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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.

Brazil Inbound Trade Mission

Brazil is one of the leading economies in Latin America and in the world (7th largest). Introduce your products to Brazilian buyers in Chicago (at PLMA) or in Atlanta during one-on-one meetings organized by SUSTA. 

Recent News

An Update from USAEDC – SUSTA Continues to Work for You

U.S. export cooperator groups gather, learn about USDA efforts on trade and share best practices with each other.


This report provides statistical data and analysis on organic packaged food and drink products in the retail marketplace. 

U.S., China ink historic milled rice import agreement that could provide big opportunity for Louisiana mills, farmers

A historic trade agreement with China will allow exports of milled rice from the United States, providing a big opportunity for Louisiana rice mills.

Florida Mint and Lip Balm Company Now in Italy

In 2016, Brian Schroeder, Director at Kizable, LLC, traveled to Shanghai to exhibit at SIAL China. At the trade show, he met a prospective Italian client. A year later and Kizable is exporting to Italy for the first time.

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.