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  • 15 USDEC Hot Spots for U.S. Dairy Exporting Info

    By USDEC March 3, 2016

    This cheat sheet will help you quickly find what you need from us. 

    information_symbol.jpgWhen you need information pertaining to U.S. dairy exports, you want it fast and you want it easy, whether you are at your desktop PC or in a taxi overseas with a smartphone on your lap. 

    At The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), we aim to be your trusted guide to U.S. dairy exporting. We have market data, in-depth research, import requirements, a test-methods database and much more. But sometimes it can be difficult to quickly find what you need.

    That's why we created this list with links to 15 USDEC informational hot spots. 

    The list is not exhaustive, nor is it in order of importance. An (M) designates members-only content, which means you must have an USDEC username and password to access. 

    1. Home page for This is our store window. It's a good place to start.

    2. USDEC Export Guide (M).This members-only tool is the only comprehensive trade reference for U.S. dairy exporters. It has practical information on market access for 90 countries, constantly updated by USDEC staff and international offices. You must log in with a username and password to get access.  

    3. Market data. Interactive charts, updated regularly on, providing historical trend lines on:

    4. Top charts. Our most asked-for graphs, tables and infographics telling the U.S. dairy export story, updated regularly.

    5. Global Dairy Market Outlook. A monthly compilation in pdf format of the state of global dairy trade, loaded with data and expert analysis.

    6. Global Dairy eBrief (M). A weekly, members-only newsletter containing information on global dairy developments that impact U.S. dairy exports and U.S. supplier strategy.

    7. The U.S. Dairy Exporter Blog. Market data, analysis, research and news, delivered at least twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Key links include. Subscribe to get market data and other updates by email.

    8. Research reports. This is where you can request in-depth research, chock full of numbers, providing actionable insights for dairy business decisions.

    9. News Releases. Find our official statements on trade policy and other topics.

    10. ThinkUSAdairy. Our site for global customers. Popular features include:

    11. Price Finder App. Get pricing for cheddar cheese, butter, lactose, milk powder and whey on your iPhone or Android mobile device. A recent update provides new conversion parameters that expand the functionality of data and charts. 

    12. Testopedia (M). Our members-only, test methods database is an organized collection of dairy product test methods used by importing countries. You can double-check quality-control procedures and evaluate compliance, ultimately reducing your risks. 

    13. International Trade Representatives (M). USDEC’s 10 international offices are our eyes and ears in foreign markets, identifying opportunities, charting the business climate and monitoring regulatory activity.On this members-only page, get contact information for each office. We recently added video messages from most of our reps, explaining how they can help members.

    14. USDEC member directory. Need to know who our 120-plus members are? The complete list is here, with links to company websites.

    15. TwitterLinkedIn and YouTube. If you like getting informed through social media, you can find USDEC on these platforms.


    The U.S. Dairy Export Council fosters collaborative industry partnerships with processors, trading companies and others to enhance global demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients. USDEC is primarily supported by Dairy Management Inc. through the dairy farmer checkoff. How to republish this post.  

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