Countries that are open to international trade grow faster, are more productive, and provide higher income and greater opportunities for their citizens. Being part of the global economy through two-way trade has been proven to drive economic growth and reduce poverty – locally and globally. Likewise, having international and domestic customers can help commodities survive market downturns.
By any measure, USAEDC members’ export development programs have been tremendously successful and extremely cost-effective in helping maintain and expand U.S. agricultural exports, protect and create American jobs, strengthen farm income, and offset the government-supported advantages afforded foreign competitors.
The Case Studies featured here are simply a few great examples of our members’ successes around the world.