The Foreign Agricultural Service as part of the U.S. Embassy in Romania represents the interests of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Romania. The regional office is based in Warsaw, Poland and covers Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania.
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Bucharest works for improving access of U.S. products on the Romanian market. FAS Bucharest operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in Romania.
Since the 1950’s the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has been linking U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. In addition to its Washington, D.C. staff, FAS has a global network of 96 offices covering 169 countries. These offices are staffed by agricultural attachés and locally hired staff who are the eyes, ears, and voice for U.S. agriculture around the world. FAS staff identify problems, provide practical solutions, and work to advance opportunities for U.S. agriculture and support U.S. foreign policy around the globe.
American Officer: Alicia Hernandez (Resident in Warsaw)
As Regional Agricultural Attaché, Alicia Hernandez represents the United States Department of Agriculture and the interests of U.S. agribusinesses.
Agricultural Specialist: Monica Dobrescu, responsible for commodity reporting, policy issues.
Agricultural Specialist: Andra Elena Nistor, responsible for marketing.
FAS Program Activity
Commodity and Marketing Reporting
USDA’S Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) provides timely information on the agricultural economy, products and issues in foreign countries since 1995 that are likely to have an impact on United States agricultural production and trade. U.S. Foreign Service officers working at posts overseas collect and submit information on the agricultural situation in more than 130 countries to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), which maintains the GAIN reports. If you wish to read the reports published by FAS Bucharest, please visit this website.
U.S. Trade Shows 2022:
- International Restaurant & Foodservice Show, New York – March 6-8
- Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, California – March 8-12
- Seafood Expo North America, Boston – March 13-15
- SIAL America, Las Vegas – March 22-24
- Global Pet Expo, Orlando, Florida – March 23-25
- SNAXPO, Phoenix, Arizona – March 27-29
- Specialty Coffee Expo, Boston – April 7-10
- International Mass Timber Conference, Portland, Oregon – April 12-14
- Supply Side East, Secaucus, New Jersey – April 12-13
- Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America, Minneapolis – May 2-5
- Petfood Forum, Kansas City – May 2-4
- National Restaurant Association Show, Chicago – May 21-25
- Sweet & Snacks Expo, Chicago – May 23-26
- International Dairy –Deli –Bake Seminar & Expo, Atlanta – June 5-7
- International Floriculture Expo, Miami Beach – June 7-9
- World Floral Expo, New York – June 8-10
- World Pork Expo, Des Moines, Iowa – June 8-10
- The Summer fancy Food Show, New York – June 12-14
- Americas Food & Beverage Show, Miami – September 12-13
- All Things Organic Conference, Philadelphia – September 28- October 1
- Natural Products Expo East, Philadelphia – September 28- October 1
- Global Produce and Floral Show, Orlando, Florida – October 27-29
- Kosherfest, Secaucus, New Jersey – November 8-9
- Private Label Trade Show, Chicago – November 13-15
Non U.S. Trade Shows 2022:
- Gulfood, Dubai – February 13-17 (USDA endorsed)
- International Food and Drink Exhibition, London – March 21-23 (USDA endorsed)
- Fruit Logistica, Berlin – April 5-7 ( USDA endorsed)
- Seafood Expo Global, Barcelona – April 26-28 (USDA endorsed)
- ProWein, Duesseldorf – May 15-17
- Free From Food Expo, Barcelona – June 7-8
- Biofach, Nuremberg – July 26-29 (USDA endorsed)
- SIAL Paris, Paris – October 15-19 (USDA endorsed)
- Free From Food Expo, Amsterdam – November 22-23
- Food Ingredients Europe, Paris – December 6-8 (USDA endorsed)
- Tutto Food, Milan – May 8-11, 2023 ( USDA endorsed)
- Anuga, Cologne – October 7-11, 2023 (USDA endorsed)
- VIV Middle East, Abu Dhabi – November 20-22, 2023 (USDA endorsed)
Trade Shows in Romania
Advances in science, many of them from scientists at USDA or through research funded by USDA, have opened up new options for farmers responding to market needs and environmental challenges. Many new plant varieties being developed or grown by farmers have been produced using genetic engineering, which involves manipulating the plant’s genes through techniques of modern molecular biology often referred to as recombinant DNA technology. These techniques are included in what is often referred to as “biotechnology” or “modern biotechnology.”
USDA supports the safe and appropriate use of science and technology, including biotechnology, to help meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century.
USDA plays a key role in assuring that biotechnology plants and products derived from these plants are safe to be grown and used in the United States. Once these plants and products enter commerce, USDA supports bringing these and other products to the worldwide marketplace.
By visiting the website, you will find useful links for describing the U.S. regulatory system for agricultural biotechnology.
U.S. Exports to Romania
Romania offers increasingly viable market opportunities for U.S. food and agriculture. In 2020, Romania imported $10.2 billion of food and agricultural products, of which two percent, or $177.26 million, were sourced from the United States.
For additional information, please contact the Agricultural Office of the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, phone +4021.200.33.74 or AgBucharest@fas.usda.gov.