Internation Export Program

In conjunction with the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

(Open to US Manufactured Products Only)

  • Global Market Survey and Export Plan
  • Access to Global Markets and International Trade Events
  • Foreign Distribution Strategy
  • Global Business Development Team
  • Vetted Market Entry Strategy
  • Foreign Distribution Strategy
  • Guaranteed 3-5 Distribution Contacts in Each Foreign Market

FINDING FOREIGN MARKETS

Determine which overseas market is best for your product or service.  Exporting in response to international demand or taking a proactive approach? Either will require research on market trends and conditions to find the best way to engage your business.

One of the challenges U.S. exporters face in expanding their export sales is how to find international buyers. This is especially true for smaller U.S. companies, as they often don’t have the in-house resources to locate reputable overseas partners. The U.S. Commercial Service has a global network of trade experts across the U.S. and “boots-on-the-ground” trade professionals in foreign countries. Through our customized services, trade experts can pre-qualify and identify the best prospects in your country of interest and arrange face-to-face meetings.

Your company may already have found foreign customers through your website, trade shows, and other avenues. However, there is great opportunity to enhance your proactive exporting strategy by looking into additional, far-reaching sales channels ideally suited to your product or service. This can be a local sales agent, representative or distributor with specific industry expertise in identifying opportunities and familiarity with local regulations, logistics, and after-sales service. In addition, the use of web, social media, and cross-border eCommerce to find international buyers will only continue to grow. Before signing any sales agreement, engage an attorney who is familiar with the local laws of that country.

Plan your market entry the right way – use market research to learn your product’s potential in a given market, the best prospects for success, and the market’s business practices before you first export.

If you’re just beginning to sell internationally, narrow your focus by concentrating on no more than two or three best-prospect markets.

Country Commercial Guides (CCGs)
If you are looking for detailed foreign market intelligence, the U.S. Commercial Service’s Country Commercial Guides were written by U.S. Embassy trade experts worldwide and include:

  • Market Overview, Challenges, Opportunities & Entry Strategies
  • Political Environment
  • Selling U.S. Products and Services
  • Leading Sectors for U.S. Exports and Investment
  • Trade Regulations, Customs and Standards
  • Investment Climate Statement
  • Trade and Project Financing
  • Business Travel

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