A brief overview of the Finding Buyers Program for U.S. exporters and how the U.S. Commercial Service can help exporters to identify and qualify leads for potential buyers, distributors, joint-venture partners and licensees. This information is taken from "A Basic Guide to Exporting" provided by the U.S. Commercial Service to assist U.S. companies in exporting.
Last Published: 11/28/2016

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U.S. Department of Commerce Worldwide Buyer-Finding Programs
The U.S. Department of Commerce can help exporters identify and qualify leads for potential buyers, distributors, joint-venture partners, and licensees from both private and public sources. Along with its experts in various products, countries, and programs, the U.S. Department of Commerce has an extensive network of commercial officers posted in countries that represent  95 percent of the market for U.S. products. U.S. Commercial Service officers located in U.S. embassies and consulates are members of regional teams. You might target Bulgaria, but if the market is better in Poland, you’ll receive that guidance, as well as customer contacts in Poland. 

Programs available through the U.S. Department of Commerce, including those of the U.S. Commercial Service, are listed in this section. Exporters should contact the nearest U.S. Commercial Service office for more information. A list of offices including contact information is available at export.gov/usoffices.

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Customized market research reports use the U.S. Commercial Service worldwide network to help U.S. exporters evaluate their sales potential in a market, choose the best new markets for their products and services, establish effective marketing and distribution strategies in their target markets, identify the competition, determine which factors are most important to overseas buyers, pinpoint impediments to exporting, and understand many other pieces of critical market intelligence. These customized reports will be built to your specifications. To order a customized market research report, contact your local U.S. Commercial Service office.
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