The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the International Trade Administration and helps U.S. small and medium sized business grow their international sales.
How They Help Companies: leverage their global network and proven trade expertise to meet your exporting needs. Whether you are looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional markets, they offer the experience and services you need to grow international sales of your U.S. made products and servies.
Please visit http://export.gov/index.asp for more details.
Country Commercial Guides: Provides free, comprehensive information on countries and explains market conditions, best export prospects, financing, finding distributors, and legal and cultural issues.
Customized Market Research: Provides U.S. firms with customized information on overseas markets. Companies have the flexibility to design their own set of questions or choose from a core menu of standardized questions.
International Partner Search: Identify up to 6 qualified distributors, agents, representatives, licensees, or other partners that have expressed an interest in partnering with your company.
Gold Key Service: Arrange face-to-face meetings with pre-screened contacts in the target market. The GKS is flexible and can include other services, such as transportation, interpretation, and disount hotel.
International Company Profile: A background report on individual, foreign firms compiled by our overseas specialists. It contains information about the firm's business activities, standing in the local business community, credit worthiness, and overall reliability and suitability as a trade partner
Single Company Promotion: Provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate. Our staff overseas assist in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktain reception, or similar event in a well recognized location
Featured U.S. Exporters (FUSE): A directory of U.S. products featured on Commercial Services websites abroad. Translated into the local languages of business, this year-long promotion allows companies to target 5 different markets for a nominal fee: www.export.gov/fuse
International Trade Shows: feature your product at a U.S. initiated Exhibit or display in the U.S. Pavilion at selected domestic and international trade shows. Companies often utilize our matchmaking services during major international trade shows to meet with key industry contacts.
International Buyers Program: U.S. Commercial Service recruits qualified foreign buyers, sales representatives, and business partners to U.S. trade shows. Increase international exposure without travel: www.export.gov/ibp
Advocacy in Foreign Tenders: Leverage U.S. Government resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
Overcoming Trade Obstacles: Help your firm overcome barriers, bureaucratic hurdles, or unfair trade practices abroad to ensure that your company can compete and sell its U.S. products and services. Companies benefit from coordinated, government-to-government engagement to help resolve unfair business practices.
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