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Export Solutions provides practical advice and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets.
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Learn how to export, connect with foreign buyers, handle trade challenges and expand operations in new markets. These 12 Export Solutions give you advice, tools and market intelligence for a successful international sales strategy. 

Trade professionals at the U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, developed this toolkit. The CS offers U.S. companies a wide range of expertise and services in international trade. Find local export assistance in more than 100 offices nationwide and in more than 70 international offices.

Follow our social media channels to stay up to date on news and events that are important to exporters: LinkedIn (@ExportGov)Facebook (@ExportGov), and Twitter (@ExportGov).

Featured Events

Top national and international events bring together buyers, sellers, and trade experts from around the world and the country.
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Trade Winds Trade Mission and Conference
Gain market insight and solidify your Indo-Pacific business strategy at the largest annual U.S. Government-led trade mission and business forum.
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Hannover Messe
Seven trade shows and an investment summit all in one, with industry pavilions which connect exhibitors to potential customers across industry sectors.
Discover Global Markets
Discover Global Markets Business Development Forum
Connect with industry leaders, U.S. commercial diplomats based in key markets overseas, foreign buyers and ministry officials, and fellow exporters at our flagship event series for U.S. companies.

Exporter Tools

Quick links to frequently used export tools.

Know who you are working with by searching the Consolidated Screening List. This list, maintained by the U.S. Government, discloses persons or entities have been denied export privileges or who raise a “Red Flag” that needs to be resolved before proceeding. You can also search the list to find restrictions on certain exports, reexports or transfers of items. 

Learn more about the Consolidated Screening List, or sign up for email alerts that the list has been updated. 

Search the Consolidated Screening List.  

To successfully complete an export transaction, you are going to need to classify your product, and create its Schedule B number, with the help of a Harmonized System Classification code (HS Code). 

HS Codes are used by customs authorities around the world to identify products for tax reasons, and are harmonized (agreed upon) among governments. To create the Schedule B code and fully classify your product, a U.S.-specific coding system is added to your HS code. 

To easily find your code, use the Schedule B search engine.

A tariff or duty is a tax levied by governments on the value including freight and insurance of imported products. Different tariffs are applied on different products by different countries. You will need your HS code to use these tools, see the Product Classification tab for more information. 

Find your tariff information using your HS code using the Custom Info Database ToolLearn more about this tool.

Explore the benefits of the current U.S. free trade agreements using your HS code using the FTA Tariff Tool.

Make sure you and your customers are speaking the same trade language with Incoterms. These internationally recognized rules can help you interpret trade terms and will define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers in any export transaction.

Catch up with the latest version, Incoterms® 2020, and ensure smooth transactions and avoid potentially costly mistakes!

Learn about Incoterms

Pick a new market with confidence! Country Commercial Guides (CCGs) contain market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 70 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide.

Search CCGs

Free trade agreements (FTA) between the United States and select trading partners provide low or duty free access, strong intellectual property protection, and greater U.S. exporter input into FTA country product standards. Get practical guidance to discover if your product or service would benefit from an FTA. 

Visit the FTA Help Center

Social Media and Email

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As the official export promotion site of the U.S. Government, Export.Gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace. Follow our social media channels or subscribe to an email list and find events, services, tips and market research to help U.S. businesses at all stages of exporting.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration manages Export.gov as a collaborative effort with the 19 Federal Agencies that offer export assistance programs and services.

Follow the official @ExportGov Facebook account for updates and news. 

Follow the official @ExportGov Twitter account for events and announcements. 

Follow the official @ExportGov LinkedIn account for exporting news and updates. 

Learn about the various email lists that are maintained to keep the U.S. exporter informed.