U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is the nation’s premier  export promotion agency. Leveraging their Six Sigma best practice engagement methodology, the International Expansion Blueprint (IEB), they can help you develop and implement a sound export strategy, and find qualified overseas business partners.


The U.S. Commercial Service – Minnesota

The U.S. Commercial Service in Minnesota is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration.  Located in downtown Minneapolis, this office of International Trade Specialists provide U.S. companies with significant support in their export endeavors.  In addition to the local office in Minneapolis, the USCS network includes offices in every state, and in over 80 countries. These overseas locations are based in U.S. embassies and consulates and are staffed by American Commercial Diplomats and locally-hired business specialists.

Use the link below to contact your local trade specialists (Note that in some cases, MN companies may be served by the Fargo, ND or Sioux Falls, SD offices.)

On a daily basis, USCS Trade Specialists work with exporters to optimize their export operations.  Here are a few topics they can help you with:

  • Website Globalization
  • International Marketing
  • International Shipping
  • Market Research
  • Finding Contacts
  • Promoting Products in Foreign Markets
  • International Financial Strategies
  • Export Finance Resources
  • Export Documentation
  • Market Access – Tariff/Non-Tariff
  • Foreign Import Requirements
  • Foreign Standards
  • Trade Agreements (WTO, NAFTA, etc.)
  • Foreign Investments
  • Foreign Tariffs/Taxes
  • U.S. Export Regulations

Click here for a more detailed article on the USCS.

We are grateful to the U.S. Commercial Service for its generous sponsorship of Export-U  for more than a decade.

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