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Strategic Partnership Program
ITA partners with trade associations, private corporations, chambers of commerce, educational institutions, government entities, and other organizations to help us to achieve our mission of enhancing America’s global competitiveness.

ITA Strategic Partners

ITA Strategic Partners

Our Strategic Partners cover many locations and industries. Our work with them increases our expertise along all parts of the export process. Our Fiscal Year 2023 Strategic Partners are shown below.

The use of logos does not connote endorsement by the Department of Commerce of the organizations’ views, products, or services. 

ITA's Strategic Partners

    The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed’s membership has reached over 400 members and more than 80 employees with a global presence in countries including Europe, India, China, Brazil, and Japan. AdvaMed’s member companies range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. The Association acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products and digital health technologies.

  • AIRC

    The American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership association of accredited secondary and post-secondary institutions, student educational recruitment agencies, and service providers that seek to promote standards-based international student recruitment and enrollment practices. As a leader in the field of international enrollment management, AIRC develops and provides essential resources, services, and programs for its 350+ members to advance their recruitment goals and adhere to standards. AIRC is a Standards Development Organization (SDO) registered with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

  • AMT

    Founded in 1902, Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) represents and promotes U.S. based manufacturing technology. Our members are those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing.  AMT’s goal is to provide the programs and services that will grow members’ businesses in every facet—product innovation, market expansion, employee development - and to represent and promote members and the manufacturing technology (MT) industry to the world at large.

  • American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association - AIANTA logo

    Celebrating 25 years in 2023, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) was established by tribes for tribes to address inequities in the tourism system. Governed by an all-Native board of directors, AIANTA serves as a united voice for the $14 billion Native hospitality sector. AIANTA works to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values with several key accomplishments, most notably its successful legislative work that led to the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (NATIVE Act) funding in 2018. AIANTA’s priorities are to provide technical assistance and training, research, and publications; to facilitate conversations with the Native communities, federal agencies, non-profit associations, and elected officials on the economic and cultural importance of a healthy hospitality industry; to highlight the importance of visiting authentic Native destinations and to generate awareness and demand for these destinations with domestic and international travelers, the travel trade and the media.


    Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) represents more than 1200 members — freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries, air cargo agents, and non-vessel operating common carriers. NCBFAA members employ 110,000 international trade professionals who serve more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA  monitors legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members. NCBFAA keeps their members informed of these and other related issues through its weekly Monday Morning eBriefing, and various meetings and conferences throughout the year.

  • MTS

    The Marine Technology Society promotes awareness, understanding, and the advancement and application of marine technology. Incorporated in 1963, the international society brings together businesses, institutions, professionals, academics, and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators.

  • TMA BlueTech logo

    TMA BlueTech™ (TMA) is a non-profit, triple-helix (academia/education, industry and policy makers)-oriented, innovation cluster organization established in San Diego in 2007. Its mission statement is “Promoting Sustainable, Science-Based Ocean & Water Industries”. Originally focused on San Diego – one of the largest U.S. BlueTech (ocean and water tech) clusters – it has a growing number of members across the U.S. and abroad. It is a leading voice for BlueTech and sustainable Blue Economy development internationally. TMA helped form the BlueTech Cluster Alliance (BTCA) that today has 10 leading oceantech cluster members from eight countries and is helping promote the creation of regional clusters globally.

  • OWIT

    United around the globe, the goal of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) is to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business. OWIT’s growing network continues to provide a collective forum to support education, to facilitate information exchange and to promote networking. In pursuing these goals, OWIT strives to provide a rewarding volunteer environment, to stay at the forefront of trade and technological developments, and to build partnerships and alliances with peer organizations and associations.

