The following U.S. organizations can be helpful to businesses:

  • Export.gov: Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.  Export.gov also hosts information on the National Export Initiative.
  • International Buyer Program: The International Buyer Program recruits thousands of qualified foreign buyers, sales representatives, and business partners to U.S. trade shows each year.
  • Export Import Bank of the United States: Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.
  • National IPR Center: The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR): The USTR is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, including expanding U.S. trade and investment with sub-Saharan Africa  under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation: OPIC helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides support to U.S. small businesses and small –business owners across the nation through capital (loans), access to federal contracts, and counseling.
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency: USTDA is an independent U.S. Government foreign assistance agency that links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.
  • The African growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA): www.agoa.gov
  • The US Department of State: www.state.gov
  • The World Bank: www.worldbank.org
  • The United Nations: www.un.org
  • The African Union: www.africa-union.org
  • The New Partnership of Africa’s Development (NEPAD): www.nepad.org
  • The US Small Business Administration: www.sba.gov
  • The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA): www.mbda.gov
  • The White House: www.whitehouse.gov

 

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