U.S. Commercial Service Products and Services
The U.S. Commercial Service is part of the International Trade Administration but delivers its online content through the U.S. Government’s export portal, Export.gov. The programs described below will link you to Export.gov.
Counseling and Advocacy
U.S. Commercial Service trade specialists near you work directly with our team of experts overseas in getting you the information and advice that you need to succeed. We can help you:
- Determine the best markets for your products and services
- Develop an effective export strategy
- Evaluate international competitors
- Identify and comply with legal and regulatory issues
- Locate export financing
- Settle disputes
- Win contract bids
- Learn about cultural issues and business protocol
Find a U.S. Export Assistance Center near you or call 1-800-USA-Trade.
Get a competitive edge with U.S. Commercial Service Advocacy. U.S. diplomats and other officials help your company when unanticipated problems arise-- resolve payment issues, settle disputes, win contracts, and overcome regulatory hurdles. Support can include government-to-government meetings by U.S. Commercial Service officers and ambassadors with high-level foreign government officials, in addition to direct intervention with international companies.
Platinum Key Service
Get long-term, comprehensive, customized support to achieve your business goals. The Platinum Key Service is solution-oriented and custom-tailored to your needs. Identify markets, launch products, develop major project opportunities, resolve market entry questions, and receive assistance on regulatory matters. Our in-country trade specialists will work closely with you to identify needs, provide progress reports, and ensure timely resolution.
Market Research Library
Accurate, up-to-date information lets you target the best international markets. Our comprehensive market research includes overviews on doing business in more than 120 countries and profiles of 110 industry sectors. You can also get updates on new regulations, currency fluctuations, business trends, and government-financed projects. Much of this research is available at no charge.
Customized Market Research
Recieve specific intelligence on the export prospects for your product or service in a potential market.
Finding International Partners
International Partner Search
Find qualified buyers, partners, or agents without traveling overseas with the International Partner Search. U.S. Commercial Service specialists will deliver detailed company information about up to five international companies that have expressed an interest in your company's products and services.
Gold Key Matching Service
Save time and money by letting the U.S. Commercial Service help you find a buyer, partner, agent or distributor. The Gold Key Service provides you with one-on-one appointments with pre-screened potential agents, distributors, sales representatives, association and government contacts, licensing or joint venture partners, and other strategic business partners in your targeted export market.
Commercial News USA
Promote your products and services to more than 400,000 international buyers in 145 countries. Commercial News USA is a product catalog distributed by U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, and has a proven track record of high response rates and solid sales results.
View announcements from qualified international companies looking to source U.S. products and services and advertise government tender projects through our trade leads database. All of our trade leads are pre-screened by our U.S. embassy or consulate staff overseas and are provided as a free service for U.S. exporters. Search the Trade Leads List.
International Company Profile
Prevent costly mistakes with quick, low-cost credit checks or due-diligence reports on international companies. Before you do business with a prospective agent, distributor, or partner, the International Company Profile will give you the background information you need to evaluate the company.
Trade Events and Related Services
Trade Fair Certification
Exhibiting at a trade show abroad can lead to tremendous export opportunities for U.S. companies. This is why the Trade Fair Certification Program was created: to help companies like yours make important exhibiting decisions and free you of many of the concerns you may have about exhibiting outside the United States.
International Buyer Program
Find new international business partners at U.S. trade shows with the International Buyer Program. The IBP recruits more than 125,000 foreign buyers and distributors to 32 U.S. trade shows per year. U.S. Commercial Service trade specialists arrange meetings for U.S. exporters and international delegates and provide export counseling at the show's International Business Center.
Meet face-to-face with prescreened international business contacts in promising markets with U.S. Commercial Service trade missions. Trade missions save you time and money by allowing you to maximize contact with qualified distributors, sales representatives, or partners in one to four countries. Search the Trade Events List for current trade missions.
Looking for an affordable, low-risk way to promote your products and services in promising markets around the world? Increase your company's international sales potential by showcasing your products and services with the International Catalog Exhibition Program. Search the Trade Events List for current Catalog Events.