The US Dairy Export Council® (USDEC) is a non-profit, independent membership organization representing the global trade interests of U.S. dairy producers, proprietary processors and cooperatives, ingredient suppliers and export traders. USDEC aims to enhance U.S. global competitiveness through market development programs that build demand for U.S. dairy products, resolve market access barriers, and advance industry trade policy goals. As the world’s largest producer of cow’s milk, the US dairy industry offers a sustainably produced, world-class, expanding portfolio of cheese varieties and nutritional and functional dairy ingredients (e.g. skim milk powder, lactose, whey and milk proteins and permeate).
Through its representative network across the ASEAN region and globe, the Council works directly with buyers and end-users to accelerate customer purchasing and innovation success with quality US dairy products and ingredients. In 2020, USDEC opened the US Center for Dairy Excellence (US CDE) in Singapore, a learning destination, ideation hub and collaboration space for U.S. dairy customers and other partners in Southeast Asia. The facility contains a demonstration kitchen, sensory evaluation lab, seminar and meeting rooms, and other features elevating USDEC’s in-region resources to deliver Southeast Asia-friendly nutrition, marketing, and innovation solutions.