Brexit Gives Wisconsin Market Opportunity

The International Agribusiness Center, a part of the Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection, is hosting an Agricultural Trade Mission to the United Kingdom June 10-16.

The UK is Wisconsin’s sixth largest trading partner. As the UK’s planned exit from the European Union (Brexit) continues, opportunities for food, forestry, and agriculture products will increase, explains International Agribusiness Center Director Mark Rhoda-Reis.

Wood products, feed, livestock and genetics, craft spirits and beers, organic and specialty foods, and pet foods are among the products with the strongest opportunity.

The UK mission will include buyer meetings, store visits, market briefings, and meetings with regulatory entities. The mission will be led by DATCP staff and include meetings with national and regional government officials and industry and economic development organizations.

WIAE funding will support the cost of in-country contractors providing partner searches, business meeting facilitation services, meeting costs, transportation, and market reports for up to six Wisconsin companies.

Interested in participating? Contact Shirley Acedo, Economic Development Consultant at or (608) 419-4643.