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Foreign Agriculture Service
 

Welcome to the Agricultural Affairs Office (AAO) of the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. The AAO is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The primary role of AAO is to promote the export of U.S. agricultural products and to improve access for these products in foreign market. As a representative for America's largest industry and the world's largest agricultural exporter, AAO takes the lead in promoting American food, fiber and forest products to Vietnam importers and consumers.

Our Mission

The primary mission of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is to facilitate agricultural trade between the United States and overseas markets.

FAS offices promote U.S. agricultural trade and assist foreign buyers to source American food products and commodities. FAS organizes promotional activities for the supermarket, hotel and restaurant industries throughout the country; offers trade servicing and market reporting on commodities and value-added products; and provides technical information on USDA standards, development of new food products and introduction of new food technologies.

FAS organizes promotional activities for the supermarket, hotel and restaurant industries throughout the country; offers trade servicing and market reporting on commodities and value-added products; and provides technical information on USDA standards, development of new food products and introduction of new food technologies.

For further information, please refer to USDA's home page at: http://www.usda.gov/

Our Assistance

  • Promoting U.S. products.
  • Strengthening the feed and livestock sector through seminars and training.
  • Identifying market opportunities in Vietnam for U.S. Exporters.
  • Helping suppliers of U.S. products find a market in Vietnam. Assisting with group visits to major U.S. food and agricultural exhibitions.
    Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit Show in California every October; and
    Food Marketing Institute's FMI Show in Chicago every May
  • Partnering with retailers on in-store promotions for U.S. products; strengthening the capacity of supermarkets through U.S. training opportunities and local seminars.
  • Sponsoring Hotel and Restaurant menu promotions for U.S. products; strengthening food service sector through seminars and training both in the United States and in Vietnam.
  • Providing information on Vietnamese food regulations pertaining to U.S. food imports.
  • Providing market briefs on various segments of the agricultural economy. 
  • Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit Show in California every October; and
    Food Marketing Institute's FMI Show in Chicago every May
  • Partnering with retailers on in-store promotions for U.S. products; strengthening the capacity of supermarkets through U.S. training opportunities and local seminars.
  • Sponsoring Hotel and Restaurant menu promotions for U.S. products; strengthening food service sector through seminars and training both in the United States and in Vietnam.
  • Providing information on Vietnamese food regulations pertaining to U.S. food imports.
  • Providing market briefs on various segments of the agricultural economy. 

Services

Trade Leads: Vietnamese importers are able to source U.S. products quickly, efficiently and free of charge through this system. Inquiries are sent by our office to FAS/Washington, D.C., which disseminates the information to export agents, trade associations, and U.S. companies. U.S. suppliers can then contact prospective importers directly.

Buyer Alerts : An overseas product publicity newsletter, Buyer Alert, allows U.S. exports to list, at no charge, products available for sale abroad. This biweekly guide covers a complete range of food and agricultural products offers by U.S. companies. Entries feature a brief product description and U.S. supplier contacts.

Reference Library : Contains lists of U.S. suppliers of food and agricultural products, upcoming Trade Shows and Events and new-to-market information.

Additional Information