  • ICEF
    International Consultants for Education and Fairs (ICEF) is the global market leader in business-to-business events and services for the international education sector. Over its 30-year history, ICEF has helped to shape international education through unrivalled networking events, market intelligence publications, and training and accreditation services. ICEF’s networking events facilitate meetings between thousands of educators, student recruitment agents, and sector-relevant service providers. Taking place online, in-person, and in hybrid formats, ICEF events often focus on a specific region or education sector, and are designed to foster business relationships among international partners. The flagship event, ICEF Berlin, is considered the most important event in the industry’s annual calendar.
  • GTG
    Getting to Global is a next-generation trade and investment software and training company that empowers local, state and federal economic development organizations and government agencies to serve their community of exporters in the most effective way possible. Its mission is to shorten the communication gap between exporters and their respective government and industry support ecosystem through programs such as its Finance & Grants Navigator,, and Blueprint training portal. Its GrowBig Initiative focuses on the equitable distribution of resources and tools to support merchants across the entire socio, economic and geographic spectrum.
    The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is the leading connector for Indian Country on a global scale. For over 50 years, NCAIED has assisted Native-owned, small businesses and tribal enterprises in taking business to the next level through business matchmaking, providing access to capital, business and leadership training, government contracting and procurement, accessing global markets, and exporting services. NCAIED is the longest-established and leading organization focused on tribal enterprises, Native American entrepreneurship, and Indigenous economic development. Its mission to empower the lives and economies of Indigenous people knows no limits when it comes to business development. 
    Founded in 1972, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is the longest-operating business growth engine for the broadest group of systematically excluded communities of color (Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, and Native American), and its impact goes far beyond the supply chain. It’s about upward mobility for the emerging majority of Americans, an equal shot at participating in the American experiment of free-market capitalism and entrepreneurship. Its work is about correcting the unequal access to wealth-building opportunities.
  • MSM
    M Square Media (MSM) is a Canada-based education management company and a leader in innovation and globalization in international education. MSM serves over 1200 partner institutions worldwide and has aided over 135,000 students since its inception in 2012. Its services include student recruitment, global and in-country offices, pathways, and public-private partnerships. MSM also provides an edtech platform and various education technology solutions. Headquartered in British Columbia, MSM has personnel in over 20 countries and offers international recruitment, marketing, and business development solutions to partners in 36 nations, including Canada, the US, UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Sannam S4
    Sannam S4 Group is a leading international services provider, connecting our partners to key global markets to achieve their strategic goals. Since our founding in 2008 in New Delhi, we have expanded our offering from entry and expansion in India to markets across South, South East Asia, and beyond. Through our market-leading brands, Acumen and Seamless, we provide value to our clients through clearly-articulated internationalisation strategies from concept to delivery, ensuring success and sustainability. Our businesses are bound together by purpose, mission, and commitment to create positive change and winning strategies for our globally ambitious partners.
  • AACC
    The Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) encourages, facilitates, and supports the economic growth and sustainability of the greater Washington D.C. area community by building bridges and serving as a resource for the Asian Pacific American business community. AACC achieves this mission through business networking programs, summits, expos, business development workshops, seminars, and other special programs and events. Dedicated to improving economic development, AACC is an advocate for the minority- and women-owned business community, providing opportunities, resources, and mentorship to foster professional growth, business development, and leadership in the community.
  • AmChm Jordan
    A leading Jordanian Association the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan (AmCham-Jordan) is a voluntary non-for-profit member-based organization established in 1999. With over 250 members from top Jordanian companies and U.S. companies operating in Jordan, AmCham-Jordan has been working for 20 years to contribute to Jordan’s sustainable economic development through the promotion of Jordan-U.S. trade and investment relations, policy, advocacy, human resources development and business community outreach. AmCham-Jordan is affiliated with the United States Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. and is the 2020-2021 Chair of the AmCham MENA Regional Council
    The Mandalay Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI) is a non-profit organization for regional private business development in upper Myanmar. Mandalay is the second largest economy city in the country. MRCCI was established on June 26, 1991, and currently has over 3500 members with 45 affiliated associations. MRCCI supports the business community representing international organizations and private business sectors, sharing knowledge, experiences, and opportunities. MRCCI partners with 33 other groups to foster business development, implement workshops, seminars, trainings, and other activities. 
  • NBCC
    The National Black Chamber of Commerce® (NBCC) is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship, capitalistic activity within the United States, and via interaction with the Black Diaspora. Empowering the Black Business Community for 30 Years, the NBCC is the largest Black business association in the world. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NBCC was founded in 1992 by Harry Alford and Kay DeBow. Today the organization has over 200 chambers across 40 states and 50 nations.
  • NBL
    The National Business League is the first and largest, independent, not-for-profit, trade association for Black-owned businesses and professionals in the United States, founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington on Aug. 23, 1900. The NBL serves as a global catalyst toward the economic development, empowerment and liberative freedom of Black businesses. The NBL promotes the interest of more than 3.2 million Black American businesses that contribute $128 billion in economic output and produce 1.18 million jobs to the U.S. economy. The NBL has regional offices in Atlanta, Detroit, and Los Angeles, national headquarters in Washington, D.C., since 1966 and an international office in Cape Town, South Africa. Approaching 125 years of service, the NBL is a proud partner to more than 125 Fortune 500 companies, including public and private sector organizations worldwide, looking to provide Black economic equity and inclusion in the racially diverse global marketplace.
    The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and the only global advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBTQ business community. NGLCC is the exclusive third-party certifying body for Certified LGBTQ Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) companies. Over one-third of Fortune 500 and multinational corporations recognize this certification and partner with NGLCC to create fully LGBTQ-inclusive supply-chains. The LGBTQ business owners NGLCC represents generate over $1.7 trillion in economic impact, create jobs, and innovate business solutions nationwide. Additionally, NGLCC is the leading public policy advocate working to include Certified LGBTBE® businesses in procurement opportunities at the federal, state, and local level. NGLCC Global is expanding its reach to five continents bridging economic opportunity and LGBTI human rights worldwide.
    The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is the nation’s largest Latino business advocacy organization and works to actively promote the economic growth, development, and interests of more than five million Hispanic-owned businesses that combined, contribute over $800 billion to the American economy each year. We operate through a network of more than 260 local chambers and business associations throughout the nation. 

