Partner agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Provides: Market access
Eligibility: U.S. agriculture businesses, U.S. agricultural trade associations
Under the program, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) partners with U.S. agricultural producers and processors, who are represented by non-profit commodity or trade associations called “cooperators,” to promote U.S. commodities overseas.
Eligible projects generally address long-term opportunities to reduce foreign import constraints or expand export growth opportunities. For example, this might include efforts to:
reduce infrastructural or historical market impediments,
improve processing capabilities,
modify codes and standards, or
identify new markets or new uses for the agricultural commodity or product.