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Global Market Opportunities

OTA brings the U.S. organic industry to developing markets around the world. We create new opportunities for organic products through international promotions, organic exporter education, business to business connections, and trade negotiations.

AlertOTA export promotion investment yields high returns for organic, USDA awards OTA almost $900,000 in market promotion funds. Read the full press release

OTA’s organic export initiatives are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Market Access Program (MAP). Since 1999, FAS has awarded millions of dollars to OTA to help expand commercial export markets for U.S. organic products. This support has enabled OTA and US producers to showcase their certified organic products around the world including Canada, France, Germany, Korea and Japan.  MAP funds also support the development and maintenance of Organic Export Directory, a resource for foreign buyers looking for USDA certified organic products.  OTA aims to showcase and educate key target markets on the quality, integrity, and variety of USDA certified organic products available for export around the world. 
"These programs are an important investment in rural America. Every dollar we invest in trade promotion provides $35 in economic benefits."
                                 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Existing Equivelency Agreements

U.S. // Swiss   U.S. // Korea   U.S. // Japan   U.S. // European Union   U.S. // Canada

Learn More

Global Organic Trade Guide                U.S. Organic Export Directory   


OTA's U.S. Organic Worldwide Annual Report 2016  OTA's U.S. Organic Worldwide Annual Report 2015            

Monique Marez
Director, International Trade
(202) 403-8515
Bob Anderson
Senior International Trade Advisor
(814) 571-1063
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) staffs 96 offices in 75 countries around the world. FAS Foreign Service Officers (FSO) and Locally-Employed Staff (LES) also monitor and report on the agricultural trade matters of an additional 94 countries. The USDA FAS web site offers a fully searchable overseas office directory online.

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