Partners in International Trade

The Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) is an interagency task force supporting government-wide export promotion.  The TPCC is chaired by the Secretary of Commerce and the Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade. 

Ex-Im Bank

The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States.  Ex-Im Bank's mission is to finance the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.  Turn export opportunities into real sales!



The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers loan guarantee programs for small business exporters to obtain working captial to finance pre-and post- shipments, increase global competitivesness, enhance their ability to export a product or service, and finance long-term fixed assets. 



The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a network of 93 offices that cover 171 countries staffed by agricultural attaches and locally hired agricultural experts who are the eyes, ears, and voice for U.S. agriculture.



The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) helps U.S. companies become established in emerging markets by providing investors with financing, political risk insurance and support for private equity funds. 



The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funded pilot projects and reverse trade missions to create sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.



The Secretary of State is the President's principal foreign policy advisor. The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs formulates and carries out U.S. foreign economic policy, integrating U.S. economic interests with foreign policy goals so that U.S. firms can compete on an equal baisis with their counterparts overseas.



The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) develops and coordinates U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy.  USTR negotiates with foreign governments to create trade agreements and resolve disputes.