Resources

 USDA, Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) Websites

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.  
International and Domestic Trade Shows and Marketing Events - Calendar listing of a variety of promotional activities organized by FAS offices overseas and State Regional Trade Groups.
Getting Started - Lists of resources, products, and services to assist U.S. suppliers.
Overseas Offices (Posts) - Directory of offices in over 70 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) - System that includes international agricultural, fish, forestry and textile product trade statistics dating from the inception of the Harmonized coding system to present.  
Agricultural Tariff Tracker - The Agricultural Tariff Tool is a web application that queries tariff schedules and rate information resulting from Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).
Exporting - Tool to assist U.S. food, fish, fiber, and forestry product suppliers to create their export marketing plan.
 

 Federal Agency Resources

Export-Import Bank of the United States - Official export credit agency of the United States that assists in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. 
U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade - Serves as a source for U.S. export and import statistics and provides regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States.
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service - Provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues.
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - APHIS keeps export markets open for American agricultural products by working to eliminate unjustified sanitary or phytosanitary (SPS) barriers.
U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration - Strengthens the competitiveness of the U.S. exporting industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements.  
U.S. Export Assistance Centers - Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce that assists small-to medium-sized companies in accessing international markets.
U.S. Small Business Administration, International Trade - Provides aid, counsel, assistance and protection to the interests of small business concerns.
 

 Additional Exporter Resources

Export Readiness Assessment - Export Readiness Assessment tool to determine your business’ export preparedness
HS Code - Schedule B Lookup - In order to assist exporters and filers determine their correct export commodity code (Schedule B number), the Foreign Trade Division (FTD) provides a Schedule B search tool
Incoterms - Incoterms® are a set of rules which define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods under sales contracts
Free Trade Agreements - Trade Agreements reduce barriers to U.S. exports, and protect U.S. interests and enhance the rule of law in the FTA partner country
Global Edge - Provides international business resources 
Currency Converter
Measurement Converter
Country Calling Codes
The World Clock
Executive Planet – Contains information about international business customs and etiquette
Freight Forwarders – Directory of Freight Forwarding from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) – WUSATA’s programs are designed specifically to help agribusinesses based in the Western United States explore, enter and expand into the global marketplace. Learn more - Branded Program, Generic Program and Export Education
California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) – CDFA is organized into six divisions, which provide valuable services to producers, merchants and the public. Many of the services are provided  in partnership with local county offices of the agricultural commissioners and sealers
Specialty Crop Trade Council (SCTC) – SCTC provides negotiated export ocean freight rates, arbitration services, industry resources, and strong advocacy on behalf of its members
Dried Fruit Association of California (DFA) - DFA services include GMP[D1]  Audits, Food Safety Training and Consulting, Laboratory services by our ISO 17025 certified laboratories, Commodity Inspections, Arbitration and much more
General International Traveling Tips and Concerns
 

 WUSATA Trade Leads

Through the Fresno CITD’s Memorandum of Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, we receive trade leads from the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA). Qualified trade leads are then posted here as they are received and vetted organized by month received. If your product line matches the product of interest of a particular trade lead, we encourage you to contact the foreign buyer directly.  You need to log into your WUSATA account first to view trade leads. If you do not have a WUSATA account, please create one for your company.

March 2016

Company: PT Sukanda Djaya

CountryIndonesia

Product(s):  They are looking to import Strawberries.

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Company: Rainbow Marketing Ltd

Country: Thailand

Product(s): They are looking to import:

  • Whole Almonds. Quantity 22,000lbs to 44,000lbs
  • Blanched Sliced/Slivered Almonds. Quantity 8,000-10,000lbs

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Company: Thye Huat Chan Sdn Bhd

Country: Malaysia

Product(s): They are looking to import almonds. 20 cartons packaged in 50lb boxes.

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Trade leads are a free resource to all registered My WUSATA account users. Click here to find out more and register an account

February 2016

Company: Tin Mart

Country: Mexico

Product(s): They are looking to import Industrial Quality Maraschino Cherry with Stem. Quantity 1 pallet per month. 

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Company: Hangzhou Long-more Trading Co., Ltd.

Country: China

Product(s): They are looking to import:

  • Dried Cherry
  • Mixed Dried Fruits
  • Dried Cranberry

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Company: Shanghai Qiao Hutch Trade Co., Ltd

Country: China

Product(s): They are looking to import:

  • Condensed Milk
  • Butter
  • Grated Mozzarella
  • Dried Cranberry

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Company: Lim Siang Huat Pte Ltd

Country: Singapore

Product(s): They are looking to import:

  • Almonds.
  • Mixed Dried Citrus Peel. Quantity 300 ctn.
  • California Raisins - Natural and Golden. Quantity 300 ctn each.
  • Dried Apricots. Quantity 300 ctn each.
  • Pitted Prunes. Quantity 300 ctn each. 

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Company: Marviridi

Country: Mexico

Product(s): They are looking to import:

  • Beans. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Dired Peas, no cuticle. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Cashew nut. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Almonds. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Pistachios, no shell. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Pistachios, in shell. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Pecan Nut. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Raisins. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Dried prunes. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Dried blueberries. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Runner Peanut. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Chia. Quantity One pallet per month.
  • Sesamum seeds. Quantity One pallet per month.

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Trade leads are a free resource to all registered My WUSATA account users. Click here to find out more and register an account

Janurary 2016

Company: Vivenda do Camarao

Country: Brazil

Product(s): They are looking to import Grade A quality potatoes. 

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Company: Sunil Sachdev

Country: India

Product(s): They are looking to import:

  • Fresh Citrus Fruits. Quantity 25.
  • Fresh Apple. Quantity 25. 
  • Fresh Pears. Quantity 200.
  • Fresh Grapes. Quantity 50.
  • Fresh cherries. Quantity 5

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Company: Global Agro Impex

Country: Impex

Product(s): They are looking to import:

  • Almonds, In Shell. Quantity 100 containers. 
  • Walnuts. Quantity 100 containers. 

  • Apples. Quantity 100 containers. 

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Company: Factory Interlink Sourcing

Country: India

Product(s): They are looking to import: 

  • California Almonds - Without Shell. Quantity 1 X 40'FCL. 
  • Palm Kernels - Without Shell. Quantity 1 X 40'FCL.

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Company: Very Berry Fruits

Country: India

Product(s): They are looking to import:

  • Frozen IQF Organic Cranberry. Quantity Mixed 20' FCL.
  • Frozen IQF Strawberries. Quantity Mixed 20' FCL.
  • Frozen IQF Raspberries. Quantity Mixed 20' FCL.
  • Frozen Blueberries. Quantity 20' FCL.
  • Dried Blueberry. Quantity 20' FCL.
  • Cranberry Juice. Quantity 20' FCL.
  • Blueberry Juice. Quantity 20' FCL.

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Company: Murray Food Products

Country: Argentina

Product(s): They are looking to import Tomato Paste.

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Trade leads are a free resource to all registered My WUSATA account users. Click here to find out more and register an account