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International Partner Search (IPS)

The International Partner Search (IPS) service provides a report on up to five qualified overseas agents, distributors, manufacturers, representatives, joint venture partners, licensees, franchises, or strategic partners who have examined a U.S. company's materials and expressed an interest in the company's products, services, or licenses, or expressed an interest in otherwise partnering with the company.


SME Companies: US$550 *

SME Companies new-to-export using service first time: US$350

Large Companies: US$1,400 *

Delivery: 30 working days upon receipt of payment

*A Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or self-certified as a small business under SBA regulations.  A large company is defined as a firm with more than 500 employees.  Subsidiaries will be classified based on the size of the parent company.

Please contact your nearest U.S. Export Assistance Center near you if you are interested in purchasing an IPS. If you have any questions on this program, please send an email to office.hongkong@trade.gov.