International Trade Assistance Center

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P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330-672-4080
or 800-793-0912
International: 001-330-672-4080

International Trade-Related Web Sites

Bureau of industry and Security The Bureau of Industry and Security webpage provides information regarding policies and regulations, Licensing, compliance and enforcement in regard to U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives. (USCS Offices worldwide)  The U.S. Commercial Service offers ways to grow your international sales through world-class market research, trade events that promote your product or service to qualified buyers, introductions to qualified buyers and distributors, and counseling through every step of the export process.

Census Bureau- Foreign Trade Divisions This web page provides up-to-date facts and statistics regarding compliance and international trade.

Export- Import Bank of the U.S. The Export Import Bank assists large and small U.S. companies with turning export opportunities into real sales. They provide working capital guarantees (pre-export financing); export credit insurance; and loan guarantees and direct loans (buyer financing).

Foreign Agricultural Services  The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.

International Trade Administration The International Trade Administration aids U.S. businesses by promoting trade and investment, strengthening industry competitiveness, and ensuring fair trade.

Office of Foreign Assets Control (US Treasury) The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.

Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) OPIC helps U.S. businesses invest overseas, fosters economic development in new and emerging markets, compliments the private sector in managing risk associated with foreign direct investment and supports U.S. foreign policy.

Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the U.S.

State Department- Defense Trade Controls empowers individuals, organizations and businesses by providing unique up-to-date information regarding international trade.

State Department- Traveler Information This website provides the latest up-to-date information regarding international travel, visas, passports and international law and policy.

Trade and Development Agency  The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) advances economic development and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle income countries. The agency funds various forms of technical assistance, early investment analysis, training, orientation visits and business workshops that support the development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment.

Translation Services    Translation services help businesses connect to a wider global market with document, website and software translation. They also help individuals with personal translations and certified translations of official documents such a passports and birth certificates. Translation services generally offer the same types of translation services, but they vary in their industry specifications, price structure and turnaround time. Consumers and business owners who need documents translated can visit the Consumer Affairs website to find a service that meets their need and budget.

U.S. Commercial Service  The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.

U.S. Commercial Service Europe  The U.S. Commercial Service in Europe (CS Europe) is part of a global network of trade specialists dedicated to assisting U.S. commercial interests worldwide. At the U.S. Commercial Service Europe, our staff study market trends and work with your business to evaluate different channels of distribution.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection  CBP is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws.

U.S. International Trade Commission The USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb provides international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public full-time and free of charge.

U.S. Trade Representative - Free Trade Agreements   USTR has principal responsibility for administering U.S. trade agreements. This involves monitoring our trading partners' implementation of trade agreements with the United States, enforcing America's rights under those agreements, and negotiating and signing trade agreements that advance the President's trade policy. Detailed descriptions and the texts of many U.S. trade agreements can be accessed through the Resource Center on their website.