Welcome to the ITA Publications page. This is the central source for access to the studies and reports published by the International Trade Administration.
Businesses attempting to close an export sale today face many hurdles, including lack of information about how to export, how to identify opportunities and buyers, how to obtain financing when their bank does not want to incur overseas risk, and how to compete with foreign companies that are supported by their own governments with both resources and advocacy. U.S. Government export promotion programs play a critical role in addressing these challenges and complementing private-sector services by filling market gaps, such as meeting the needs of small businesses and providing credit and information where there are market limitations.
The ITA's Top Markets Series is meant to help exporters determine their next export market by comparing opportunities across borders. Each report ranks future export opportunities within a particular industry based on a sector-specific methodology.
Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters is designed to help U.S. companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, learn the basics of trade finance so that they can turn their export opportunities into actual sales and achieve the ultimate goal of getting paid—especially on time—for those sales.
The newly updated National Export Strategy reports on the third year of the Obama Administration’s National Export Initiative, including results to date and ambitious plans for 2013.
International Trade Update is published monthly by the Office of Public Affairs of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA). To receive notification by e-mail when new issues are published, please subscribe.
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