Export Assistance

Strengthening markets at home by selling more products abroad.

CWT’s Export Assistance program assists CWT member cooperatives with exporting eligible dairy products and establishing overseas markets for their members’ milk.

The Export Assistance program helps U.S. dairy farmers by assisting CWT member cooperatives in expanding the market for U.S. dairy products overseas. The financial assistance that CWT provides – when conditions indicate it is justified – helps U.S. dairy products to compete in the intensely competitive world market.


How to Bid

CWT member cooperatives submit requests for financial help in making sales to specified markets of dairy products that the CWT Committee has determined are eligible for assistance. Those products include cheese, butterfat, and whole milk powder. Nonfat dry milk powder and whey powders are not eligible to receive assistance.

The CWT member requesting assistance submits an export assistance application. The information required on the form includes the product to be exported, the buyer and the country the product is being exported to, the quantity of the product to be sold, the delivery schedule, and the amount of export assistance being requested.

CWT’s expert analysts then carefully review each bid with a particular focus on international markets and prices. If the amount of assistance requested is economically justified, financial support is approved.

The CWT member must deliver the product within the period specified with the bid. Only after CWT receives documents proving that the product has been shipped and delivered to the specified market is export assistance paid to the exporter.

2018 CWT Export Assistance Operating Procedures. Rev 4182018 The Export Assistance Operating Procedures.

Form – 2019 CWT Export Assistance Application The Export Assistance application.

Form – CWT Export Assistance Reimbursement CWT Export Assistance Reimbursement Form.