Key Business Links
U.S. Government Resources
- International Trade Administration: A division of the Department of Commerce that supports U.S. companies in foreign trade.
- Export.gov: Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today's global marketplace. Export.gov also hosts information on the National Export Initiative.
- Export Import Bank of the United States: The Export-Import Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.
- National IPR Center: The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government's response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides support to U.S. small businesses and small –business owners across the nation through capital (loans), access to federal contracts, and counseling.
- USDA Foreign Agricultural Service: The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. Their website contains market reports, as well as information on trade policy and export assistance for agricultural products.
- American Chamber of Commerce in Canada: American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) advance the interests of American business overseas. They are voluntary associations of American companies and individuals doing business in a particular country, as well as firms and individuals of that country who operate in the U.S. Currently, 115 AmChams in 102 countries are affiliated with U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada) is a private, non-profit, membership organization that promotes the two-way flow of trade and investment between Canada and the United States.