Market Development

Through its market development programs, FAS works in partnership with the U.S. food and agricultural industry, state departments of agriculture, and others to help exporters develop and maintain global markets for the full spectrum of U.S. farm and food products, from bulk commodities to specialty foods.

By boosting agricultural export revenue and volume, FAS market development programs support U.S. farm income and enhance the overall U.S. economy.

Learn more about FAS market development and trade promotion programs below, and also by visiting the Exporting section of our site.

Resources

Economic Impact of USDA Export Market Development Programs

Executive Summary

Complete Report

Programs

Market Development Programs

Market Access Program (MAP)

Helps finance activities to market and promote U.S. agricultural commodities and products worldwide.
Market Development Programs

Foreign Market Development Program (FMD)

Provides cooperator organizations with cost-share funding for activities that build international demand for U.S. agricultural commodities.
Market Development Programs

Emerging Markets Program (EMP)

Funds technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities to emerging markets worldwide.
Market Development Programs

Quality Samples Program (QSP)

Helps U.S. organizations provide small samples of their agricultural products to potential customers overseas.
Funds projects that address sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops.
Market Development Programs

Agricultural Trade Promotion Program

Provides cost-share funding to help U.S. agricultural exporters develop new markets and mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ trade barriers.

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Thailand: Market Access Update for US Turkey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Thai Department of Livestock Development continue negotiating market access for raw U.S. turkey meat.
From September 16, 2020, Japan allows imports of all varieties of U.S. in-shell walnuts to Japan.
Taiwan pecan imports rose by 74 percent (by volume) in 2019, making Taiwan the second largest Asian market for U.S. shelled pecan exports.

News and Features

As we recognize World Food Safety Day, we celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Food Safety Network (FSN), a partnership between USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Food...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from eligible organizations for fiscal year 2022 funding for five export market development programs.
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...

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