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

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

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

State Regional Trade Groups (SRTGs)

SUSTA - Southern United States Trade Association
WUSATA - Western United States Agricultural Trade Association

International Tradeshow Organizers

IMEX Management 
Diversified Business Communications
New Hope Natural Media
Oak Overseas 
United Business Media/CMP Information

International Government Websites

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Food Labelling for Industry - The Industry Labelling Tool is the food labelling reference for all food inspectors and stakeholders in Canada.


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