Food Processing / Packaging Global Market
Insights and Opportunities
Overview: As Mozambique's agricultural production increases, opportunities for food processing and packaging will grow. Local companies have indicated interest in canning, packaging, and vacuum packaging equipment. Mozambican agricultural exports to the U.S. receive U.S. tariff benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Given the stringent U.S. phytosanitary requirements on fresh produce, the majority of opportunities for exports to the U.S. are in the processed food arena, specifically the export of dried fruits, essential oils, jams/jellies, and fruit juices. Equipment for the manufacturing and packaging of such products will need to be imported.
Best Products/Services: Best prospects for food processing are equipment and machinery related to canning, packaging, and vacuum packaging processes.
Opportunities: There are emerging investments opportunities for new food process and packaging plants built in conjunction with large-scale commercial farms.