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The Southern United States Trade Association

is a non-profit organization that facilitates trade between small to medium-sized southern U.S. companies and overseas importers. Since 1973, SUSTA has worked with the Departments of Agriculture of the 15 southern states and Puerto Rico to promote the export of high-value food and agricultural products.

Food & Hotel Indonesia

Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation and one of the best-performing emerging markets. Private consumption, which accounts for about 60% of GDP, was an important factor in sustaining growth. Growth of real GDP will average about 5.3% in 2018 and the IMF predicts that Indonesia will be the world’s fifth largest economy by 2030. Explore this growing market with SUSTA!


Recent News

USDA Awards Agricultural Trade Promotion Program Funding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA awarded $200 million to 57 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program.

Maryland Department of Agriculture to Host Foreign Markets Seminar

The Maryland Dept of Ag and SUSTA to host a seminar with experts from Canada, China, the EU and India on Nov. 27.


Louisiana Ag Commissioner Mike Strain Elected to SUSTA's Executive Board

Louisiana Dept of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., will serve as past president. 


Long-term Strategy in Europe a Success for Louisiana Nursery

Louisiana-based Liriope Factory is the world's top producer of liriope. The General Manager said he could not have accomplished what he has without the help of SUSTA. "I couldn't develop the European market without SUSTA because it would be too expensive. The SUSTA organization also gives your company more credibility with potential customers."

Who We Are

We are proud to help food and agriculture companies meet the rising global demand for high-quality U.S. food and ag products. SUSTA delivers programs and services that allow Southern U.S. agribusinesses to Learn, Connect and Compete. Our programs bring results to companies at every stage of the export cycle. See how you can cultivate international markets.


Our Video

For over 30 years we have helped export thousands of products around the world. We take the complication out of exporting while connecting you to international buyers. With three unique programs you will find the perfect fit. Have questions about how to start? Watch our video to learn how SUSTA can help your agricultural business Succeed, Grow and Thrive.