Mobile phone showing download icon
Research Foreign Markets
Learn how to find the right export markets for you.

International Market Research

International market research is a key piece of successful export planning. It is important to critically review and assess demand for your product, as well as factors related to a given export destination. The information will maximize your company’s efforts while keeping the export plan cost and time-efficient. Our resources can help you compare markets and target the right ones.

Get started today with the 'How To Export' video series!

Researching and Selecting Markets

Be confident in choosing export markets with our articles and videos.

Targeted Market Research and Tools

Use our resources to plan your next exporting step. With years of experience and connections in markets around the world, you can rely on our objective reports and data.
Research by Country
Country Commercial Guides on market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and customs from U.S. Embassies worldwide.
Free Trade Agreements
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.
Industry Research
Find the latest market intelligence, trade events, and trade leads for your industry.
Market Intelligence
Get timely updates on industry opportunities and market conditions from trade professionals at U.S. Embassies.
Market Diversification Tool
Learn about potential new export markets using your current trade patterns.
Trade Stats Express
Interactive tool using U.S. export statistics to find growth markets and trends for your industry.
Top Export Market Rankings
Understand the competitive landscape within a sector, including opportunities and challenges in key markets.
Foreign Trade Remedy Actions
Countries with antidumping, countervailing duty, or safeguard actions affecting U.S. exports.
stack of books

Industry and Product Classification

A product has a unique classification number used in international trade. HS Codes are the most prominent system. Your product’s HS Code will unlock data about market potential and enable to you to complete the export process. 

CS Services for Research

Initial Market Check

Our industry specialists overseas analyze your product/service’s potential in a targeted market through their connections with key industry participants.

Customized Market Research

Get customized market research to answer your international business questions. 

Rural Export Center

The Rural Export Center (REC) provides rural exporters the 3 key ingredients needed for rural export expansion - knowledge, confidence, and connections.