Potatoes Around The World #6

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IPC Helps Spur Higher 2016 Demand for U.S.-Grown Potatoes
Export Tip: Protecting Yourself from Non-Payment

IPC Helps Spur Higher 2016 Demand for U.S.-Grown Potatoes

Thanks in part to Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) efforts in some of the state’s top overseas markets, export volume of overall U.S.-grown potatoes saw a 1.9 percent gain last year.

According to the Potatoes USA (formerly U.S. Potato Board) U.S. Potato Sales & Utilization Report, potato export volume grew to 6,976 billion pounds fresh weight equivalent in 2016, including these top Idaho® potato export markets:

Taiwan – 53.35% increase over 2015
IPC initiatives: participate in annual Taiwan Fruit and Vegetable Show, hosted two IPC chef training seminars and will participate in the Idaho governor’s November trade mission to Taiwan/Vietnam
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Singapore – 19.97%
IPC initiatives: support distributor/repacker and its top retail customers with training, promotions and sampling activities

Canada – 18.52%
IPC initiatives: promote fresh Idaho® potatoes at annual Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show

Hong Kong – 9.8%
IPC initiatives: support fresh, dehy distribution and retail chains with promotional materials, sampling activities
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China – 8.27%
IPC initiatives: support dehy, frozen with promotional activities
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Philippines – 5.18%
IPC initiatives: support distributor with delivery trucks displaying Idaho® potato-themed wraps
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Malaysia – 1.57%
IPC initiatives: support both large retail chains and distributors with training, in-store sampling promotions

Export Tip: Protecting Yourself from Non-Payment

Read about how a small produce exporter in New Jersey successfully handled foreign receivables collection problems in a new case study from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), the official export credit agency of the United States: Case Study: Exporting Fruits and Vegetables Around the World.