Further Study

New Mexico and Regional & Global Trade

  • The Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA)
  • State Exports Data: Final Destination of Agricultural Products, Economic Research Service, USDA.
  • TradeStats Express™ – State Export Data. Trade to North America, NAFTA, Asia, Mexico and World by NAICS categories.
  • USDA. Foreign Agricultural Service. Trade and Agriculture:  What’s at Stake for New Mexico. September 2009
  • Free Trade and Federalism. National Council of State Legislatures.
  • Agricultural Trade. National Council of State Legislatures.


General Fair Trade

  • Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and the Ecosystems of Mexico and Central America, Edited by Christopher Bacon, et al. 2008 • 400 pp, MIT
  • Country-of-Origin Labeling. Iowa Beef Center. International Fair Trade Association (IFAT) and Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO). A CHARTER OF FAIR TRADE PRINCIPLES. 2008. European Observatory on Fair Trade Public Procurement. European Fair Trade Association.
  • “Fair Trade” and “Trade Justice.” Wikipedia.
  • Just Trade. Presbyterian Church web site.
  • World Trade Organization: Domestic Boxes that support local agriculture,

Trade Help and Governance on the Federal Level

  • Supplier Credit Guarantee Program (SCGP) – Provides guarantees for exporters that extend credit directly to importers for the purchase of U.S. agricultural commodities and products. The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) guarantees a portion of the payments due from importers, under short-term financing of up to 180 days. The program is called  and is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Small Business Administration program (SBA) – Administers an international trade loan program from which you can receive as much as $1,250,000 in combined working capital and facilities-and-equipment loans. The working-capital portion of the loan may be made according to the provisions of the Export Working Capital Program.
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) – Official export credit agency of the U. S., administers the program.
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) – Provides foreign credit risk protection to exporters and financing institutions. The which is the official export credit agency of the U. S., administers the program.

Potential Markets

  • U.S. Trade Reports – Commodity breakdown of exports and imports over a two- or five-year period. The  is a service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA.)
  • Bulk, Intermediate and Consumer (BICO) – Statistics on the size of the market you maybe targeting and the US share of the country’s imports. The reports are provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA.)
  • County Commercial Guides – Present a comprehensive look at various countries’ commercial environments, from an economic, political and market point of view. Country Commercial Guides (CCG’s) are prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies.
  • World Factbook – Information on the traditions, geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communications, and military of countries throughout the world. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) maintains this extensive resource.

Market Assessments

  • Reports – Covers topics such as market research, product briefs, food and agriculture import regulations and standards and exporter guides. FAS produces these reports on specific countries.
  • Terminal – International price information for fruits and vegetables is maintained on this site by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Customized Market Analysis – Detailed information needed to make efficient and effective export marketing decisions. This service is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC.)

General Strategies