The Georgia Department of Agriculture invites Georgia companies to participate in a variety of international agriculture trade shows being held through September in countries ranging from Argentina to the Philippines.

Georgia companies can exhibit their dairy products, processed fruits and vegetables, sauces, snack foods, coffee and other food items at the department’s booth in a Buenos Aires trade show called Sial Mercosur that is being held Aug. 23-26. The show will target Argentina as well as the other Mercosur countries, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay. Visit for more information or call Gregory Higgins at (404) 356-3740.

Another upcoming agriculture trade show, the Southern U.S. Product Showcase, is to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, on Wednesday, Aug. 31. In conjunction with the Southern U.S. Trade Association, the Georgia Department of Agriculture will be inviting buyers from Barbados, the Leeward Windward Islands, the Netherlands Antilles and Trinidad & Tobago to sample Georgia products to test their viability for Caribbean markets. There is no participation fee for this show. Register online at or contact Jeff Justice at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at (919) 733-7912 ext. 246 or

In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, the Georgia Agriculture Department will be participating in the Great American Food Pavilion at the Asonahores 2005 Trade Expo, a trade show in the Dominican Republic, focused on the resort, hotel and restaurant sectors. Georgia companies wishing to display their beef, pork, cheese, yogurt, wine, low-carb and breakfast cereal products to resort industries in the Dominican, Haiti and Jamaica are invited to attend. Contact Tobitha Jones at the Foreign Agriculture Service in Washington at (202) 690-1182 or

SUSTA is also planning a trade mission to India, visiting New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai before attending AmFest, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce’s trade show, Sept. 1-3, in Mumbai. Companies with high value-added food products, bakery products, barbecue, Cajun, mixes and ethnic foods are invited to attend. Contact Erika Skrine at (404) 656-3740 or

The U.S. pavilion at Food Asia Expo 2005 in Manila, Philippines, Sept. 7-10, invites Georgia companies with chocolate, fruit, chicken, dairy, condiments, pet food, wine and other food products. The expo is the Philippines’ largest food and beverage show, held annually at the World Trade Center in Manila. There were 535 exhibitors and almost 32,000 buyers at last year’s show. For more information, contact Teresina Chin at (202) 720-3065 or

Georgia companies wishing to attend the World Food Moscow show, Sept. 20-23, are invited to contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture to attend this four-day show that drew more than 72,000 buyers from all parts of Russia and neighboring countries last year. Companies offering breakfast cereals, snacks, fresh fruit, exotic juices, wines, seafood, popcorn and microwaveable foods are encouraged to attend. Register online at or contact Corry de Wit at Georgia’s European office at

SUSTA is hosting a trade and investment mission to the Dominican Republic, Sept. 26-29. With the Dominican Ministry of Agriculture, SUSTA will arrange one-on-one meetings with companies looking for opportunities in the Dominican agribusiness sector. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay all in-country expenses for the participating companies, including ground transportation, translation, hotel and meals, but companies will be responsible for their own airfare. Contact Jeff Justice at (919) 733-7912 ext. 246 or

The Food Ingredients Asia show is being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept. 27-29. U.S. exporters of food ingredients, additives, equipment and supplies are invited to attend. Contact Teresina Chin at (202) 720-9423 or

More international agriculture trade shows to be held from October through the end of the year will be listed in upcoming editions of GlobalAtlanta. Contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture at (404) 656-3740 for more information.