Marketing Activities

FAS San Jose, in accordance with the FAS commitment of promoting U.S. food products consumption and developing markets worldwide, offers several market promotion programs available for U.S. food exporters as well as Costa Rican food importers.

Trade Shows and Trade Mission Recruitment

FAS/San Jose keeps an updated U.S. Trade Show sheet online and recruits Costa Rican importers for major trade shows and trade missions around the United States. These events are sponsored by trade associations, state and regional agencies supported by the USDA. Costa Rican potential buyers will meet you in-site, a brilliant opportunity for your company to make profitable businesses. Need to know what is going on within U.S. Trade Shows? Check this link.

U.S. Trade Lead System

The Trade Lead System (TLS) is a tool to allow for real-time distribution of FAS approved trade leads from foreign buyers to potential US suppliers. TLS promotes trade lead information to flow through FAS and allows FAS Posts, as well as Washington based staff, to have active oversight and also allows participation from all stakeholders involved with FAS trade leads (States, Industry Cooperators, State & Regional Trade Groups (SRTG’s), etc.).

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Outreach and Other Promotional Activities

Our office organizes or joint events, and visit new local contacts in major regions countrywide to inform FAS services and programs. These activities also help to report market opportunities for U.S. food products