An explanation of how U.S. embassies and consulates abroad assist U.S. exporters. This article is part of "A Basic Guide to Exporting", provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, to assist companies in exporting.
Last Published: 10/21/2016

As you plan your trip, you can discuss your needs and the services available at particular embassies with the staff of your local U.S. Commercial Service office. You may also find it useful to read the appropriate Country Commercial Guide provided by the Department of Commerce.

Commercial and economic officers in U.S. embassies and consulates abroad assist U.S. exporters by providing in-depth briefings and arranging introductions to appropriate companies, individuals, or foreign government officials. Your local U.S. Commercial Service office can help you access these services, or you can contact embassy and consulate personnel directly; a description of your company and the extent of your international experience will be helpful to in-country U.S. officials. Arrangements should be made as far ahead as possible. Addresses of U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world are available at

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