International Trade Assistance Center

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P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330-672-4080
or 800-793-0912
International: 001-330-672-4080

International Trade-Related Web Sites

Bureau of industry and Security The Bureau of Industry and Security webpage provides information regarding policies and regulations, Licensing, compliance and enforcement in regard to U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives. (USCS Offices worldwide)  The U.S. Commercial Service offers ways to grow your international sales through world-class market research, trade events that promote your product or service to qualified buyers, introductions to qualified buyers and distributors, and counseling through every step of the export process.

Census Bureau- Foreign Trade Divisions This web page provides up-to-date facts and statistics regarding compliance and international trade.

Export- Import Bank of the U.S. The Export Import Bank assists large and small U.S. companies with turning export opportunities into real sales. They provide working capital guarantees (pre-export financing); export credit insurance; and loan guarantees and direct loans (buyer financing).

Foreign Agricultural Services  The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.

International Trade Administration The International Trade Administration aids U.S. businesses by promoting trade and investment, strengthening industry competitiveness, and ensuring fair trade.

Office of Foreign Assets Control (US Treasury) The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.

Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) OPIC helps U.S. businesses invest overseas, fosters economic development in new and emerging markets, compliments the private sector in managing risk associated with foreign direct investment and supports U.S. foreign policy.

Showcase Europe Showcase Europe is the U.S. Commercial Service gateway to European export markets! The U.S. Commercial Service at U.S. Embassies and Consulates works with companies to increase exports to Europe of U.S. products and services. You’ll find trade opportunities, new business partners, market research and one-on-one assistance for the industries listed below.

Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the U.S.

State Department- Defense Trade Controls empowers individuals, organizations and businesses by providing unique up-to-date information regarding international trade.

State Department- Traveler Information This website provides the latest up-to-date information regarding international travel, visas, passports and international law and policy.

Trade and Development Agency  The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) advances economic development and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle income countries. The agency funds various forms of technical assistance, early investment analysis, training, orientation visits and business workshops that support the development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment.

Trade Information Center (ITA) 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.

U.S. Commercial Services  U.S. Commercial Services offices work with your company to help you get started in exporting or increase your sales to new global markets. Their services include: world class market research, trade events that promote your product or service to qualified buyers, introductions to qualified buyers and distributors, and counseling and advocacy through every step of the export process.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection  CBP is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws.

U.S. International Trade Commission The USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb provides international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public full-time and free of charge.

U.S. Trade Representative  The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is an agency of more than 200 people, a highly committed group of professionals who have decades of specialized experience in trade issues and regions of the world. They negotiate directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, resolve disputes and participate in global trade policy organizations.