News from the IPC "International" category

Sep 5, 2019

IPC runs first ever Potato Lovers Month contest in Mexico with great success


The popular Potato Lovers Month retail display contest that draws tremendous participation from stores large and small each year was held south of the border for the first time, and the results were muy bueno.

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May 23, 2018

Potatoes Around The World May 2018

Potato Exports Set New Record in 2017
Dehy Products off to Good Start in Central America Walmart Stores
IPC Cooks up Consumer Programs in Guatemala

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May 22, 2018

Industry Veteran Ross Johnson to Help Boost Idaho® Potato Sales Domestically and Internationally

EAGLE, Idaho, May 22, 2018 –The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is preparing for an expanded sales push both in the United States and abroad with the addition of Ross Johnson as the new IPC International Marketing Director.

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Nov 22, 2017

Potatoes Around The World #8

Idaho Dehy Products Sampled at Mexico Expo
Field Days: IPC Reverse Trade Mission Hosts Global Visitors

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Sep 14, 2017

Japan lifts Idaho potato ban

Original Source: Tom Karst,

Japan is lifting it 11-year old ban on Idaho fresh chipping potatoes.

Access was revoked in 2006 soon after the Japanese market opened for the first time for U.S. potatoes when the pale potato cyst nematode was found in Idaho. reported Sept. 13 that the government of Japan opened the doors for fresh imports from Idaho for the first time since 2006, with Japanese officials citing reduced pest risks associated with the pale potato cyst nematode.

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Sep 14, 2017

Myanmar Grants U.S. Potato Market Access

Original Source:

In an announcement on its website, the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture formally approved U.S. seed and fresh potatoes for importation as of Aug. 21, 2017. U.S. potatoes are the first U.S.-origin horticulture product to be approved under Myanmar’s pest risk assessment (PRA) requirement, which came into effect on Jan. 1. Potatoes USA experts prepared the potato pest documentation for USDA submission to Myanmar to accelerate the process.

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Jul 25, 2017

Potatoes Around The World #7

Guatemala, El Salvador culinary festivals highlight Idaho® potatoes
International IPC Website Debuts
IPC Latin America Website Gets a Makeover
Idaho Dehy Products Hit China Retail Shelves
Malaysia/Singapore Distributors Get Training in Transportation Risk Mitigation
New IPC Export Infographic Available for Download
Export Tip: When in Rome ...

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Jun 28, 2017

Potatoes Around The World #6

IPC Helps Spur Higher 2016 Demand for U.S.-Grown Potatoes
Export Tip: Protecting Yourself from Non-Payment

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Jun 6, 2017

Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #5

Special Report: IPC Mexico Border Trade Mission Opens up New Sales Opportunities
NAFTA Renegotiation Could Grow Potato Export Market
Northern Mexico and the Border Region Markets
Export Tip: Making Sense of Export Compliance Regulations

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Mar 13, 2017

Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #4

Mexico City Walmart Stores Successfully Demo Idaho Dehy
IPC Steps Up El Salvador Market Support
Latin America Chef Trains with Idaho Dehy Expert
Export Tip: Tax Incentives and Credit Insurance Webinar

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