One of the challenges U.S. exporters face in expanding their export sales is how to find international buyers. This is especially true for smaller U.S. companies that often don’t have the in-house resources to locate reputable overseas partners in a time and cost-effective manner. The U.S. Commercial Service has a global network of trade specialists across the U.S. and “boots-on-the ground” trade experts in foreign countries. Through our customized services, we can pre-qualify and identify the best prospects in your country of interest and arrange face-to-face meetings. To learn more, view Customized Services, the second of five videos in the Finding Foreign Buyers set.
Last Published: 8/16/2017

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U.S. Commercial Service Tailored Services

The U.S. Commercial Service is here to help U.S. businesses find overseas buyers and export partners around the world. Our trade professionals—located in countries that represent 95 percent of the market for U.S. products and services—are experts on the business environments in their respective regions. We can assist with basic export counseling, navigating customs and documentation issues, market research, advocacy, business matchmaking, due diligence, participation in trade shows, and more. Each year, thousands of businesses leverage the U.S. Commercial Service’s portfolio of customized services; you can too. Find and establish relationships with foreign buyers today by taking advantage of the following services:

International Partner Search

  • Identify potential partners and get detailed company reports.
  • Determine the marketability of your product or service.
Gold Key Service
  • Meet one-on-one with pre-screened sales representatives or business partners          deemed compatible for your firm by our trade professionals.  
  • Leverage customized market briefings, research and advice.
Single Company Promotion
  • From product launches to technical seminars, trade experts can help you organize a promotional event to reach target audiences and key decision-makers in markets around the world.            
International Company Profile                                                                                                                  
  • Learn more about potential partners from our trade professionals who conduct due diligence and background checks to help ensure compatible matches.  
  • Order an international company report containing available sales, profit figures, potential liabilities, and other financial information.
      Business Facilitation Service
  • Get flexible, low-cost logistical and administrative support while on international business travel. Trade professionals can tailor services to fit unique export objectives that fall outside regular U.S. Commercial Service services.
  • For example, services can include arranging meetings with in-country representatives familiar with the industry from private, government, and non-profits groups that can provide insights on specific topics such as market trends, product registration, and legal requirements.                                                                                                             
U.S. Exporter Directory
  • Feature your U.S. products and services on U.S. Commercial Service websites worldwide through our online directory.
  • Local buyers, distributors and agents see your company’s profile and send inquiries to our local office. Our trade experts confirm the local company’s viability, purchasing interest, and contact details, and send you the sales lead for follow up.

Learn more about U.S. Commercial Service resources and our office network

Prepared by the International Trade Administration. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the International Trade Administration 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 trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting

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