International Market Development
NARA’s international programs develop markets for rendered products all over the world. The association conducts technical seminars and feed trials, participates in trade shows, brings foreign buying teams to the U.S., provides subject matter experts, and delivers other general trade services to U.S. suppliers and foreign buyers. Improving foreign market access by working to eliminate artificial and nontariff trade barriers is a priority for NARA
The association also monitors new and existing export opportunities and emerging trade patterns. NARA has a cooperative relationship with the United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) that dates back to the 1960s.
NARA participates in USDA’s Market Access Program (MAP), Foreign Market Development Program (FMD), and the Agriculture Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to expand overseas sales of rendered products. In the past, NRA has also participated in the Quality Samples Program (QSP) and the Emerging Markets Program (EMP).
To promote rendered product exports, NARA maintains regional offices in Hong Kong and Mexico City, and has international consultants in aquaculture, poultry, pet food, and EU policy who focus on developing and maintaining markets for rendered products.