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BEA is an independent, principal federal statistical agency that promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee advises the Secretaries of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the commercial operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and related Treasury and DHS functions.
The Office of Trade Relations (OTR) serves as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) point of contact for the international trade community. Situated within the Office of the Commissioner, OTR is responsible for industry engagement, dissemination of information, and solicitation of input from both the trade and partner government agencies (PGAs).
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)
is the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system for the benefit of U.S. exporters, importers, and the U.S. consumer.
The Library of Congress maintains a search website for tracking the status of legislation, including bills affecting trade and transportation, as they move through the House and Senate. Go to www.congress.gov to start your search. You can also set up an account and then sign up for email alerts for specific topics or bills.
The Daily Journal of the United States Government.
SBA works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
U.S. Commercial Service aims to help you export successfully. Whether you are a new or experienced exporter, the U.S. Commercial Service’s global network of export experts in more than 100 U.S. cities and 80 global markets can help you find opportunities, reduce uncertainty and make new export sales.
US Department of Commerce, Int’l Trade Administration manages this global trade website to provide access to ITA information on compliance with trade laws and agreements and strengthen the competitiveness of US industry.
Export resources to help you succeed globally
Country Commercial Guides * Export Webinars * Exporter’s Resources Data Base
This publication has very useful trade information, all in one convenient place: articles, data, and links to help you develop international business.
Export-U delivers the training you need to make profitable export sales. Our webinars show you how to find the best export markets for your goods and how to sell into them. And now, our Exporter’s Resource Database offers a wealth of trade information to help you succeed at exporting.
This is a free training website operated by the Georgia District Export Council and the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Atlanta.
Some highlights from past webinars:
Growing Your Brand in Mexico and Canada – Learn about the USMCA Environment to grow your brand!
Mexico and Canada are highly profitable and attractive export markets but you need website localization and a targeted online marketing strategy to succeed!
China is a complex market! Here’s what you need to know!
This video discusses the main challenges that US exporters face when entering the Chinese market, and the most important best-practices exporters need to be aware of upon entering this unique and rewarding market. The environment of tightening firewalls and restrictions is high on the list of considerations. Exporters must be aware that common online platforms including Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn are all blocked in China. So how do you succeed and grow your brand in this unique environment?
Are you currently selling in Europe? Here’s what you need to know about the Digital Market’s Act!
If you are currently exporting to Europe or trying to break into this market, here’s what you need to know! The European Parliament recently passed the Digital Markets Act to provide better opportunities for smaller businesses and greater choice for consumers. Watch this video to get insights and learn best-practices to grow your brand and boost your exports in Europe.
Getting Trade Show Ready! Here’s how to prepare for in-person, hybrid, or virtual trade shows!
Trade shows, either in-person, digital or hybrid, are excellent ways for businesses to build up brand awareness, network and showcase new products and services. Exhibitors that leverage digital solutions will be able to present their brand and products in a compelling way, network more effectively and nurture leads. Watch this video to get insights and learn best-practices for your trade show success.