Partnering for trade promotion brings benefits to federal trade promotion agencies and the private sector alike. Successful private-public partnerships bring together unique capabilities to create value for all parties involved.
Our corporate partners offer you world-class assistance in getting your goods to market, handling paperwork, financing deals for you and your buyer, managing risks and more. We’re dedicated to helping you succeed, every step of the way.
We select our partners very carefully and all go through a rigorous competitive process, assuring a perfect alignment of goals, services and capabilities. Watch this space as our list of strategic partners grows, as will your global opportunities…
To learn more about our Corporate Partners, we have provided you with the following list:
Baker & McKenzie has a global network of 3,600 attorneys, located in 70 locations throughout 38 countries. It provides expertise in international trade regulation and corporate compliance for most commercially significant countries in the world, including: customs laws and trade regulation, export controls and anti-boycott regulations, and antidumping and countervailing duty law.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, City National Bank (CNB) is backed by nearly $16 billion in total assets. Their domestic network consists of 62 offices, including 15 regional centers located in California, Nevada, and New York City. City National Bank specializes in commercial lending, private banking, cash management, international banking, and wealth management. It is a delegated authority lender of the U.S. Export-Import Bank and capable of providing government-backed working capital to domestic companies seeking to export their products and services.
Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated, which has assets in excess of $67 billion and is based in Dallas. Its domestic network consists of over 400 banking centers in the United States in Michigan, California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida; and international offices in Canada, Mexico, and China. Comerica Bank provides a broad spectrum of financial services, including: trust and international trade, export financing, and cash management.
eBay provides e-commerce platforms and online payment solutions worldwide. eBay collaborates with the Commercial Service at the eBay annual customer event, seminars on using the Internet to sell globally, and trade missions to India and other markets.
FedEx and the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) currently operate an initiative aimed at boosting exports from small and medium-size businesses. This unique public-private sector partnership was launched in mid-2004, when FedEx was selected via a competitive procurement process.
The primary function of the FedEx-CS initiative is to provide a unified framework of exporting services through private sector and U.S. government resources. Specifically, the initiative provides small and medium-size businesses with information and tools that address the complex facets of international trade.
Since the start of our alliance, FedEx and the CS have held more than 200 exporting seminars / outreach events around the world and exposed more than 10,000 small and medium-size businesses to exporting. We have also supported several trade missions to help companies explore business development opportunities in booming markets such as China, India and Latin America.
FedEx and the CS can effectively help businesses large and small streamline the export process through our joint resources. FedEx provides access to a growing global marketplace through a network of supply chain, transportation, business and information services serving more than 220 countries and territories. The CS has global trade specialists across the U.S. and in more than 80 countries. Together, our efforts are leading to dynamic changes in export assistance.
M&T Bank, founded in 1856 in Buffalo, NY, is among the nation’s 20 largest commercial bank holding companies.
M&T Bank is an active user of the Export-Import Bank’s programs that provides financing to foreign buyers of U.S capital goods and services. M&T's active markets include Mexico, Central and South America, India, Russia and Turkey.
Through M&T's partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service (CS), M&T hopes to reach many U.S. small and medium-sized businesses informing them how M&T and the U.S. Commercial Service can increase their export business. The goal is to increase exports with safe and secure payment mechanisms. Through joint CS/M&T supported seminars in foreign countries such as Mexico and India, the hope is to generate orders for U.S. capital goods and services with term financing guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank.
M&T Bank is also an aggressive user of the Ex-Im Bank and SBA programs which assist exporters in getting the working capital they need to fulfill their export orders.
PNC is a regional bank with significant experience in providing export finance. PNC works closely with the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and collaborates with the Commercial Service in export seminars and helping U.S. companies find markets in Latin America.
Following TD Bank Financial Group's acquisition of Commerce Bancorp Inc. on March 31, 2008, it was announced that operations of TD Banknorth and Commerce Bank will be combined under the brand name TD Commerce Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®. Commerce Bank, is a retailer of financial services with 470+ stores in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and Florida. TD Banknorth and Commerce Bank form one of the 20 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States with over $109 billion in assets, and provide customers with a full range of financial products and services at nearly 1,100 locations from Maine to Florida. TD Banknorth, Commerce Bank and TD Commerce Bank are trade names of TD Bank, N.A.
UPS and the U.S. Commercial Service have teamed up to help U.S. companies grow their exports. UPS offers a proven global track record that enables businesses to benefit from its international resources and export tools to streamline the export process and turn international trade into a competitive advantage.
UPS, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2007, is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
The U.S. Postal Service serves more than 9 million customers daily, at nearly 37,000 retail locations and has annual operating revenue of nearly $75 billion, including $2.0 billion in international shipments. It has one of the world's largest e-mail systems, delivering more than 13 million e-mails a day, with an average delivery time of less than 5 seconds. It delivered 3.6 billion e-mail messages in 2007. This amount has been growing at a rate of 35 percent per year.
The U.S. Postal Service does not receive tax dollars for operations. Is a self-supporting agency, using the revenue from the sale of postage, products, and services to pay expenses.
Zions Bank is a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation , which has over $50 billion in assets and is headquartered in Salt Lake City. Its domestic network consists of over 500 offices and 600 ATMs in 10 Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. Zions Bank specializes in foreign currency, trade finance, and management.
For More Information
To learn more about the U.S. Commercial Service Corporate Partner program and the next partner solicitation, contact Mark Brady, Executive Director of Marketing, Communications, and Partnerships at the U.S. Commercial Service. firstname.lastname@example.org