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USDA, Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS)

This list below provides links within the USDA, Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) website to assist with U.S. suppliers exporting efforts.


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.

Exporting - FAS provides a variety of resources on Getting Started, Export Financing, Regulations/Requirements, Trade Missions, and Trade Shows to assist U.S. suppliers.

Overseas Offices (Posts) - Directory of 93 offices in 74 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) - Current and historical data on international trade in agricultural, fish, forest and textile products.

USDA Export Credit Guarantee Program - The GSM-102 program provides credit guarantees to encourage commercial financing of exports of U.S. agricultural products. Under this program, FAS guarantees payments due from foreign banks under letters of credit (LCs). 

USDA Facility Guarantee Program - The Facility Guarantee Program (FGP) provides guarantees to finance commercial exports of manufactured goods and U.S. services that will be used to establish or improve agriculture-related facilities in emerging countries

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