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What Can Your Local Indiana - U.S. Export Assistance Center Do For You?

Whether you are entering an international market for the first time or want to expand your overseas sales to new markets we provide customized end-to-end business solutions to help you compete and win in the global marketplace. We can assist you in developing an effective export strategy, locating the best markets for your company’s products, finding the most qualified international buyers and partners and identifying sources of financing for you and your buyers. We can also help you in resolving payment, customs clearance, and other trade-related issues. Finally we can assist you in learning about cultural issues and business protocol and assessing and complying with regulatory and other market entry hurdles. For more information, contact our office and speak to one of our Trade Specialists.

Consulting

Market Research

Find International Partners

Financial Assistance

Trade Event Services

Online Services

Export Sales and Market Counseling

Export Sales and Market Counseling enables you to work directly with our team of experts overseas in getting you the information and advice that you need to succeed. We can help you:

  • Assessing a company's current export sales/marketing efforts
  • How to develop an export strategic plan
  • Methods of identifying and targeting the best foreign markets
  • Implementing alternative foreign market entry channels
  • Creating or strengthening foreign distribution channels
  • Designing foreign sales promotion programs
  • How to effectively exhibit in foreign agents and distributors
  • Finding, evaluating, managing foreign agents and distributors
  • Establishing foreign sales offices, joint-ventures, and licensing arrangements

Market Research

Flexible Market Research is customized information on overseas markets. U.S. companies can design their own questions or choose from a core menu of standardized questions. Price varies depending on types of research and country. Cost is based on scope of the work.

International Company Profile is a detailed report on an overseas company. Clients can request specific answers to detailed questions about potential partners abroad.

Market Research Library provides accurate, up-to-date information lets you target the best international markets. Our comprehensive market research includes overviews on doing business in more than 120 countries and profiles of 110 industry sectors. You can also get updates on new regulations, currency fluctuations, business trends, and government-financed projects. This research is available at no charge.  Access the Market Research Library now!

Customized Market Research is customized and concise market research reports conducted on behalf of a company's specific product or service in a particular foreign country. The study covers sales potential, market size and outlook, market characteristics, local competition, distribution channels, and potential local agents/distributors or partners.

Find International Partners

International Partner Search is a customized search by our overseas posts on behalf of U.S. companies seeking sales representation or other partners ranging from joint ventures to licensees, up to five potential partners.

Gold Key Service is customizes foreign business trip facilitation service that will arrange business appointments with potential local agents, distributors, partners, customers, OEMs, and local government ministries. Additional services, including translator and car/driver services are available for additional fees. Need at least four week advance notice to arrange appointments. Call for pricing.

Video Gold Key Service is an enhancement option that may be added to the regular Gold Key Service. The video Gold Key provides an opportunity to prescreen foreign buyers, as well as test the market prior to traveling to the country for a Gold Key. Call for pricing information.

Commercial News USA is a monthly export promotion magazine featuring U.S. products available for the export market circulated overseas directly to over 700,000 foreign importers, agents, distributors, and buyers in over 170 countries.

International Trade Leads provides companies with current sales leads from international firms seeking to buy or represent their products or services. New leads are received daily.

Financial Assistance

Financing Your Exports offers full service export finance counseling assistance for small and medium sized firms. This includes referrals for foreign risk insurance, buyer financing and long term financing for business expansion. The small Business Administration's Export Working Capital Program (EWCP) offers transaction-based financing for eligible small exporters. SBA's international Trade (IT) loan program provides long term capital to fund a company's expansion of an existing export market and entry into a new export market.

Small Business Administration (SBA) administers three separate, but equally important loan programs. SBA sets the guidelines for the loans while SBA’s partners (Lenders, Community Development Organizations, and Microlending Institutions) make the loans to small businesses. SBA backs those loans with a guarantee that will eliminate some of the risk to the lending partners.

Trade Event Services

Certified International Trade Shows and Trade Missions. Each year, the Commercial Service sponsors and certifies over a hundred major foreign trade shows. In these "certified" trade shows, a "USA Pavilion" is created and companies can rent "packaged" booth space. We also organize dozens of official U.S. Department of Commerce trade missions each year. Call for information on upcoming trade shows and trade missions for your particular industry.

International Buyer Program helps you achieve your international sales goals through participation in domestic trade shows. commercial Specialists at U.S. Embassies and Consulates conduct intensive promotion campaigns to attract qualified buyers, agents, and representatives to major U.S. trade shows.

Online Services

e-Market Express (Automated Market Information) was created at the request of U.S. companies for up-to-date monthly notifications of new market research, trade leads and events that we in the US Department of Commerce receive from our colleagues in US Embassies and Consulates around the world. Through the e-Market Express, US firms can electronically submit requests for market research that our overseas staff have created.

Company Promotion in Local Languages.  Various U.S. Commercial Service international offices are offering listings on the foreign-language version of our websites for qualified U.S. companies, which targets an audience of foreign importers and commercial buyers.

We will translate a description of the product or service for which you are seeking representation, distribution or sales prospects. This translated description, along with an appropriate image, will be added to our on-line directory of U.S. exporters.

Export.gov is the United States government portal to exporting and trade services. The Export.gov community is comprised of the various federal government agencies that offer services in the international trade arena. This one-stop informational tool gives exporters a repository of information on all U.S. government export services.

The BuyUSA.gov Network brings our vast team of more than 1,800 trade professionals in 105 U.S. cities and 151 U.S. Embassies, Consulates and Trade Centers around the world to your desktop. This team is ready to customize our services to best fit your company's needs. How can we help you?

Featured U.S. Exporters (or FUSE) is a directory of U.S. products featured on the websites of U.S. Commercial Service offices around the world. It gives your company an opportunity to target specific country markets in the local language of business. Currently, listings are offered for a very nominal fee to qualified U.S. exporters seeking trade leads or representation in over 30 markets around the world.

For certain markets, where a translation of your product description into the local language of business is required, translation by the Commercial Service is available for a nominal fee.

For more information contact us at 317-582-2300.