SUSTA opens the door to a world of opportunity
SUSTA helps small companies in the Southern United States promote value-added U.S. food and agricultural products to foreign markets.
We are a non-profit, and our funding is provided by the USDA’s Market Access Program, our Member States, and private companies. Through the Market Access Program, the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service partners with SUSTA and small businesses to share the costs of overseas marketing and promotional activities that help build commercial export markets for U.S. agricultural products.
Our export assistance is varied and can be customized to a degree to meet the needs of companies in our region.
SUSTA is one of four non-profit State Regional Trade Groups (SRTG) that promote U.S. food and agricultural exports. The SRTGs were established as a cooperative effort between the State Departments of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA)Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to facilitate trade between local U.S. food companies and international buyers.