The U.S. Commercial Service user fee schedule.
Last Published: 6/12/2018

This page contains a full listing of the U.S. Commercial Service user fee schedule. The Services For U.S. Exporters page features client testimonials and more information about our services.

  
** EXPORT PROMOTION SERVICES **
 
Connecting you to business opportunities in markets around the world as fast and efficiently as possible is a priority for the U.S. Commercial Service (CS).
 
Gold Key Service – matchmaking appointments

Standard package (identify the contacts, arrange the meetings, and our staff attends the meeting with you):
•    Small Business1 = $950 (+$350 for more than 5 appointments or if more than 8 hours is required to attend meetings)
•    Medium Business2 = $2,300 (+$1,000 for more than 5 appointments or if more than 8 hours is required to attend meetings)
•    Large Business3 = $3,400 (+$1,200 for more than 5 appointments or if more than 8 hours is required to attend meetings)

+ any direct costs4

Identify contacts and arrange appointments only:
•    Small Business1 = $800 
•    Medium Business2 = $1,850
•    Large Business3 = $2,400 

+ any direct costs4

Arrange and attend the meetings only:
•    Small Business1 = $125 per appointment
•    Medium Business2 = $280 per appointment
•    Large Business3 = $360 per appointment

+ any direct costs4

Arrange the meetings only:
•    Small Business1 = $75 per appointment
•    Medium Business2 = $175 per appointment
•    Large Business3 = $225 per appointment

+ any direct costs4

Initial Market Check 
  • Small Business1 = $350
  • Medium Business2 = $900
  • Large Business3 = $1,300

International Company Profile – full background check / partial background check
  • Small Business1 = $700 / $150
  • Medium Business2 = $1,200 / $350
  • Large Business3 = $2,000 / $450

International Partner Search – pre-screened business contacts
  • Small Business1 = $750
  • Medium Business2 = $1,750
  • Large Business3 = $2,250

International Partner Search + Virtual Introductions
  • Small Business1 = $900 (+ $30 per introduction beyond 5)
  • Medium Business2 = $2,10 (+ $70 per introduction beyond 5)
  • Large Business3 = $2,700 (+ $90 per introduction beyond 5)

Featured U.S. Exporter listing – (Five markets)
 
Small Business1 = $150 (for five markets or $30 per market listing)
  • + $50 per language for translation if needed
  • Annual renewal: $75 (for five markets or $15 per market)
 Medium Business2 = $350 (for five markets or $70 per market listing)
  • + $50 per language for translation if needed
  • Annual renewal: $175 (for five markets or $35 per market)
 Large Business3 = $500 (for five markets or $100 per market listing
  • + $50 per language for translation if needed
  • Annual renewal: $250 (for five markets or $50 per market)

Business Service Provider – web listing of export services for one category
 
Small Business1 = $150
  • + $30 for additional category listing
  • + $50 per language for translation if needed
  • Annual renewal: $75
Medium Business2 = $250
  • + $50 for additional category listing
  • + $50 per language for translation if needed
  • Annual renewal: $125
Large Business3 = $350
  • + $70 for additional category listing
  • + $50 per language for translation if needed
  • Annual renewal: $175
All Foreign Companies (regardless of size) = $350
  • + $70 for additional category listing
  • + $50 per language for translation if needed
  • Annual renewal: $175

Single Company Promotion – promotional event
 
Small Business1
  • 20 to 40 hours of staff time: $800
  • 41 to 80 hours of staff time: $1,500
  • 81 to 110 hours of staff time: $2,000
Medium Business1
  • 20 to 40 hours of staff time: $1,800
  • 41 to 80 hours of staff time: $2,000
  • 81 to 110 hours of staff time: $4,800
Large Business1
  • 20 to 40 hours of staff time: $2,600
  • 41 to 80 hours of staff time: $4,500
  • 81 to 110 hours of staff time: $6,300
* Plus any direct costs
 

Trade Show Representation
  • Small Business1 = $400
  • Medium Business2 = $950
  • Large Business3 = $1,350    
+ Plus any direct costs4


Certified Trade Mission
  • Small Business1 = $30 per staff hour if not Full Package (+$950 per participant if Gold Key Service is included)
  • Medium Business2 = $70 per staff hour if not Full Package (+$2,300 per participant if Gold Key Service is included)
  • Large Business3 = $90 per staff hour if not Full Package (+$3,400 per participant if Gold Key Service is included)
+ any direct costs4


Conference
  • Small Business1 = $30 per staff hour
  • Medium Business2 = $70 per staff hour
  • Large Business3 = $90 per staff hour
  • All Foreign Businesses (regardless of size) = $90 per staff hour
 + any direct costs4


Contact List
  • Small Business1 = $150
  • Medium Business2 = $350
  • Large Business3 = $450

