Eligibility for Commercial Service Assistance
Learn about the process we follow to determine if a company is eligible for Commercial Service assistance.

Determine CS Eligibility

Eligibility Overview

Global Markets - Mission Statement

Global Markets (GM) assists and advocates for U.S. businesses in international markets to foster U.S. economic prosperity. Utilizing our network of trade promotion and policy professionals located in over 80 countries and 100 U.S. locations, GM promotes U.S. exports, especially among small and medium-sized enterprises; advances and protects U.S. commercial interests overseas; and attracts inward investment into the United States.

GM’s Client Eligibility Policy (CEP) is consistent with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s strategic goal to drive U.S. innovation and global competitiveness by increasing U.S. exports and ensuring more U.S. regions and workers benefit, including those from underserved communities. 

Eligibility Overview

GM/U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) statutorily is authorized to provide export promotion assistance only to U.S. exporters as defined in the statute.1 To determine eligibility for our assistance, please review each section. 

U.S. Policy Goals

GM will decline requests for assistance in circumstances where providing such assistance would be contrary to applicable U.S. laws and regulations, federal government policy, or U.S. Department of Commerce policy. 

1 Please see 15 U.S.C. § 4721. United States and Foreign Commercial Service.