Agricultural Trade: Five Countries' Foreign Development for High-Value Products.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV
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As you requested, we are providing an overview of the structure, funding, and promotional activities of the organizations that do foreign market development for agricultural products in five countries that are among the worlds largest exporters of high-value products HvP. Specifically, we obtained information on 1 the organizations in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands that help develop foreign markets for their high-value agricultural products 2 the programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA for HVP foreign market development and 3 the ways in which these five countries programs are evaluated to determine their effectiveness in increasing exports. As agreed with you, we looked only at market development and promotion activities-such as consumer promotion, trade servicing, and market research-and not at export subsidies, domestic subsidies, and internal price supports, which also affect efforts.
- Agricultural Economics
- Government and Political Science