Department of Commerce

A variety of trade development resources are available from various federal groups and departments. We would encourage businesses who may be considering international expansion to use the resources of the Department of Commerce.

The mission of the Department is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity. As the administration’s economic team, the Secretary of Commerce serves as the voice of U.S. business within the President’s Cabinet. The Department works with businesses, universities, communities, district export councils (DEC) and the Nation’s workers to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for Americans. Through its 12 bureaus and nearly 47,000 employees located in all 50 states and territories and more than 86 countries worldwide, the Department administers critical trade assistance and resource programs.

About Export.gov

Export.gov helps U.S. companies plan, develop and execute international sales strategies necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace. Developed by international trade specialists and economists, here you will find trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help you understand how to export, connect with foreign buyers, and expand operations in new markets.

Who is Responsible for Export.gov?

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration collaborates with 19 U.S. Government agencies to bring you Export.gov. This extensive resource assists users to navigate the maze of government offices and get answers to your questions, provide a single source for tools, assistance, and expert knowledge to expand your business through developing international sales.

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