Exporting is Easier than You Might Think!
A message from Under Secretary of Commerce for International
Trade Francisco Sánchez. Follow him on Twitter @UnderSecSanchez.
One of our
key missions here at the International Trade Administration (ITA) is to help
small businesses start exporting. It’s an important mission, as it helps create
jobs, support the economy, and provide a boost to the stability and
profitability of business.
an overwhelming majority of companies who could be competing overseas are not
businesses that aren’t exporting expect the barriers to exporting to be too
great to overcome. But as Dr. Cody Friesen of Fluidic energy points out, expanding business overseas is actually easier than many
small businesses might think.
businesses who don’t know how to get paid for their exports, the Trade Finance Guide is a simple guide to help,
and now it’s also available in Spanish.
ITA offers a number of
services to help businesses export. From helping companies understand our evolving trade relationship with Russia,
to recruiting qualified international buyers for American trade shows, ITA has a variety of ways
to help American products find a home in foreign markets.
We at ITA
want even more businesses to know how simple it can be to begin exporting, and
we have a number of strategic partners that help us get the word
out about our services.
It’s a team
effort to help American businesses support the economy. I’d like to thank the
entire ITA team, our fellow government export-promotion agencies, and our
strategic partners for their help on this effort.
can meet the President’s goal of doubling American exports under the National
That’s how we
can support the recovery of our economy. I hope even more companies will take
advantage of our services.