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International Partner Search (IPS)

Looking for representatives in India to expand your business and boost your export sales? You provide your marketing materials and company background information. We use our network of Indian contacts to locate, screen, and provide a report on 4 to 6 potential qualified sales representatives, agents, distributors, joint venture partners, licensees, or franchisees that are interested in your products and services.

If your firm is small or new to export, or if you don't have resources for research or overseas travel, this service provides an easy, economical, quick-access opportunity to enter the Indian market.

Price and Turn-around time

SME Company*: $550; Large Company: $1,400; SME New-to-Export companies using service for the first time: $350 

30 working days after receipt of payment and complete IPS materials.

Note: Payment for the service has to be received four to six weeks in advance. Commencement of the service begins once payment is received.

How to order an IPS
To order an IPS, contact your nearest U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center. To contact your nearest U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance Center, visit: http://www.buyusa.gov/home/us.html or contact IPS program manager.

IPS Coverage
India is a regionally diverse market, so you may wish to order a separate IPS for each region. The IPS service is available at all our seven posts: Northern India (New Delhi), Eastern India (Kolkata), Western India (Mumbai, Ahmedabad), and Southern India (Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad). If you want to do an IPS search in only one of our seven posts, we can help you pick the most appropriate post for your search. 

Program Manager: For more information email Uma Katoch

*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.


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