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Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
Secretary Vilsack highlights key USDA accomplishments – including FAS's global leadership – to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture in 2021.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 – Despite the challenges 2020 brought, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) continued to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s pursuit of global trade opportunities for American agriculture, successfully delivering on...
February 12, 2018
Stakeholder Notice

FY2018 Turkish Bank Modifications (GSM-102)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today announced that approved Turkish banks under the Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102) are now approved to transact business in Israel. This is in addition to their...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today announced the addition of Sudan and South Sudan as eligible countries under the Africa Middle East Region for the Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102). For additional...
June 23, 2017
Stakeholder Notice

FY2017 Turkish Bank Modifications (GSM-102)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today announced that approved Turkish banks under the Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102) are now approved to transact business in the African continent. For additional...
September 9, 2015
Stakeholder Notice

USDA Allocates Additional GSM-102 Funds for FY 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today allocated additional fiscal year 2015 funds for the Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102). For additional information, please contact the FAS Credit Programs Division...
By Desiree Thomas, International Program Specialist, FAS Office of Capacity Building and Development Tucked away outside of the hustle and bustle of Istanbul’s vibrant sites, historical landmarks and beautiful structures is a family-owned leather...
August 5, 2014
News Release

Doing Business in Africa

Through the Doing Business in Africa campaign, the U.S. government is strengthening its commercial relationship with the continent of Africa.
As part of expanded U.S. sanctions on Russia announced July 29, 2014 by President Obama, the United States has suspended all export credit programs for Russia, including the Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102).
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announces availability of the following credit guarantees for sales of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Commodity Credit Corporation's Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announces availability of the following credit guarantees for sales of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Commodity Credit Corporation's Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM...