Table: Exports Experts

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.

Export Hotline


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.

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