International Trade Assistance on Export.gov
export sales happen. Expand your international business. Solve trade
problems. Finance your export transactions. Find these topics and
more on this one-stop for international trade assistance.
Their Goods Free Online
American exporters export their goods, the United States Government
no longer requires "paperwork." Not to mislead you, exporters or
their agents must still complete and deliver a "Shipper's Export
Declaration," commonly called "SED," for every commodity valued
over $2500. But now, it's all on the Internet. It's easy and it's
Counseling Via Phone, Fax, and Web
U.S. Department of Commerce's Trade Information Center is the first
stop for information about all federal export assistance programs,
as well as country and regional market information. Technology gives
you more options for getting the Center's advice and information.
USA for Virtual Trade Shows
your company interested in increasing exports? Here's a wesite that
allows you to exhibit your company's products and services without
actually attending a trade show. E-Expo USA collects trade leads
and international sales contacts and forwards them for follow-up.
Your products and service information will stay online for 365 days
--and the fee is small. Almost 500 companies are participating.
E-EXPO USA is sponsored by Commerce's International Trade Administration.
to the 21st Century
Believe it or not, in this age of computers, most American exporters
and their agents complete a federally-required "Shipper's Export
Declaration" (SED) by hand. The SED is then hand-delivered by messenger
to the cargo carrier and then to the U.S. Customs Service. Sounds
like 19th Century technology to us! The U.S. Customs Service and
the Foreign Trade Division of the Census Bureau have developed a
free, voluntary, electronic filing program they hope will make exporters
jump to join
We're Looking for
workers are doing amazing things to deliver government services
electronically. Access America E-Gov E-Zine wants to tell these
We are looking
for stories about federal agencies, or multi-agency partnerships,
that are creating electronic export assistance centers.
can be short, as in a "byte" of about 150 words, or they can be
longer feature stories. Write feature stories in plain language
with quotes from customers who experience the service electronically
and quotes from federal employees and their partners who deliver
contact person with phone number and email address. Send your stories
to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If you need more information, call Pat Wood, National Partnership
for Reinventing Government, (202) 694-0063. Please pass this request
along to others who may be interested.