U.S. Government Contacts
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services. When private sector lenders are unable or unwilling to provide financing, EXIM fills in the gap for American businesses by equipping them with the financing tools necessary to compete for global sales.
Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support, MCC partners with the world’s poorest countries that are committed to just and democratic governance, economic freedom and investing in their populations.
- Work with MCC – Whether you’re interested in working with MCC headquarters or an MCC partner country, we invite organizations across the globe that share our goals of fostering economic growth to reduce poverty to learn more about working with us.
USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.
- Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) (formerly Bureau of Export Administration-BXA)
- International Trade Administration
- Foreign Trade Zones Board
- FTA Tarriff Tool
- ITA’s Tradeology Blog – Tradeology features blog posts written by International Trade Administration employees at all levels. From our trade specialists working directly with companies to help them achieve their first exports to our analysts working in Washington cubicles to our senior officials, we will show you what ITA is doing on trade.
- Market Diversification Tool
- Trade Compliance – U.S. & Foreign Regulations
- Office of Travel & Tourism Industries
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
- Find an office near you in the U.S.
- Find an international office.
Department of Commerce Programs:
- Buy USA
- Global Ties U.S. – International Visitor Leadership Program
- SelectUSA – the foreign direct investment initiative for the U.S. Commercial Service
- “STOP Fakes”
- American Foreign Service Association’s Tracker: Current U.S. Ambassadors
- Department of State by State
- Discover Diplomacy
- Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (Formerly OPIC)
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is America’s development finance institution. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today.
An independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that fulfills a range of trade-related mandates. The USITC provides high-quality, leading-edge analysis of international trade issues to the President and the Congress. The Commission is a highly regarded forum for the adjudication of intellectual property and trade disputes.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.
- Making Global Local Program – an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA’s export-promoting programs. The CalChamber is a new partner in the Making Global Local program.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.