Aerospace & Defense



Welcome to the U.S. Commercial Service Aerospace and Defense Technology Team Page. We are the industry’s primary export resource and should be your first point of contact when looking to sell internationally. Our team of domestic and international trade specialists, located at our Export Assistance Centers in the United States and at U.S. Embassies overseas, is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. U.S. Points of Contact are available to discuss your international business needs.

international business needs.

The aerospace & defense industry has been a cornerstone of the U.S. economy for decades and has provided well paying jobs for a variety of skill levels. The industry’s position is now challenged by global competition, changes in technology, national and worldwide economic conditions, and global policies affecting defense, civilian and commercial aviation. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service strives to provide assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness. Specifically, the Aerospace and Defense Technology Team works with companies to help them:

  • Gain access to international sales opportunities
  • Identify international representatives and agents
  • Vet potential international partners
  • Maximize trade shows efforts
  • Understand relevant aerospace and defense market opportunities worldwide

Take Action Now: Contact an Aerospace and Defense trade specialist, explore upcoming events and trade leads, and increase your international sales. We look forward to working with you!


For detailed country by country analysis on worldwide markets, please see the Aerospace Resource Guide.

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Detailed Event Information For SHOT Show 2014 and the International Buyer Program: Maximize Your Opportunity Detailed Event Information For SHOT Show 2014 and the International Buyer Program: Maximize Your Opportunity
SHOT Show 2014 and the International Buyer Program: Maximize Your Opportunity -- Defense Industry Eq., General Consumer Goods, Security/Safety Eq., Sporting Goods/Recreational Eq.
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Portland, OR, United States 12/09/2013 - 12/09/2013
Event Summary:
This webinar will provide an overview of the International Buyer Program (IBP) from the U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service, offered during the SHOT Show 2014 event in Las Vegas January 14-17, 2014. This webinar will go over the IBP program and how to maximize those opportunities, as well as provide an overview of Export Compliance regimes and concerns. It will conclude by identifying resources for U.S. exporters available through the U.S. Commercial Service.

James Bledsoe, Little Rock
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 501-324-6544
Jennifer Woods, Portland OR
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 503-326-5290