U.S. Commercial Service-Pittsburgh Office

Welcome to the U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh

Helping U.S. companies export since 1980

"I was very pleased with the services offered by the U.S. Commercial Service. They did an outstanding job in organizing these matchmaking events and having high quality distributors to interview. From the outset, the strategic planning we have done with the U.S. Commercial Service and Catalyst Connection has been instrumental in growing our business internationally. I will be highly recommending these services to fellow business owners." March 2015

David Sweet, President of Mecco Partners, LLC – March 2015

Highlighted Events:

Pittsburgh Startup Global

August 11th, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Join the Pittsburgh Startup Global team, which is a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration/U.S. Commercial Service, Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute, Innovation Works, Idea Foundry, and Thrill Mill for a half-day seminar on building the foundation for innovation companies to pursue international opportunities. 


Gates Center, Rashid Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

For more information, visit our Pittsburgh Startup Global page!

Trade Winds

Join the U.S. Commercial Service for an excellent opportunity to explore and develop African markets. Trade Winds – Africa, September 14-21, 2015, is both a business forum and trade mission designed to assist U.S. companies understand market conditions and opportunities in Africa and to meet with potential partners and customers. Trade Winds – Africa’s business forum will take place in South Africa with mission stops in in Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

As part of Trade Winds – Africa, participants will:

  • Learn how to increase profits and overcome barriers in Sub-Saharan Africa during the Trade Winds business development conference.
  • Network with the region’s leading industry and government officials and experienced U.S. and global companies during the Trade Winds program.
  • Meet one-on-one with top business experts from U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the region for the latest market entry strategies and insight.

For more information please visit: http://export.gov/pennsylvania/tradewinds/index.asp

Discover Global Markets Business Forum Series

Compete, Win, and Expand Your Business

Plan to attend this unprecedented national series of conferences designed to help U.S. businesses expand sales, penetrate new markets, and boost their bottom line through exports. Reserve your spot now at a Discover Global Markets event in 2015.

At Each Discover Global Markets Conference, you will:

  • Meet one-on-one with U.S. Commercial Diplomats visiting from abroad
  • Participate in panel discussions on the latest industry trends
  • Identify new and emerging markets of opportunity ahead of your competition
  • Learn about U.S. export programs designed to cut your time to market
  • Network with U.S. trade officials, leading private sector experts and like-minded U.S. businesses active in overseas markets

Who Should Attend?

  • Company presidents, CEOs, COOs, CFOs
  • International sales and marketing executives
  • International business development executives
  • Global logistics and trade compliance executives

Discover Global Markets E-Commerce Strategies

Connect to international customers via digital innovation, social media and mobile marketing

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
October 8-9

Explore the e-commerce and digital strategies most important to American product and service exporters. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from The Baltics, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Eastern Europe, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, The Nordics, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UAE, The United Kingdom.

Discover Global Markets Pacific Rim Consumers

Capturing Export Opportunities from Seoul to Santiago

Orange County, CA
October 29-30

Learn what consumers are buying, and how to sell to them. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from Australia, Burma, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, South Korea, Central America, Colombia, Chile, Canada, Mexico

If you are interested in receiving updates about specific events or the series via our email, create an account and subscribe to our newsletter.

For general questions about the event series or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact:
Judy Kornfeld:

For press inquiries, please contact:
Laura Hellstern:

Connect and get the latest event updates by following us on Twitter (@DiscoverForums) or join the discussion on LinkedIn (DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS).

About the U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh

The U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh is your first stop on the road to exporting success. With over 30 years of experience assisting Western and Central Pennsylvania exporters, our trade specialists provide you with the knowledge and support you need to start or expand your export markets.

The U.S. Commercial Service assists U.S. companies in exporting in many different ways, with most assistance falling in the following categories:

  • Market Intelligence to help U.S. exporters target the right market (s) for their products and services
  • Export Counseling to provide them with the information they need to navigate the export process from beginning to end
  • Business Matchmaking services to connect them with the right partners and prospects
  • Trade Advocacy for U.S companies to level the international playing field for international procurement

The U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh covers the exporting needs of 36 counties in Western, and parts of Central, PA.  Our complete county coverage includes: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Green, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Mercer, McKean, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Snyder, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.

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