Finding out more about the services USAPEEC offers is easy. Simply follow the instructions below to read the more commonly asked questions. However, try as we might, we cannot anticipate all of your questions. If you have a question that is not answered in the FAQs, please complete the text box below, send it in, and someone from USAPEEC will respond as soon as possible.
As an industry trade association, USAPEEC's members are made up of those companies that have an interest in increased exports of U.S. poultry and egg food products. Members include poultry and processors, trading companies, and associate members such as cold storage warehousing companies, shipping lines, freight forwarders, and maritime insurance brokers. Also, because increased exports means increased sales of feed grains, several soybean and corn organizations are members of USAPEEC. At present, USAPEEC has about 200 member companies and organizations.
First you must submit an application for membership. All application materials and instructions can be found on the Export/Sell section of this site. Then, once the application is completed, the applicant should submit it along with a check for the first year's dues by mail or courier to the USAPEEC world headquarters office.
Our interactive Trade Lead Program, which can be found in the members only section of the website, helps to match up potential buyers of specific products with those buyers best able to supply those products.
The USAPEEC board of directors has said that the association will not provide mailing lists to non-members. USAPEEC's international offices, however, do provide membership directories to legitimate buyers at the various food shows in which USAPEEC participates around the world.
A complete list of such shows, updated constantly, is located in the Trade Shows section of the web site.
USAPEEC has no authority to intervene in business disputes between private parties.
It depends on the nature of the problem, but the answer is yes. USAPEEC's international staff is well connected, both with the U.S. government staff stationed at embassies and Agricultural Trade Offices around the world, and in many cases with local government officials. The home office also has many contacts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. In the majority of cases, USAPEEC can help its members cut through the bureaucracies and solve export problems.