The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion agency of the US Department of Commerce and provides export assistance to U.S. exporters. Our Trade Specialists work with your company to help you increase your sales to new global markets. We operate in 108 U.S. cities and nearly 80 countries.
U.S. Commercial Service Illinois Client Testimonials:
“The credibility granted via affiliation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the State of IL during the trade mission to Saudi Arabia drastically increased the ease of doing business, as evidenced by numerous exclusive distributorship offers within only 96 hours of program participation on-the-ground.” Asad Khan, Vomark Technologies, Managing Director
“The team headed by Debra Rogers in Chicago and Martha Sanchez in Mexico City was instrumental in my company finding a franchisee partner in Mexico City. They identified candidates, arranged a full day of meetings, assisted with follow-up and also importantly provided guidance through the process. We are thrilled with our new partnership in Mexico City which may well expand into all of Mexico and possibly beyond. A small business like ours could have never established a presence in Mexico without them.” David Grossman, President of Renue Systems, Inc. (Formerly National Appeal)
“The service we provide is quite complex, and because of this I did not know what to expect from the Gold Key Service. I was in for a surprise! The Commercial Service quickly understood what Regis did, and assembled a very complete list of potential companies to meet during my trip to Israel. These meetings were incredibly challenging for me, but the Commercial Service was there helping me all the way. The follow up report to the visit alone was worth thousands of dollars to Regis and illustrated the potential for yet another trip to Israel.”
Regis Technologies, Paul Flynn, Business Development Manager
“… The Department of Commerce is a great asset in helping us find new leads and providing reports that aid us in deciding which countries we should target to generate more sales,” notes Mr. Tyson Ely of Midwest Industrial Sales. Mr. Joe Vinachi, the President of Midwest Industrial Sales, estimates that the firm’s success in export sales has saved at least 3 jobs and added two within the past three years. In a small company of only 24 employee’s total, this is significant.”
Midwest Industrial Sales, Joe Vinachi, President
Our three Illinois offices are committed to assisting Illinois firms in realizing their export potential. We provide export counseling and advice, information on markets abroad, international partner contacts and advocacy services. During 2011-2012, this assistance resulted in 1355 export successes for small and medium businesses, generating nearly 531 million dollars in export sales for the Illinois economy.
Take the first step into finding new markets! Contact your local Trade Specialist who can help increase your export sales.