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Welcome to the U.S. Commercial Service New York
One of over 100 offices around the U.S. offering the trade expertise to assist with exporting; guidance and tips on how to grow your business & export successfully. Part of a global network with resources, market information and international buyer connections.

New York New York Local Partners

The New York City office of the U.S. Commercial Service partners with a number of organizations in order to better support New York exporters.  By supporting and being part of an export assistance ecosystem, the New York City office helps to ensure exporters get the assistance they need.

Our Export Assistance Partners

Empire State Development, Global New York 

With representatives around the world and programs offering export funding and assistance, Global NY helps New York businesses enter or expand their presence in the global marketplace. Global NY programs connect companies with sales agents and distributors abroad and offset the costs of exporting with grants and loans. By participating in our trade missions, New York businesses can create and reinforce global connections and partnerships. Global NY is committed to helping businesses sell their products and services in growing markets including Canada, China, Europe, India, Israel, Mexico, Europe, South Africa and South America.


New York District Export Council 

The New York District Export Council is a private, non-profit organization, whose members are appointed for four year terms by the Secretary of Commerce, which brings together experienced international business people who provide support, advice, and assistance to small and medium-sized companies from New York that are interested in entering into or expanding into international markets. Free counseling is available.


Export-Import Bank (EXIM), New York Office

EXIM is an independent federal agency that fills gaps in private export finance in order to bolster U.S. job growth at no cost to American taxpayers. EXIM provides trade financing solutions – including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, and guarantees of commercial loans to foreign buyers – to empower exporters of U.S. goods and services.

Richard Foy | Regional Director, Eastern Region |


U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

DFC is America’s development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. They invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.


Managed by the Small Business Administration, America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) represent the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on a variety of topics. There are nearly 1,000 local centers available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses. The following SBDCs are located in New York City:

Baruch College (Midtown Manhattan) SBDC
Baruch College, Field Center
Ulas Neftci
55 Lexington Ave., Rm 2-140
New York, NY 10010 - View Map
Phone: 646-312-4790
Web Site:

Brooklyn SBDC
NYC College of Technology
Miriam Colon
Acting Director
25 Chapel Street, 11th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201 - View Map
Phone: 718-797-0187
Web Site:

College of Staten Island SBDC
College Of Staten Island
Dean Balsamini
2800 Victory Blvd., Building 3A, Room 105
Staten Island, NY 10314 - View Map
Phone: 718-982-2560
Fax: 718-982-2323
Web Site:

Columbia-Harlem SBDC
Kaaryn Simmons
475 Riverside Drive Interchurch Center, 3rd Floor Columbia University
New York, NY, NY 10115 - View Map
Phone: 646-745-8573
Web Site:

LaGuardia (Queens) SBDC
LaGuardia Community College
Rosa Figueroa
30-20 Thomson Avenue, Suite BA02
Long Island City, NY 11101 - View Map
Phone: 718-482-5303
Fax: 718-609-2091
Web Site:

Lehman College (Bronx) SBDC
Clarence Stanley
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Carman Hall Room 128
Bronx, NY 10468 - View Map
Phone: 718-960-8806
Fax: 718-960-7340
Web Site:

Pace University (Manhattan) SBDC
Andrew Flamm
163 William Street, Room 328
New York, NY 10038 - View Map
Phone: 212-618-6655
Web Site:

York College (Queens) SBDC
Harry Wells
94-50 159th Street, Science Bldg - Room 107
Jamaica, NY 11451 - View Map
Phone: 718-262-2880
Web Site:



U.S. Commercial Service Liaison Office to the United Nations

The U.S. Commercial Service is committed to helping U.S. companies successfully navigate the United Nations Procurement System. To meet this objective, U.S. Commercial Service New York coordinates with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (U.S. Department of State) to track and help companies navigate business opportunities within the United Nations system. For more information about this program click here. You may also address questions to:  

Carmela Mammas, Director
New York U.S. Export Assistance Center 
U.S. Commercial Service
Tel: (212) 809-2676 / (917) 301-5926