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Global Diversity Export Initiative
The U.S. Commercial Service features export solutions for minority-owned businesses and underserved communities leveraging our global network and the export assistance value chain of the International Trade Administration.
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Building Bridges to Global Markets
Connecting diverse businesses to international opportunities.

Wilkes-Barre, PA | July 27
Baltimore, MD | July 28
Jackson, MS | August 9
Houston, TX | August 10
Cleveland, OH | August 24
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Pride 2021: Get Certified & Grow Internationally
Please join the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) to learn about available programs to help underserved U.S. businesses export around the world.

Global Diversity Export Initiative Events

Featured Events

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, organizes trade programs and events to support minority businesses interested in exporting.


Global Diversity Export Initiative Events
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Building Bridges to Global Markets

The U.S. Commercial Service’s Building Bridges to Global Markets brings no-cost, in-person exporting expertise to your community. Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success. Join one of our upcoming programs:

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA | July 27
  • Baltimore, MD | July 28
  • Jackson, MS | August 9
  • Houston, TX | August 10
  • Cleveland, OH | August 24

Learn About Building Bridges

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eCommerce for Native American Artists & Craftspeople: Monthly Webinar Series

Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian visual artists and craftpersons face unique challenges with the shift to online sales, and continued limits on attendance at local arts and crafts fairs.  

Learn what you need to sell your arts and crafts online: An e-commerce primer for Native American visual artists and craftspeople.

About the Program

  • This program is a series of monthly webinars held the second Thursday of each month through December 2022.  
  • It features speakers from the private and public sectors, who have extensive experience in the business of selling Native American arts and crafts.
  • It features speakers with extensive experience in the business of selling Native American arts and crafts, from both the private and public sectors.
  • The series has been organized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in collaboration with the United States Department of the Interior’s Indian Arts and Crafts Board and Indian Dispute Resolution Services.

Participation Information

This series will be held each month on the 2nd Thursday of each month. 

May 12 | June 9 | July 14 | August 11 | Sept. 8 | Oct 13 | Nov. 10 | Dec 8

3:00PM - 5:00PM ET | 2:00PM - 4:00PM CT | 1:00PM - 3:00PM MT |12:00PM - 2:00PM PT

Register for Webinar


Export Opportunities in China for Personal Care Brands

Don’t sit on the sidelines and miss a major growth opportunity! China is currently the second largest cosmetics market globally and the top destination for U.S. cosmetics exports. It is estimated the Chinese beauty and personal care market will be worth more than $78 billion by 2025. Last year, U.S. companies exported $1 billion dollars in cosmetics to China. 

Join us for a chance to learn about opportunities for U.S. personal care brands to enter this rapidly growing market! You will hear from industry practitioners and a U.S. Commercial Service expert on best practices for entering China through e-commerce, marketing to Chinese consumers, and overcoming common pitfalls and challenges. A U.S. personal care company will also speak about their experience entering this market and answer your questions on what it takes to succeed in China.  

Speaker Will Include

  • Melissa Hill (Moderator), U.S. Commercial Service – Market Overview
  • Elizabeth S. Kopelman, Frisson Beauty – Market Entry Strategies Including Do’s and Don’ts
  • Ric Kostick, 100% PURE – Market Entry Success Story
  • Janice Wingo, International Trade Administration – Trademark Registration

Participation Information

Date: August 10 - 1:00 pm EDT / 10:00 am PDT
Cost: Free

Register Now


Asian American Chamber of Commerce & CS Trade & Investment Forum

Join the Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) and the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) for a Trade & Investment Forum to discuss the importance of increasing US exports to help small business growth as well as increasing international investment to facilitate job-creating business investment into the United States. 

  • AACC will present on member services resources, and mentorship programs to foster professional growth, business development, and leadership in the community.
  • The U.S. Commercial Service will present on CS’s global network and resources to help companies expand into new markets and increase export sales. 
  • SelectUSA will discuss their services for global companies to evaluate investment locations and make it easier to establish and grow their business operations in the U.S. market.

Date and Time

  • Thursday, Aug 25, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT


  • Virtual
  • Zoom Link will be emailed to you upon registration


  • Free to the public

Register for the Forum

Resources and Estrategias for Global Market Éxito

Small businesses already #exporting & looking to grow or that are just entering the global marketplace can register for “Resources and Estrategias for Global Market Éxito” on August 31 at 2 p.m. ET.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration SBA Office of International Trade and the U.S. Commercial Service present this webinar that will feature successful Hispanic-owned #smallbusiness #exporters that have achieved global sales success. They will share their global business experiences and the federal resources that supported their export growth.

The Q & A following the webinar will be available in English or Spanish.

Register Now

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Women in Tech Trade Mission to Europe: Oct 30 - Nov 5

The U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is organizing an executive-led Women in Tech Trade Mission to France, Netherlands, and Portugal from Sunday, October 30, 2022, to Saturday, November 5, 2022. 

This Trade Mission will provide potential opportunities for participants to access European regional markets and increase U.S. exports to the European Union by connecting them to pre-screened business prospects.  

Who Should Apply?

Export-ready U.S. companies, trade associations and other exporting organizations. The focus of the Trade Mission is on the Tech industry, which covers a wide range of all technology related products and services. This mission is particularly suited to women-owned and women-led businesses in the following sectors:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • CleanTech
  • Cybersecurity
  • E-Commerce
  • EdTech
  • FinTech
  • HealthTech
  • IoT and Smart Cities
  • Software and Digital Services
  • Telecommunications

The Trade Mission delegation will be representatives with decision-making authority from U.S. companies, U.S. trade associations and national chambers of commerce representing industry sectors within the Tech space. Consideration will be given to all export-ready companies that meet mission criteria, but the emphasis of the mission is to assist women-owned business and/or female executives of U.S. companies. 

Learn About the Mission

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Locate Additional Events Targeted to Your Needs

See our full event calendar.  Attend a local event to connect with experts to learn more about exporting.  Find a U.S. or overseas trade event to find potential partners through our matchmaking programs!  

Additional Assistance

We provide an array of additional assistance to help companies expand their international sales, including a variety of market research products and services to increase your brand awareness and market exposure in countries around the world to help your firm find and establish relationships with potential overseas business partners.
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Our International Trade Specialists provide one-on-one counseling on an array of export topics.