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USSEC Provides Trade and Technical Service to One of Mexico’s Largest Importers of U.S. Soybeans

USSEC recently visited a crusher and refinery company that is the one of the biggest soybean importers in Mexico.

USSEC consultant Mark Andersen (right) visits Mexico’s Progreso port
USSEC consultant Mark Andersen (right) visits Mexico’s Progreso port

USSEC consultants Mark Andersen and Pedro Gonzalez traveled to Merida, Mexico to meet with that company’s commercial director to discuss their plans to promote their soybean oil brands for 2015 and how USSEC could provide support.  In the past two years, USSEC has provided support to promote and impel two brands of 100 percent soybean oil with very good results in sales increases.  USSEC had also suggested participation in a public cooking class using soybean ingredients to advance the region’s soybean oil brands.
On behalf of USSEC, Mr. Gonzalez invited the production and research and development (R&D) managers to attend the next American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) Meeting in Orlando, FL.  This seminar is intended to update the managers’ knowledge of soybean crushing and production of soybean oil and edible fats with low trans fats content.  USSEC also planned the organization of two seminars for the company’s key soybean meal customers with the objective to communicate the high quality of U.S. soybeans and soybean meal, along with relevant information on market trends.
Mr. Andersen and Mr. Gonzalez visited the Progreso port 20 miles from Merida where U.S. soybeans and other grains are received for the southeast region of Mexico.