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Global Diversity Export Initiative
The U.S. Commercial Service provides export solutions for minority-owned businesses and underserved communities through our global network and export assistance value chain.
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GDEI Trade Mission to the Caribbean
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
November 17-22, 2024
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GDEI Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia
December 8 – 9, 2024
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Building Bridges to Global Markets
Connecting diverse businesses to international opportunities.

Additional programs planned for 2024.

Global Diversity Export Initiative

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

The U.S. Commercial Service’s Global Diversity Export Initiative is committed to helping underserved communities in the United States, including African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, veteran and service-disabled veteran, women, LGBTQI+ businesses among others increase their exports.

Our global network of experienced trade experts in more than 100 U.S. cities and 80 countries is delivering proven export solutions to help underserved communities identify export opportunities, access financing, connect with international buyers and partners and more.

Let Our Export Experts Assist You

Partnering For Your Success

We partner with your success in mind. Tap the resources of a range of partners with programs and resources dedicated to supporting the success of minority and women-owned businesses in expanding internationally.

How Can We Help You Expand Your Exports?

Our team members are experts in international business development and your best resource for business growth and job creation. Learn more about the ways we can assist your firm:
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eCommerce Solutions
Learn more about how implementing a business digital strategy can help you focus your business technology to achieve your overseas ecommerce goals.
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Global Diversity Export Toolkit
Explore our robust resources dedicated to assisting U.S. exporters begin and expand sales into international markets.
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Find Buyers and Partners
With 95% of the world’s consumers residing outside the U.S., leverage our programs and services to find new buyers and partners.
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Rural Export Center
Rural companies can start their export journey by tapping the customized market research and training provided by the Rural Export Center.
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Women's Global Trade Empowerment
The Women's Global Trade empowerment forum provides events, tools, and resources dedicated to helping women-owned businesses accelerate their exporting journey.
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Trade Finance Guide
This concise, easy-to-use tool was specifically developed as a how-to guide for U.S. firms seeking to enter new international markets and turn export opportunities into actual sales.

Global Diversity & Featured Export Events

Locate Events Targeted to Your Needs

View featured events for minority and women-owned businesses interested in learning how to export or increasing their international sales.  Find information on all of our events, including webinars, trade shows, and virtual events.

Sign Up For GDEI Event Updates

By signing up for updates on GDEI Event Updates, you will receive email updates regarding upcoming trade events, webinars, and other educational opportunities and programs for companies interested in expanding internationally.

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Export Success In Action!

Learn how we have assisted minority and women-owned businesses to expand internationally across a range of industries nationwide.  Their export success story can be your export success story!

Let us help your firm capitalize on our global network of international trade professionals across the U.S. and abroad to develop customized export solutions for your firm.

Strategic Partners

GDEI Strategic Partners

The U.S. Commercial Service partners strategically to enhance our ability to serve underserved communities in support of our mission to assist U.S. exporters develop new markets and expand internationally.  Visit our GDEI strategic partners page to locate additional resources to help your firm expand internationally.

ITA Strategic Partnership Program

Find out more about ITA’s Strategic Partnership Program! ITA Strategic Partners help better prepare U.S. businesses for international success, covering many locations and industries, and working with exporters throughout the entire export process.