Agricultural Service

Welcome to the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in Venezuela

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products. FAS operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.

FAS bears the primary responsibility for USDA’s overseas activities — market development, international trade agreements and negotiations, and the collection and analysis of statistics and market information. It also administers USDA’s export credit guarantee and food aid programs, and helps increase income and food availability in developing nations by mobilizing expertise for agriculturally led economic growth.

What does this mean for international buyers?

FAS has personnel located in more than 75 posts and coverage in excess of 130 countries. Through its network of Agricultural Counselors, Attaches , analysts and marketing specialists FAS can help international buyers find the right product or the best supplier.

What is FAS – The Foreign Agricultural Service?

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products. FAS operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.

FAS bears the primary responsibility for USDA’s overseas activities — market development, international trade agreements and negotiations, and the collection and analysis of statistics and market information. It also administers USDA’s export credit guarantee and food aid programs, and helps increase income and food availability in developing nations by mobilizing expertise for agriculturally led economic growth.

What does this mean for international buyers?

FAS has personnel located in more than 75 posts and coverage in excess of 130 countries. Through its network of Agricultural Counselors, Attaches , analysts and marketing specialists FAS can help international buyers find the right product or the best supplier.

Contact: AgCaracas@fas.usda.gov

Import from the US

Suppliers List

The U.S. Suppliers List is a searchable database of over 3,800 U.S. exporters and their products, used by USDA/FAS to help facilitate connecting potential buyers with U.S. suppliers. It contains over 500 product categories for companies to include in their listing. The database is used by over 80 USDA/FAS Overseas and Washington offices, to help export agents, trading companies, importers and foreign buyers locate U.S. suppliers. It is also used to recruit U.S. exporters to participate in market development activities sponsored by USDA and federal export programs.

Please visit: https://www.fas.usda.gov/

Exporting to Venezuela

There are many agriculture, food, forest and fishery trade shows held in the U.S. that attract a sizable international audience. While your company may not be ready to attend an international trade show, a U.S. trade show that attracts an international audience might be the right step!. Some have support from FAS or state or regional agencies.

International Food Technologists IFT 2017 – June 25 – 28 // Las Vegas

Where Innovators come to play. When we think of all that needs to be done, that must be done to provide each and every person on the planet with a safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply.   Be immersed in the industry’s largest collection of food ingredient, equipment, processing, technology and packaging companies, all assembled under one roof.
More information: https://www.iddba.org/

Fancy Food Show – June 28 – 30 // New York

Summer Fancy Food Show is the most convenient and cost-effective way to meet buyers from every major food & beverage buying channel in the U.S. and around the world.
More information: https://www.specialtyfood.com/specialty-food-association/advertising-and-sponsorships/fancy-food-shows/

21st Americas Food and Beverage Show – September 25 – 26 // Miami

This event is the largest Americas focused food and beverage trade show in the Western Hemisphere.
More information: http://americasfoodandbeverage.com

Cochran Fellowship Program

The Cochran Fellowship Program (CFP) is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). It provides U.S.-based agricultural training opportunities for senior and mid-level specialists and administrators from public and private sectors who are concerned with agricultural trade, agribusiness development, management, policy, and marketing.

Over 20 years ago, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi envisioned providing training and support to help developing nations improve their agricultural systems and strengthen and enhance trade links with the United States.

For more information visit: https://www.fas.usda.gov/newsroom/usda-provides-one-stop-information-shop-ag-exporters

U.S. Government

U.S. Regional Trade Groups

U.S. Associations

Venzuelan Government 

Venzuelan Associations 

International Organizations

Other Links of Interest