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Trade Leads and Project Opportunities
U.S. Government (USG) Resources are a comprehensive list of research, innovations programs, and services for exporters from across the U.S. government. Learn how finding Trade Leads and Project Opportunities can help improve your competitiveness overseas.

USG Resources Trade Leads

Trade Leads and Project Opportunities for Exporters

U.S. Department of Commerce

Business Service Provider – This service provides export-ready U.S. companies with a listing of U.S. and foreign business service providers that offer export and/or investment assistance, including consultants, lawyers, freight forwarders, and other service providers.

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Global Business Development Unit - In addition to highly experienced staff supporting trade financing access by small and medium-sized businesses, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) also has this development unit dedicated to acting as an informational resource for trade leads and project opportunities, as well as providing information on EXIM programs. This group can also direct inquiries within the agency to ensure the appropriate underwriting teams are aware of opportunities.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. government foreign aid agency that provides large grants to countries that are performing well on independently-gathered indicators in the areas of governance, control of corruption, investing in people, promoting trade, and improving management of the environment. MCC provides contracts and grants to U.S. companies assisting in developing its Regional, Compact, and Threshold programs:

  • MCC’s Compacts provide five-year grants to eligible countries in amounts ranging from $69 million to up to $900 million USD, with the average being between $250 and $300 million USD. 
  • Threshold programs tend to run for three to five years for countries on the cusp of being eligible for Compacts and tend to be between $25 and $80 million USD. 
  • A new instrument is the Regional Compact, addressing cross-boundary issues like energy and transport. The first of these is close to being finalized in West Africa. 

Interested companies should check MCC’s website to see where they work and to check out specific opportunities and to do business with MCC. Updated procurement timelines are released on a six-month basis to forecast upcoming needs. 

U.S. Trade & Development Agency

Trade Posts (USTADA’s eNewsletter) - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s (USTDA’s) Trade Leads contain real-time information on procurement opportunities in emerging markets. Advertised tenders are either the result of previous USTDA-funded activities or have been provided to the Agency by its network of partners overseas for direct delivery to U.S. companies. Search leads and receive notifications when new leads are posted by registering for the newsletter.

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The Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) is hosting this list of U.S. government export and competitiveness assistance programs and services as part of the Climate and Clean Tech Toolkit