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The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal government agency dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized New York City manufacturing and service companies develop international markets. Our experienced staff of International Trade Specialists, with 129 offices in 82 countries, are uniquely positioned to help your company expand your international business. By contacting us today, you can gain access to 95% of the world’s consumers who live outside of the United States. Contact us today to begin your international marketing efforts!

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On December 16, 2013, the New York District Export Council hosted a celebration marking the centennial anniversary of the opening of the U.S. Department of Commerce's field office in New York City. The celebration took place at the office's original location: the U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green (now the home of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian) in Lower Manhattan. This office was the first in what eventually became a network of over 100 U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) today serving exporters nationwide. To this day, the New York USEAC remains an active member of that network.

The event drew more than 250 attendees from the local business community, trade associations, foreign consulates, and city and state governments. It included an International Trade Showcase that gave participants the opportunity to share information about their exports and their experiences working with the USEACs. Afterwards, the celebration featured speakers from U.S. Department of Commerce senior leadership, the U.S. House of Representatives, and major trade-related organizations. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12th), who along with Congressman Charlie Rangel (NY-13th) spoke on the value of international trade and the USEACs’ efforts, graciously entered the event into the official Congressional Record.

Finally, in a show of appreciation for the New York USEAC’s many years of service, Mayor Bloomberg issued a proclamation declaring the date of the centennial celebration to be "New York U.S. Export Assistance Center Day."

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