In a confusing world, here's where would-be world traders can head for a little help
International Trade Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Provides exporting tips and solutions to common trade problems. Hosts a database of country guides and lists of potential foreign partners.
U.S. Export-Import Bank
Allows small companies to apply online for export financing. Sponsors export training seminars nationwide.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Provides directory of international chambers of commerce and links to their Web pages.
U.S. Trade & Development Agency
Provides business leads in developing countries. Offers training grants and workshops.
Provides market research on 140 countries and several industries, free of charge.
The Federation of International Trade Associations
Operates database of global trade shows. Provides links to sites for trade leads.
Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration
Provides comprehensive guide to exporting and tips on applying for export financing.