WUSATA frequently receives questions about where companies can find in-country exporting resources. Our team always points them in the direction of the USDA-Foreign Agriculture Service’s (FAS) Agricultural Trade Offices (ATO) around the world. They have the inside knowledge agribusinesses need to make the most informed and strategic decisions.
One of the primary missions of an ATO is to help exporters market and promote their food and agricultural products. Because of this, WUSATA encourages companies to foster relationships with all of their target market ATOs. These connections can provide important promotional opportunities. The Officers are also excellent at connecting U.S. companies with buyer and trade information, such as answering customs-related questions and providing real-time market trends.
We also strongly recommend that businesses get to know the Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs), as they are citizens of foreign countries who work under each ATO. These front-line administrative personnel also provide in-country food and agriculture industry knowledge and language skills. WUSATA relies on them heavily, as they help organize and run the ATO’s activities.
Would you like us to make an introduction? Contact WUSATA’s Outreach team via email to find out more. You can also contact them directly by visiting the link below.