Foreign Agricultural Service

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.

FAS has the primary responsibility for USDA’s international activities – market development, trade agreements and negotiations, and the collection and analysis of statistics and market information. It also administers USDA’s export credit guarantee and food aid programs, and helps increase income and food availability in developing nations by mobilizing expertise for agriculturally led economic growth.

FAS also enhances U.S. agriculture’s competitiveness by providing linkages to global resources and international organizations.

Address in Sofia

U.S. Embassy
16 ” Kozyak” Street
1408 Sofia
tel. 359-2-939-5774
e-mail: agsofia@fas.usda.gov

FAS Staff

Jonn Slette – Agricultural Attaché (based in Poland)
Tel. (48) 22 504-2336

Mila Boshnakova – Agricultural Specialist
Tel. 359-2-939-5720

Alexander Todorov – Agricultural Marketing Specialist
Tel. 359-2-939-5774

USDA/FAS Trade Leads Service is Available!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) has recently re-launched the Trade Leads service. The Bulgarian importers of U.S. food and agricultural products can now request that the local FAS office produce a list of U.S. suppliers that can provide the products they seek.

IMPORTERS: To receive support from the FAS office in finding U.S. agricultural exporters that can meet your needs, please contact us at agsofia@fas.usda.gov.

In 2012, The FDA issued guidance regarding registration requirements for food manufacturing facilities.  Domestic and foreign food facilities must be registered with FDA.

Help desk –  furls@fda.gov
Phone: 800-216-7331 or 301-575-0156