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USDA, Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) Websites

FAS Homepage - FAS improves foreign market access for U.S. products, builds new markets, increases competitiveness for U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace and provides assistance to developing foreign countries  

International and Domestic Trade Shows and Marketing Events - Calendar listing a variety of promotional activities organized by FAS offices overseas and State Regional Trade Groups 

Getting Started - Lists of resources, products, and services to assist U.S. suppliers

Overseas Offices (Posts) - Directory of offices in over 70 countries around the world

Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) - Reports that provide information on the agricultural economy, products and issues in foreign countries that are likely to have an impact on U.S. agricultural production and trade 

Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS) - System that includes international agricultural, fish, forestry and textile product trade statistics dating from the inception of the Harmonized coding system to present  

Exporting - Tool to assist U.S. food, fish, fiber, and forestry product suppliers to create their export marketing plan   

Food Export-Midwest Member States

Illinois Department of Agriculture  

Indiana State Department of Agriculture   

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Nebraska Department of Agriculture

North Dakota Department of Agriculture  

Ohio Department of Development 

South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Food Export-Northeast Member States

Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Delaware Department of Agriculture 

Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food

New Jersey Department of Agriculture

New York Department of Agriculture and Markets

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Additional State Regional Trade Groups (SRTGs)

SUSTA - Southern United States Trade Association

WUSATA - Western United States Agricultural Trade Association

Other Government Websites

Export-Import Bank of the United States - Official export credit agency of the United States that assists in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets 

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration - Strengthens the competitiveness of the U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements  

U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade - Serves as a source for U.S. export and import statistics and provides regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States

U.S. Export Assistance Centers - Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce that assists small-to medium-sized companies access international markets

U.S. Small Business Administration, International Trade - Provides aid, counsel, assistance and protection to the interests of small business concerns

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture - Promotes American agriculture and represents the State Departments of Agriculture

Food and Pet Food Trade Organizations

American Bakers Association 

American Frozen Food Institute 

American Pet Products Association 

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association 

Institute of Food Technologists 

National Association for the Specialty Food Trade  

National Association of Convenience Stores 

National Confectioners Association 

National Restaurant Association 

Private Label Manufacturers Association 

International Tradeshow Organizers

IMEX Management 

Diversified Business Communications

New Hope Natural Media

Oak Overseas 

United Business Media/CMP Information


Additional Export Resources

AgExport Links - Directory of export service providers  

Global Edge - Provides international business resources 

Executive Planet - Contains information about international business customs and etiquette

Federation of International Trade Associations - Promotes international trade, international logistics management, international finance and more 

International Business Guide - A comprehensive guide to doing business abroad and international trade procedures provided by Wells Fargo