    The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the most established and largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian American and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. As a thought leader with over 36 years of track record in business matchmaking accomplishments by connecting their constituents to Fortune 1000 corporations, government agencies at the federal, state and local levels, non-profits, and small and minority businesses, USPAACC is poised to raise the bar of success to yet another level.

  • Kallman
    Export with purpose. Exhibit with confidence. Kallman Worldwide is an export marketing advocate focused on helping U.S. business leaders capitalize on international trade events to grow their share of global markets. Our flagship USA Partnership Pavilion programs cover all the details of presenting a professional business environment to buyers, enabling exhibitors, clients and partners to maximize their event marketing opportunities, cultivate meaningful global business relationships and account for a measurable return on their export marketing investment. Kallman Worldwide provides advice, assistance and support services before, during and after professional trade events throughout the world.



  • Coupang
    Coupang is a proud ITA Strategic Partner. In a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership, Coupang and ITA cooperate to boost South Korean export opportunities for U.S. businesses. Leveraging both ITA’s broad export counseling resources and Coupang’s e-commerce and logistical infrastructure, this Partnership will conduct in-person and virtual workshops to provide U.S. businesses with the information and tools they need to understand and access the fast-growing South Korean e-commerce opportunity.
  • TWM
    Launched in 2020, The WMarketplace is a nation-wide ecommerce marketplace for women-owned businesses to sell their products and professional and personal services. Offering favorable terms to its sellers, it also is a supportive community of women entrepreneurs that have access to learning opportunities through the trademarked HER-Commerce™ programs. With over 500 women-owned businesses selling 3500+ products and services ranging from home goods to coaching, in over 35 states, The WMarketplace empowers shoppers with a new way to find the communities they want to support, including Black-woman owned, Latina-owned, AAPI-owned, Veteran woman-owned, and more. 
  • The National Institute for World Trade (NIWT) focuses on educating, informing, and training professionals to make for effective world trade. NIWT was chartered in 1986 by the New York State Department of Education. NIWT has provided quality training services to both private and public enterprises seeking to enter or accelerate their growth in new international markets. NIWT has a highly skilled team of professionals provides key employees with the training (customized to meet management and compliance needs) and knowledge to operate international supply chain efficiently, competitively, and

  • Goldman Sachs Foundation

    The Goldman Sachs Foundation (GSF) was established in 1999 as a global philanthropic organization. It supports initiatives such as 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB), a $750 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital, and support services. By working with local, regional, and national community development financial institutions and other mission-driven lenders, the 10KSB helps expand access to capital for small businesses. Through partnerships with community colleges nationwide and Babson College, 10KSB provides small business owners with a practical business education.

  • USC Gould school of law logo

    USC Gould School of Law’s Center for Transnational Law and Business (CTLB) promotes world-class policy analysis, research, thought leadership and educational opportunities in international law, policy and business. CTLB provides a scholarly home at one of the country’s leading law schools for the development of practical solutions for global businesses as they face an increasingly complex and chaotic patchwork of rules and practices in the global marketplace. The center facilitates expanded interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching and research, and brings together leading academic experts, government officials, policymakers, practitioners and business people from across the country and the world.

    The Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW) was created by the Washington State legislature to assist local small and medium-sized businesses in both urban and rural areas in providing free advice on financing of export transactions, risk mitigation, and financing alternatives. EFACW also provides in person and virtual export training programs to local companies and lenders.
  • lendistry logo
    Lendistry is a minority-led fintech that provides innovative lending products and access to grant programs for small businesses nationwide. Small business owners come to Lendistry for a flexible financing partner that can serve their needs for their entire business lifecycle, from early and growth phases, to established years when they’re staples of their communities. Based on its reputation for deploying funds efficiently and equitably, public and private organizations come to Lendistry to help their programs impact communities that need them most. As a fintech and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Lendistry is uniquely able to give borrowers both speed and convenience, and personal assistance with the application process.


