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A Basic Guide To Exporting
This "Exporting 101" primer is indexed by chapter and can be reviewed in its entirety online. A must for the new to export company. Prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce with the assistance of a wide range of other U.S. Government agencies.


Manufacturing and Services
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Manufacturing and Services unit has advocacy offices in many industry sectors. Here are links to specific industry offices:

Basic Industries
Consumer Goods
Environmental Technologies
Export Trading Company Affairs
Forest Products
Medical Equipment
Textiles and Apparel

Access the Manufacturing and Services' Directory of Analysts to locate an industry specific trade specialist

Trade Information Center
The Trade Information Center (TIC) is the resource for information on all U.S. Government export assistance programs from over 20 federal agencies. Connect with the TIC in three convenient ways:

1. Visit the TIC Web Site web site.
2. Call Toll FREE: 1-800-USA-TRADE
3. EMAIL: (Please include your name and phone number).

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. FAS operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.


MyExports Buyers Guide & Web Site
MyExports is a multimedia advertising opportunity for U.S. Exporters. Through low-cost display advertising in the annual buyers guide and online exposure in the MyExports online directory, U.S. Exporters can cost effectively reach foreign buyers.

MyExports is a collaboration between Global Publishers and U.S. Department of Commerce 's Export Trading Company Affairs.  MyExports Buyers Guide is distributed by the U.S. Department of Commerce through U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 150 countries. The MyExports web site is promoted throughout the Department of Commerce export promotion program.

The BuyUSA online marketplace offers one-stop company-to-company matchmaking and international business counseling to connect suppliers of U.S. products and services with international firms interested in representing or distributing them worldwide.

BuyUSA is a collaboration of the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce and IBM Corporation.

Commercial News USA
Commercial News USA is an official U.S. Department of Commerce monthly export catalog-magazine. It is an ideal way for all U.S. companies to showcase products and increase export sales with a minimal investment. The Department of Commerce distributes Commercial News USA through U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 150 countries.


Country Commercial Guides
U.S. Embassy staff produce annual Commercial Guides on dozens of foreign countries. Each report contains comprehensive information about each country's economy, political environment, trade statistics, leading industry sectors for U.S. products, trade regulations, investment climate, market research and trade events.

Industry Sector Analyses
The Commercial Service USATRADE.GOV web site offers succinct, international market information on specific industries that can help determine market potential, market size, and competitors for your products and services.


Market Access and Compliance
Market Access and Compliance works to obtain market access for American firms and workers and to achieve full compliance by foreign nations with trade agreements they sign with our country. For specific Market Access information visit these web sites:


Export Finance Matchmaker
By filling out a online Query Form, Export Finance Matchmaker will match U.S. Exporters and International Buyers of U.S. products with sources of export finance or risk mitigation. Request are computer matched with information already collected from financing/risk mitigation firms from the private sector.

Types of services for finance include Pre-Export Working Capital, Direct Loan to International Buyer, Forfaiting, Documentary Products, Export Insurance as well as Miscellaneous Types of services.

The Export Import Bank
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is an independent U.S. Government agency that provides guarantees of working capital loans for U.S. exporters and guarantees the repayment of loans or makes loans to foreign purchasers of U.S. goods and services. Ex-Im Bank also provides insurance that protects U.S. exporters against the risks of non-payment by foreign buyers.


Export America Magazine
Export America is a monthly publication of The U.S. Department of Commerce which offers global market and industry sector news, exporting technical advice, and success stories from small and medium sized U.S. Exporters.

This monthly magazine for businesses selling farm products overseas provides tips on exporting, descriptions of markets with the greatest sales potential, and information on export assistance available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The audience is U.S. agricultural producers, exporters, trade organizations, state departments of agriculture and any other export-oriented organization.

Trade Events
The U.S. Commercial Service sponsors domestic and international trade events. Visit their trade event section of their web site to find out more about Trade Missions, Conferences, Catalog Exhibitions, the International Buyer Program, US Pavillions and more

To search a database of Domestic Trade Events, click here.
To search a database of International Trade Events, click here.

Free Trade Area of the Americas
Office of NAFTA & Inter-American Affairs
China Gateway
Russia & Newly Independent States
African Growth & Opportunity Act
Trade Compliance Center
Caribbean Basin Initiative
AMBIT Program for N. Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland
Central and Eastern Europe Business Information Center
Andean Trade Preference Act
Special American Business Internship Trading Program
Office of Japan

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