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Gold Key Matching Service (GKS)

Interested in pre-screened appointments arranged before you go overseas?

The U.S. Commercial Service can help you find potential overseas agents, distributors, sales representatives and business partners.

Reduce the time and money you invest in locating and screening prospective trade partners.

The Gold Key Matching Service offer:

  • Customized market and industry briefings with our commercial specialists
  • Timely and relevant market research
  • Appointments with prospective trade partners in key industry sectors
  • Post-meeting debriefing with our trade specialists and assistance in developing appropriate follow-up strategies
  • Help with travel, accommodations, and clerical support

The cost for a Gold Key program:


SME Company*

SME New-to-Export Company
Using Service for the First Time

Large Company*

1st Day




2nd Day





To request this service, contact an Export Assistance Center near you or send email to: Mei.Yung@trade.gov

*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.