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Eligibility

SUSTA's mission is to provide assistance to small businesses in the Southern U.S. who would like to promote U.S. food/agriculture in foreign markets. In order to comply with our mission, companies must meet a few basic eligibility requirements.

Can you answer 'yes' to all of these questions? 

  1. Are you headquartered in the SUSTA region?
  2. Is your company a U.S. business entity in good standing with your Secretary of State?
  3. Are you small by Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards?
    If not, you may be eligible to participate in the Agricultural Trade Promotion program. Contact SUSTA for more information.
  4. Do you have at least $50,000 in annual sales?
  5. Do your products have a brand?
  6. Do your products contain at least 50% U.S. agriculture? (This is determined by weight, excluding water and packaging weight)
  7. Do your packaging/labels have an eligible U.S. origin statement? (Examples: Made in America, Product of Kentucky)

If you answered yes, then it is time to create your MySUSTA Account

Here are screenshots of the process to help you along!