WUSATA Programs

*Disclaimer: This post was originally found on WUSATA’s website: https://www.wusata.org/whatwedo/fundmatchprogram/

Explore Global Trade and expand your export markets with Global Connect.

Global Connect brings you multiple options and opportunities to explore export Global Trade options. Discover new export markets, connect with international buyers, and increase your global distribution. As a Global Connect participant, you will receive a wide variety of services including:

  • Introductions to, and trade leads from, qualified buyers in export markets
  • Inclusion in buying missions, international trade shows, and other promotional activities
  • Technical and logistical support
  • Meeting and event interpreters

We work alongside Project Managers from our Member States and tap into the local market expertise of Agricultural Trade Offices (ATO) and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to create programs that benefit western small and medium-sized agribusinesses in food service, retail and media sectors at all stages of export growth.

Participant Benefit

1) Join any activity in the WUSATA region, including those outside of your home state. 2) WUSATA leverages long-standing relationships and spending power to provide the best deals, promotional real-estate and connections. 3) Activities include educational components to boost your working knowledge and confidence. 4) Explore markets without the high expenditures or costly mistakes.


Increase your export marketing budget with FundMatch.

Did you know that the average FundMatch participant reports at least 143:1 return on investment? FundMatch doubles your export marketing budget while expanding your reach by providing 50% cost reimbursement on eligible international marketing expenses. Your company can request funds ranging from $2,500 to $300,000 through a yearly application process, based on exporting experience.

First Year Applicant: New Exporter $2,500 - $25,000. Experienced Exporter $2,500 - $50,000. Applicant 1+ years in FundMatch: $2,500 - $300,000 (max)
Allocation amounts available to FundMatch Participants. The minimum funding request is $2,500, which means that you must spend $5,000 in promotional activities to be reimbursed $2,500 (50%) by WUSATA.

Eligible FundMatch expenses cover a flexible and wide range of export marketing activities. This allows you to tailor your planning to meet specific country goals. To take your savings even further, many of the low-cost events offered through Global Connect are also eligible for reimbursement through FundMatch.

Do you qualify? The information provided in this section will help you decide if FundMatch is right for you. After you explore the basic steps, we encourage you to contact us to see how FundMatch could work for your company. Reach us at 360-693-3373 or by email.

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