Carribbean & Central America Trade Mission

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Carribbean & Central America Trade Mission

June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm

The Caribbean is an excellent market for U.S. suppliers due in large part to the fact that demand for imported food products is largely inelastic. Countries in the Caribbean must import the majority of their food requirements due to production constraints – insufficient arable land, scant water resources on some islands, no economies of scale, and a limited food-processing sector. For the most part the 4 million island residents are quite familiar with U.S. brands and hold U.S. products in high regards in terms of quality. The United States is the main supplier to the Caribbean of food products, largely in part on the strength of these favorable conditions. These factors make the Caribbean an attractive market for U.S. suppliers looking to expand their businesses abroad or take advantage of new opportunities in an emerging market.

The Central American value added for market is also very promising for US suppliers. US food products are sought after by consumers in these countries due to their health standards, quality and novelty. Since the exercise of CAFTA-DR bilateral trade between the US and Central America (and the Dominican Republic) has increased. A trade treaty between Panama and the US, which came into effect in 2012, has also simplified requirements for the importation of US food products. US suppliers that register with SUSTA for this activity will enjoy several benefits such as the opportunity to advertise their products through one-on-one meetings with buyers from the Caribbean and Central America in Miami.


June 12 @ 8:00 am
June 13 @ 5:00 pm
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miami florida
Miami, Florida


Caribbean & Central America Inbound Trade Mission
(504) 568-5986
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Our Giving Back Foundation

Bougie B for Single Moms was founded as a fundraising company for Single Moms. Devon Dempsey owner and CEO of Bougie Bitch, LLC believed that single moms in America were being ignored in there very REAL needs. She herself was a single mom for years. Since the start of Bougie B for Single Moms in October 2023, just 10 months after launching her first wine company product, Bougie B for Single Moms has already had the honor of helping two different Single Mom families.

The first family we helped was a single mom with three boys. This mom worked at night to try and keep up with the bills after she fed the kids plus made sure their homework was done. Bougie B for Single Moms took $1 from every Bougie product sold and put it in a fund to help a single mom for the holiday. This helped purchase a couple of gifts for each of the children.

When she could not afford a Christmas tree, Bougie B for Single Moms also purchased the single mom and her boys a tree and ornaments! As you know Christmas is a time for caring for each other and in addition to our cause, others in the community wanted to get involved as well! Two other families catered Christmas Dinner for her and her boys! It was a true success for our first Bougie B for Single Moms act.

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