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Jessica Chesher

Managing Editor

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Resource Spotlight: The US Commercial Service

The US Commercial Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers a number of services to companies who export or are considering exporting to markets all over the world. Choosing a new market is complicated and best determined with relevant information about the size of the market, the business and political climate and past experiences in a particular place. This information is compiled and shared by experienced trade specialists in US embassies in many companies. Services include planning, development and implementation of export programs and strategies. John Tracy is an International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce, he recently gave a webcast regarding the services offered and how they work.Trade specialists such as John Tracy plan, develop and implement export programs and strategies for US export companies in coordination with representatives. By providing information on US Dept. of Commerce and other US government programs to support expanding trade, the program assists US companies in identifying and exploring export opportunities in overseas markets. They can provide market conditions, trade opportunities, and details of problems affecting trade regionally as well as analyze trade statistics. They are able to contribute to market research by preparing summaries, articles and short reports on current trade issues. Finally, by maintaining contacts with US Industry, US Government Agencies, and international organizations involved in international trade, they are an essential resource for any planned overseas commerce.

The video of the presentation and power point presentation, as well as past presentations, are available in the NYS STLC webcast library. Check it out!

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