The recent U.S. Soy regional trade exchange for Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa (EU/MENA) held in Barcelona was a successful international forum to assist buyers and sellers to better network.
A diversified team of nine Moroccan customers representing feed mills, broiler producers, importers, and the dairy and refining oil industries appreciated the presentations which covered a wide array of topics ranging from sustainability, shipping, and the trade situation between the U.S. and China, to the latest figures on exports and destinations. Other lectures discussed maximizing the value of U.S. Soy in animal feed and poultry/livestock production and marketing trends in addition to information about global soy markets. Customers had the opportunity to meet other professional buyers from the greater region, traders, and U.S. suppliers.
Jim Sutter, USSEC CEO, facilitated a panel of the main U.S. Soy exporters, an original way to further enhance networking.
The team participation in the trade exchange reflects the importance of the U.S. as a major supplier of high quality soybeans and soybean meal. USSEC consultants and staff assisted professionals to further learn about the organization and the U.S. Soy value chain.
Morocco, the leading MENA regional market for U.S. soybean meal, last year imported over half a million tons, an amount four times higher than the previous year and had the second largest growth rate worldwide.
USSEC continues to support animal industries in Morocco through targeted activities such as the trade exchange forum, which further strengthens the U.S. as a major supplier of high-quality soybeans and products, highlighting the intrinsic advantages of the US soybeans.