Customized Market Research
  • Small Business1 = $30 per staff hour
  • Medium Business2 = $70 per staff hour
  • Large Business3 = $90 per staff hour

Foreign Buyer Delegation – services/events provided to foreign buyer delegates seeking U.S. suppliers of goods/services
  • Small Business1 = N/A
  • Medium Business2 = N/A
  • Large Business3 = N/A
  • All Foreign Businesses (regardless of size) = $90 per staff hour
 + any direct costs4


Official Letter

Colombia Official Letter
  • Small Business1 = $100
  • Medium Business2 = $200
  • Large Business3 = $300
Philippines Letter on Reciprocity
  • Small Business1 = $100
  • Medium Business2 = $250
  • Large Business3 = $350
Philippines Letter on Appropriateness
  • Small Business1 = $150
  • Medium Business2 = $350
  • Large Business3 = $450
Thailand Letter for Treaty of Amity, Defense, Equipment, and Medical Service:
  • Small Business1 = Standard $100/Overnight $125/Same Day $150
  • Medium Business2 = Standard $200/Overnight $250/Same Day $275
  • Large Business3 = Standard $300/Overnight $375/Same Day $400
Other Letters Specific to a Market:
  • Small Business1 = $30 per staff hour
  • Medium Business1 = $70 per staff hour
  • Large Business1 = $90 per staff hour

Other Services/Events
  • Small Business1 = $30 per staff hour
  • Medium Business2 = $70 per staff hour
  • Large Business3 = $90 per staff hour
  • All Foreign Businesses (regardless of size) = $90 per staff hour
+ any direct costs4

Seminar
  • Small Business1 = $30 per staff hour
  • Medium Business2 = $70 per staff hour
  • Large Business3 = $90 per staff hour
  • All Foreign Businesses (regardless of size) = $90 per staff hour
+ any direct costs4

Trade Event 
  • Small Business1 = $30 per staff hour
  • Medium Business2 = $70 per staff hour
  • Large Business3 = $90 per staff hour
  • All Foreign Businesses (regardless of size) = $90 per staff hour
+ any direct costs4

Virtual Introduction
  • Small Business1 = $30 per introduction
  • Medium Business2 = $70 per introduction
  • Large Business3 = $90 per introduction

Virtual Fair
  • Small Business1 = $30 per staff hour
  • Medium Business2 = $70 per staff hour
  • Large Business3 = $90 per staff hour
+ any direct costs4
 
Webinar
  • Small Business1 = $25 per webinar hour
  • Medium Business2 = $25 per webinar hour
  • Large Business3 = $25 per webinar hour
  • All Foreign Businesses (regardless of size) = $25 per webinar hour

Website Globalization
  • Small Business1 = $100
  • Medium Business2 = $300
  • Large Business3 = $400

** INVESTMENT PROMOTION SERVICES **
 
Single Location Promotion
  • U.S. Economic Development Organizations = $30 per staff hour
+ any direct costs4

Facilitated Investment Mission / Roadshow
  • U.S. Economic Development Organizations
    • Full Package (market briefing, networking event/reception, and matchmaking) = $1,200 per stop
    • If not Full Package = $30 per staff hour
+ any direct costs4

International Company Profile – full background check / partial
  • U.S. Economic Development Organizations = $700/$150 
Other Services & Events
  • U.S. Economic Development Organizations = $30 per staff hour
+ any direct costs4
 
Seminar
  • U.S. Economic Development Organizations = $30 per staff hour
+ any direct costs4

Trade Event
  • U.S. Economic Development Organizations = $30 per staff hour
+ any direct costs4

For more information on the fees charged for our services, please contact a U.S. Export Assistance Center near you.
 
 1 Must qualify as a “small business” under the Small Business Administration’s size standards, which vary by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: https://www.sba.gov/document/support--table-size-standards. Fees listed also apply to U.S. Economic Development Organizations (EDO) and Non-profit Educational Institutions that purchase ITA services for their own use.  For example, when an EDO requests a Gold Key Service (GKS) to promote itself as a tourist destination, it will be charged the small company fee. If, however, an EDO requests a (GKS) to promote a U.S. company’s goods/services, the size of the company will be used to determine the fee. 
2 Must have less than $1B in annual revenue (including affiliates: parent, child, subsidiaries, divisions, etc.) to qualify.
3 All U.S. businesses that do not qualify as a small or medium enterprise. 
4 Other direct costs not included in the service description must be assumed by the client. Types of other direct costs include translation, transportation, use of contractors, venue rental, catering, etc. Please note that any transportation for ITA staff beyond 80 kilometers or more than 2 hours from an ITA office will be charged an additional user fee to cover the cost. 
 

Prepared by our U.S. Embassies abroad. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting http://export.gov/usoffices.