Export Counseling is an important service offered by the U.S. Commercial Service to Minnesota companies that are exploring international markets. The ability to pick up the phone and call one of the experienced Trade Specialists at our Minneapolis office is an extremely valuable resource. The 4 member staff at the Minneapolis office of the U.S. Commercial Service has more than 50 years of combined experience in international trade. On a daily basis, Trade Specialists work with Minnesota companies and individuals that are both seasoned exporters who are expanding their international presence and those who are working through the export process for the very first time. The U.S. Commercial Service's mission is to "support U.S. commercial interests in the United States and help companies increase sales and market share around the world."

Here are a few topics that the International Trade Specialists can assist you with through export counseling.

  • International Marketing
  • International Shipping
  • Market Research Reports
  • Finding Contacts
  • Promoting Products in Foreign Markets
  • Export Finance Resources
  • Export Documentation
  • Incoterms 2000/Getting Paid
  • Foreign Import Requirements
  • Foreign Standards
  • Trade Agreements (WTO, NAFTA, etc.)
  • Foreign Investments
  • Foreign Tariffs/Taxes
  • U.S. Export Regulations

Please call us at 612-348-1638 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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