USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) offers a range of programs and services to assist international buyers to locate and source products and suppliers. FAS also offers financing options through the Export Credit Guarantee Program.
u U.S. Products (Suppliers) On-Line - This on-line searchable database is used to find suppliers of U.S. agricultural products. The search capability allows a user to search different options to select specific products. Looking for products such as wheat from Kansas or organic apples? This is the first stop to find the right match to meet your needs!
u Export Directory of U.S. Food Distribution Companies - Looking for a U.S. food distributor? The purpose of the Export Directory of U.S. Food Distribution Companies is to provide a list of U.S. suppliers of mixed containers of grocery products and food service products to potential foreign buyers. Looking for a container with diverse products? Looking for a full-line supplier? This is the reference to use!
u FAS Partners' Product Supplier Databases - In addition to the FAS U.S. Suppliers List, many FAS partners also offer on-line directories. The Department of Commerce also offers a database and matchmaking services (for agricultural products and non-agricultural products) at http://www.BuyUSA.com.
u Buyer Alerts / Trade Leads
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is discontinuing the Trade Leads and Buyer Alerts services effective January 1, 2006.
U.S. suppliers who want to inform foreign buyers about their products will be directed to the State Regional Trade Groups (SRTGs) for assistance. The SRTGs, which are FAS program participants, offer customized export assistance on a wide variety of export-related topics from "connection to collection." The SRTGs list can be obtained by accessing the FAS Web page athttp://www.fas.usda.gov/agx/counseling_advocacy/srtg_directory.asp.
For further information, contact the Processed Products Division at (202) 720-2260.
u Export Credit Guarantee Programs - In many countries, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) export credit guarantee programs can help make commercial financing available for imports of U.S. food and agricultural products on deferred payment terms.
u FAS Foreign Buyers List - Join the FAS "Foreign Buyers List"! By registering as an importer in your country through your local FAS office, you can receive many of our services and be included in special promotion events. Some FAS offices also have on-line registration forms.
u International Trade Shows and Events - Looking for a trade event in your country which features U.S. products? The calendar contains a variety of international promotional activities, from major trade shows to smaller events such as store, hotel and catalog promotions organized by FAS offices overseas. Events supported by State Regional Trade Groups (SRTG - regional U.S. agricultural export promotion associations) are also listed.
u Trade Shows in the U.S. - Interested in attending a trade show in the U.S.? These annual calendars list food, farm, seafood and forest product trade shows in the U.S.
u FAS Overseas Office Directory - FAS operates offices in over 75 countries across the world and provides services for 130 countries. Find the FAS office nearest you! Many of these offices also have Web pages of their own. If there is not an FAS office near you, please read the FAQ "What if there is not an FAS office in my country?"
u America The Bountiful - America The Bountiful is an on-line quarterly (January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, October 15th) publication by FAS to provide international buyers with news and information about U.S. food and agriculture products, companies and associations.
u Frequently Asked Questions for Overseas Buyers - Do you have a question about buying U.S. products? Need more information about how to find the right product? Import regulations? Organic certification? This page includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and e-mail assistance.
u Return to Buying U.S. Products Main Page
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