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Commercialization & Contracts

Export Assistance

The links in this section are to programs that promote the exchange of information, contacts, advice, and events that foster international trade in environmental technology. Sources that address export market funding are listed in the Business Planning and Funding section of this website area.


Resource

U.S. Commercial Service

Link

http://www.trade.gov/cs/


International Trade Administration, U.S. DOC
1401 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20230

Tel: 800-872-8723

E-mail: tic@trade.gov

Description

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. The U.S. Commercial Service uses Export.gov, the U.S. Government's export portal, as its main online resource for exporting U.S. clients' market research, trade events, trade leads, and information on how to export.

Related Links:

Resource

International Buyer Program, U.S. DOC

Link

http://export.gov/ibp/


International Trade Administration, U.S. DOC
1401 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20230

Tel: 800-872-8723

E-mail: tic@trade.gov

Description

The International Buyer Program recruits foreign end-users and distributors to visit top U.S. trade shows. It helps organize meetings and provide matchmaking services and business counseling to help U.S. companies generate sales. The program brings thousands of international buyers each year to meet with U.S. companies at major trade shows in the United States. These activities provide opportunities to meet with potential sales representatives and strategic partners without ever leaving the country. Each year the U.S. Commercial Service selects and promotes trade shows representing leading industrial sectors: The International Buyer Program is a component of the U.S. Commercial Service.

Resource

Market Access and Compliance (MAC) On-Line, U.S. DOC

Link

http://trade.gov/mac/index.asp


International Trade Administration, U.S. DOC
1401 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20230

Tel: 800-872-8723

Description

MAC is a service maintained by the Department of Commerce to help American companies and workers obtain market access and achieve full compliance by foreign nations with trade agreements they sign with the U.S.

U.S. exporters sometimes encounter trade barriers. For instance, a country may only allow products to enter the most inconvenient port or treat imported goods differently than domestic goods. MAC receives calls from businesses, associations, and international U.S. commercial offices, and develops a plan to solve the problem. MAC also addresses compliance problems related to the over 250 trade agreements to which the U.S. is a party. Once a problem is identified, MAC organizes a team to outline and implement a solution.

The MAC team is divided into country and regional experts and staff specializing in specific trade agreements. The website maintains a series of sites that act as information resources for those interested a variety of topics, including:
  • Special American Business Internship Training Program: SABIT
  • Trade Compliance Center: TCC
  • North American Free Trade Agreement: NAFTA
  • TransAtlantic Business Dialogue: TABD


Related Links:

Resource

Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Link

http://www.sba.gov/content/us-export-assistance-ce
nters

Description

Finding overseas markets, dealing with the initial complexities of exporting, and financing export sales are some of the challenges facing smaller firms seeking to participate in international trade. To help meet these challenges, the U.S. Small Business Administration offers aid to current and potential small exporters through two major programs: business development assistance and financial assistance. These programs are provided through a network of field offices around the country.

Resource

Global Trade and Technology Network

Link

http://www.usgtn.net/


126 Westgate Drive
Edison, NJ 08820

Tel: 908-668-1865

E-mail: Peter Fleischmann (pfleischmann@usgtn.net)

Description

The Global Trade & Technology Network (GTN), formerly funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is now run by Internet Distribution Services. GTN's objective is to promote economic growth in developing countries through trade, investment, and technology transfer. GTN offers several programs and a network of trade specialists in 39 countries to help companies with their international trade transactions.

GTN assists small- and medium-sized enterprises to build trade linkages, identify investment opportunities, and access technologies. GTN firms are linked together by a user-friendly Internet-based trading platform, which matches registered companies via technology and product codes. GTN's E-commerce platform enables firms to establish international trade linkages through direct sales or direct purchases, agents/distributorships, licensing and franchise agreements, and joint ventures. Its services are available to firms in all sectors in all industry sectors in Africa, Asia, Near East, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States.

GTN features targeted programs to assist U.S. firms in the environment, energy, and information and communications technology sectors. These technologies help firms in emerging markets build production capacity, become more competitive, and become potential global partners for U.S. firms. For the environmental sector, GTN works closely with USAID's partner program, the Eurasian-American Partnership for Environmentally Sustainable Economies (EcoLinks).

Resource

U.S. Export Assistance Center

Link

http://www.exportassistance.com/


Butler Building, Suite 210-C
100 N. 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tel: (612) 348-1638
Fax: 612/348-1650

E-mail: help@exportassistance.com

Description

This center provides export assistance information, international trade news, networking, export services, and links that access U.S. Government and commercial export resources. The center is sponsored by the Minnesota District Export Council, a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets.

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