“We need to export more of our goods around the
world. We will double our exports
over the next five years, an increase that will support two million
new jobs in America. To meet this goal, we’re launching a
National Export Initiative that will help farmers and small
businesses increase their exports and expand their markets.”
President Barack Obama
State of the Union Address
January 27, 2010
FAS Helps U.S.
U.S. agriculture looks overseas to expand sales
and boost incomes. Exports also generate
additional economic activity that ripples
through the domestic economy.
Expanding existing market access and opening new
markets under future trade agreements will
significantly boost U.S. agricultural export
Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to
develop and expand market access for U.S.
products and improve the competitive position of
U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.
Learn more about FAS
With a global
network of more than 98
overseas offices in 75 countries covering 156 countries, FAS
agricultural attachés and locally engaged staff
are the eyes, ears, and voice for U.S.
agriculture overseas. FAS staff identify
problems, provide practical solutions, and work
to advance opportunities for U.S. agriculture
and support U.S. foreign policy around the
Market Development Programs FAS market
development programs help U.S. exporters
develop and maintain markets for hundreds of
food and agricultural products, from bulk
commodities to brand name items.
Exporter Assistance Looking to increase sales and expand your
customer base? Exporting may be the answer!
Selling to overseas markets is a lucrative
activity for many U.S. companies and all of
them began by researching, planning and
making critical decisions.