Dairy Export

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Wisconsin Cheese exports represent over $122,000,000

As global demand for cheese and dairy continues, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin can assist you in developing your business to meet export needs.  Within the export business, key partners including USDEC, DATCP and DBIA provide tools, resources and funding to help Wisconsin Dairy Companies be successful in the export business. 

Together we can help share the World’s Most Awarded Cheese across the globe and showcase why Wisconsin is the State of Cheese.

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Our mission is to drive awareness and volume of Wisconsin Dairy.
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56%

Mexico, South Korea and Japan accounted for 56% of US cheese export in 2020.

90%

90% of Wisconsin milk is used to make Wisconsin cheese and 90% of Wisconsin cheese is sold outside the state.

140

Wisconsin exports 15% of its dairy output to more than 140 countries.

How to export

Steps for export
1
Develop a Plan

1. Develop a Plan

An international development plan helps set you up for success.  Key elements of the plan include objectives, implementation schedules and milestones for success. 

Sample Plan

 
2
Identify Markets

2. Identify Markets

Competitive advantage opportunities and market research helps define your target markets

 

3
Market Requirements
4
Pricing Your Product
5
Sending Samples

5. Sending Samples

  • Food and agricultural products require special documentation
  • Export Certificate Guidelines document
  • Ensure documents are complete and accurate
  • Shipment documentation
    • Freight forwarders coordinate logistics of shipment and can provide a variety of export and import documentation
    • Learn how to work with Freight Forwarders by viewing Food Export Webinar, Export Essentials:  Working with a Freight Forwarder to Prepare your Export Shipment
6
Connect with Buyers
7
Market Promotion

7. Increase Market Share with Market Promotion

DFW will assist with International Programs that align with marketing and promotion of WI dairy products.  Examples of promotional programs that will help support your export efforts include:
  • International website
  • Social Media
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • Package and label modifications
  • Fees for exhibiting at select trade shows
  • Freight costs for samples

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