.
  • Suitable products include, but are not limited to: Consumer ready products, snack foods, dairy, meats, health foods, beverages, food service
Participation Fee $250.00
Registration Deadline Registration ends at 11:59 pm PST on September 21, 2015.  For more information or to register: