Industry Resources

Food Export collaborates with USDA, Foreign Agriculture Service, Member States and a number of allied government agencies to support U.S. producers of food and agriculture product increase exports internationally.

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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.

FAS Trade Agreements – FAS lists the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements currently in force with the U.S.  These agreements create opportunities to increase U.S. agricultural sales internationally.

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.

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.