The SABIT Program
Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT)
The Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT) is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s award-winning global technical assistance program located in the International Trade Administration (ITA). Established for the purpose of promoting free-market principles globally and supporting U.S. businesses in foreign markets, SABIT provides technical assistance to mid-level and senior-level business professionals in target countries by designing industry-specific training and cultivating partnerships with U.S. business counterparts.
SABIT generates significant diplomatic and commercial results by exposing program participants to U.S. business practices, standards, and technologies. SABIT equips current and future business leaders with the technical knowledge to support their own countries’ progress toward more efficient, market-oriented economies, emphasizing valuable export and investment opportunities for U.S. industries. SABIT also assists American companies in creating and strengthening connections with foreign partners and customers.
Since its inception, SABIT has trained over 6,300 participants from Eurasia (former USSR) and over 570 trainees from other countries, including countries in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and Europe. SABIT has generated more than $1.3 billion in U.S. exports to Eurasia since its launch through the business-to-business partnerships that it helps create.