U.S. Trade Initiatives

Discover how programs such as the National Export Initiative and Trade Americas are helping U.S. companies sell more overseas and expand operations in global markets.

The Digital Attache Program

Digital Trade Officers in 12 key foreign markets are helping U.S. companies navigate in the global digital environment.

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Doing Business in Africa

Why Africa? Africa is home to six of the ten fastest-growing countries in the world. The International Monetary Fund projects 5-6 percent annual growth in sub-Saharan Africa over the next several years.  


Trade Americas Look South

Look South helps American companies expand into these dynamic markets with rapidly growing middle class consumers and diversified industries: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hondoras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru.


President's "E" Awards

The President's "E" Awards recognize U.S. companies that demonstrate four years of successive export growth and a rising percentage of export sales within total sales.


Startup Global

Startups are critical to the American economy. They inspire innovation, foster an entrepreneurial spirit, and create jobs. This initiative supports the growth and competitiveness of U.S. startups. 


eCommerce Innovation Lab

The eCommerce Innovation Lab (EIL) is the natural next step in export consulting and guidance, helping small and medium-sized businesses to do business online.  Check out the eCommerce Resource Center.


Smart Cities, Regions & Communities Export Opportunities

The Department of Commerce's Smart Cities, Regions & Communities Export Opportunities increases U.S. company competitiveness in Smart City exports by providing resources and knowledge related Access to Capital, Trade Promotion, Industry Sectors and Internet of Things. This guide showcases U.S. Government initiatives, specifically within the U.S. Department of Commerce to inform and assist U.S. companies to play a greater collaborative role in helping global cities address their urbanization challenges.