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A New Era for the US & Foreign Commercial Service

This video includes:
• A new suite of U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service exporter tools and services aimed to help U.S. companies explore new markets, connect with buyers, secure financing, and fast track to global success. These new tools were announced by US. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the “E Star” Awards Ceremony for Exports on May 14.

• The “E Star” Awards Ceremony that was led by Diane Farrell International Trade Administration Under Secretary, who also spoke at the NADEC Conference held on May 13, 2024.

View the Press release giving full details of the new Export programs here.

The resources below are provided courtesy of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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 to start your search. You can also set up an account and then sign up for email alerts for specific topics or bills.

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The Daily Journal of the United States Government.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

A Basic Guide to Exporting

This guide from the International Trade Administration addresses these issues head-on, providing the information you need to confidently begin selling overseas. 

You can download the entire 239-page PDF book, or a specific chapter by clicking the button below. 

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Country Commercial Guides

The trade experts working at U.S. embassies and consulates have updated the Country Commercial Guides. Get an updated assessment of global business opportunities, market conditions, regulations, and business customs prepared at the 

U.S. Embassies worldwide by the Commerce Department, State Department, and other U.S. agencies’ professionals. You will get great tips on doing business abroad! Start your export research by clicking the button below and choosing a country from one of the dropdown menus.

The National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) works to support the regional District Export Councils throughout the United States.






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