The Council has done extensive work driving demand for U.S. blueberries with consumers and food manufacturers in other countries. This includes completing pest risk assessments, gathering consumer insights and promoting U.S. Highbush Blueberries to consumers around the world.
All of the markets we've opened over the years.
How We're Growing Your Business
New International Market Access
Creating new international markets for American blueberries offers new revenue opportunities to growers and marketers industry-wide.
International Consumer Promotion and Insights
The Council provides valuable consumer insights and market research to help the industry develop new markets.
Securing External Grant Funding
The Council works extensively to pursue federal grants that are subsidized by industry funds to conduct public relations and retail promotions in international markets. Ultimately, these funds expand the Council's efforts overseas.
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council works to open new international markets for U.S. blueberries, including South American markets like Brazil. These efforts include working with international food manufacturers to support the use of blueberries in new products. Learn more on our Brazilian site for food manufacturers.
The USHBC is always working to expand our presence internationally, including pest management reports, working with the proper government authorities in the U.S. and abroad, and doing consumer reports in the foreign countries we’re targeting. To learn more about these efforts, visit our Japanese site.
The Council's work to strengthen the export market for American blueberries includes international markets in South America, like Colombia. These efforts include pest management reports, consumer reports, and working with food manufacturers to encourage the use of blueberries in new products. Learn more at our international site for food manufacturers in Colombia.
A report including an MRL Chart for each index commodity, and an easy to read MRL reference for comparing across countries, as well as full regulatory information. As MRL’s change frequently, registration for the MRL database at MRLDatabase.com or GlobalMRL.com is encouraged and the site should be checked periodically for updates.
U.S. fresh blueberries were granted market access to Vietnam in 2019. U.S. Packing facilities are required to register annually to ship fresh blueberries to Vietnam. Please review the operational guidelines and import requirements for shipping U.S. fresh blueberries to Vietnam and submit your registration at the link below.
Once registration is complete, USHBC will submit the list of approved packing facilities to APHIS. PLEASE DO NOT SHIP FRESH BLUEBERRIES TO VIETNAM UNTIL THE REGISTRATION PROCESS IS COMPLETE JANUARY 2020. (Registered facilities will be notified electronically when the process is complete.)
Please download the following form to show proof of monitoring production fields for the presence of larvae in fruit:
Please complete and submit the form ONLINE by 5 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council promotes the use of American blueberries internationally, including pest management reports and consumer promotions to increase demand for blueberries. To learn more, visit our Korean site.
The USHBC does extensive work to gain market access and expand the use of American blueberries in international markets like India. This includes working with food manufacturers to encourage the use of blueberries in new products overseas. To learn more, visit our international site for food manufacturers in India.
Behind the Blue Playbook
Access downloadable and digital resources on the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s offerings, for use in local meetings and presentations.
Access complete international market data, including information on trade agreements and regulations.