  • meridian finance group logo
    Since 1994, Meridian Finance Group (“Meridian”), a specialty trade credit insurance broker, has placed hundreds of U.S. companies in policies to mitigate risk of accounts receivable default, and support their borrowing capacity. Meridian’s team is dedicated not only to placing its clients in the most competitive solution, but also to servicing all aspects of the relationship. A recipient of the President’s “E” Award and four times ExIm’s “Broker of the Year”, most recently 2022, Meridian is committed to supporting U.S. businesses to grow and diversify, internationally.   


  • The 22
    The 22 Fund is an early-growth, impact fund investing in climate/clean tech, and sustainable U.S. manufacturing companies to increase their international sales. Our investment strategy and impact are correlated leading to non-concessionary returns. Our mission is multifaceted to create the clean, quality jobs of the future in underserved and low-and-moderate income (LMI) communities and grow mobility and generational wealth for Woman and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). We intentionally invest in firms led by Women and BIPOC. We deliver both high returns and high social/economic impact.
  • GloBis
    GloBIS provides due diligence on any company, any size, anywhere in the world, as well as international partner searches, site visits, background investigations on individuals, local language media searches and market research. This information helps GloBIS’ clients mitigate risks by choosing the right international business partners, including determining credit limits for international buyers, hiring the right staff, and finding new markets for their goods. GloBIS has been a supplier of ICP reports to the U.S. Commercial Service since 2004 and GloBIS reports are accepted by EXIM Bank.
  • EBRD
    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a multilateral development bank founded in 1991, invests to build up effective market economies in countries across three continents and to make a positive impact on people’s lives. With a focus on private sector investment and support for policy reform, EBRD works to ensure that economies in its regions are competitive, inclusive, well-governed, green, resilient and integrated.
  • FedEx
    FedEx Corp. FedEx Corp. provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. With annual revenue of $93 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively, and innovating digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its nearly 530,000 employees to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards, and the needs of their customers and communities. FedEx is committed to connecting people and possibilities around the world responsibly and resourcefully, with a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. To learn more, please visit
  • UPS
    Operating in more than 220 countries and territories, United Parcel Service(UPS) is committed to moving our world forward by delivering what matters. Beginning as a small messenger service started by enterprising teenagers and a $100 loan, UPS and its more than 500,000 UPSers around the globe are a transportation and logistics leader, offering innovative solutions to customers, big and small. UPS understands and appreciates its responsibility to help build safer, stronger and more resilient communities founded on justice and economic opportunity for all, supported by a healthy, sustainable global environment. Navigating worldwide importing and exporting is essential for the success of any business – big or small. 


  • TCMA
    Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA), on behalf of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRB/ITC), provides a dynamic hub for government, business, culture and community. As the first and only federal building dedicated to both public and private use, RRB/ITC also serves as the official World Trade Center Washington, DC (WTCDC). Through the World Trade Centers Association, WTCDC utilizes a global network of 750,000 affiliated business from 300 trade centers in over 100 countries to maximize its connections and capabilities. With this extended network, WTCDC works diligently to ensure TCMA at the RRB/ITC offers a rich mix of signature events such as high-profile economic summits, conferences and cultural programs. These initiatives foster international dialogue, enhance diplomacy, promote trade and generate business opportunities.
  • WTC Delaware
    World Trade Center Delaware is Delaware’s leading international business resource. We provide export/import services, training programs, matchmaking opportunities, internship programs, and other essential services not found elsewhere for businesses and academic institutions that enable them to successfully increase their international profile and hire additional employees. We train companies to seek out and respond to international, domestic tenders, requests for proposals, and bidding opportunities. We lead trade missions and bring foreign buyers and officials to Delaware.  As a member of the World Trade Centers Association and partner to federal government and multilateral agencies, we can provide local assistance across the globe. 
  • World Trade Centers Association
    As the licensor of the world-famous World Trade Center (WTC) brand, the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is an international trade association and a vibrant membership community with a mandate to promote and facilitate trade and investment opportunities on a global scale. Through its more than 300 Members who have state-of-the-art World Trade Center-branded facilities or operations in cities across nearly 100 countries, WTCA serves as a beehive of economic activity, and provides an environment of trust and credibility. The WTCA is a global network comprised of an ecosystem of conference and exhibition centers, economic development agencies, real estate developers, universities, logistical hubs, airports, free zones and more.