There is demand for food processing at all scales. Additional opportunities exist for U.S. investors who are willing to establish joint ventures and partnerships with existing producers to add value to products.
The best prospects for U.S. exporters and investors are:
— Machines for preparing of fruits, nuts, and vegetables;
— Machines for cleaning, sorting, grading seeds, grains, and vegetables;
— Juice extractors;
— Machines for filling, closing, and sealing bottles, cans, boxes, bags, or other containers, and food storage;
— Fruit dehydrators.
In general the following items are in demand, arranged by International Harmonized System Codes of Products:
|HS Code||Item description|
|8418||Refrigerators, freezers and other equipment; heat pumps|
|8419||Dehydrating, cooking, sterilizing, and cooling machinery|
|8421||Filtering and purifying machinery for liquid or gases|
In general, opportunities exist in fresh fruits and vegetables production, processing, and related services such as cold storage facilities or transportation; there is also potential for organic production and exports to high-value markets.