11 April, 2007

FTIB Exporting to the USA Workshop

The Fiji Trade Commission Los Angeles, Fiji Embassy Washington, the Fiji Mission to the UN and the Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Bureau (FTIB) together with senior executives of the Montalvan Sales Inc will be conducting a workshop on exporting to the USA on Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 9am to 5pm, at JJ's on the Park, Suva. Topics covered will include :
  • Understanding the US Market - Trends, Challenges and Opportunities;
  • Things to Know Before you Export to the USA;
  • Preparing Your Goods for Export - quality, packaging, labelling and shipping;
  • US Market Entry Requirements.
The presenters are :
  • Mrs Carmen Montalvan - Vice President and owner of Montalvan Sales Inc, one of the biggest US wholesaler and importer of food products from Fiji, NZ, Australia, Costa Rica and Chile;
  • Ms Doreen Francis - Fiji Product Sales;
  • Ms Marilyn Montalvan - Office Manager.
Bonus : Participants will receive a list of US companies (and contact details) who wish to buy kava, dalo, cassava, rourou, fish, fruits, vegetables, canned foods, chillies, beach-de-mer, etc, and participants may contact these US buyers directly. Registration fees is F$35.00 per person. The fee will cover full day workshop, workshop materials, hand outs, morning and afternoon tea, list of products that Montalvans Sale Inc wish to buy. For registration, pls contact Ms Katarina Lala on telephone (679) 3315988 or e-mail katarina@ftib.org.fj in Suva or Ms Yvonne Ravaga on telephone (679) 6667133 or e-mail yvonne@ftib.org.fj at Lautoka. For accommodation in a furnished two bedroom home in Suva, pls check the appropriate links at the right hand side of this blog for details. To contact us, e-mail gilbert@connect.com.fj or call telephone (679) 3396427.

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