Global Trade Alert
Global Trade Alert provides real-time information on state measures taken during the current global downturn that are likely to affect foreign commerce. It goes beyond other monitoring initiatives by identifying the trading partners likely to be harmed by these measures.
Import/Export Bank of the United States
Ex-Im Bank provides guarantees of working capital loans for U.S. exporters, guarantees the repayment of loans or makes loans to foreign purchasers of U.S. goods and services and provides credit insurance against non-payment by foreign buyers for political or commercial risk. Ex-Im Bank must also balance its mandate, that there exists a reasonable assurance of repayment. The Bank is focusing on critical areas such as emphasizing exports to developing countries, aggressively countering trade subsidies of other governments, stimulating small business transactions, promoting the export of environmentally beneficial goods and services, and expanding project finance capabilities.
The International Trade Administration
Rich information regarding exporting products, and provides data of national marketing researches. Free information of foreign countries’ commerce regulations and market research. Domestic industries statistic data in growth, programs, and analysts. It is a one-stop information resource from different agencies of the US Government.
US Customs Service
The United States Customs Service is the primary enforcement agency protecting the Nation’s borders. It is the only border agency with an extensive air, land, and marine interdiction force and with an investigative component supported by its own intelligence branch. The website features importing and exporting rules and regulations, traveler information, contracts and procurement, and an online service for reporting smuggling and customs threats.
US Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved living standards for all Americans by working in partnership with business, universities, communities and workers. The website contains job opportunities, a person finder, a large search engine, bureau media contacts, and bureau history and legislative action.
US Export Assistance Center
The U.S. Export Assistance Center is a cooperative effort of the U.S. Department of Commerce / Commercial Service, the Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington, the Small Business Administration, and the Washington State District Export Council, offering you personalized service in exporting.
US International Trade Commission
The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. The website features publications, investigation reports, dockets, and an information center extremely useful for shipping, trade, and copyright information.
US Trade Representative
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and leading or directing negotiations with other countries on such matters. The U.S. Trade Representative is a Cabinet member who serves as the President’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade and related investment matters.
Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives
Our site is a Portal, directing you back to the Web Pages of local Chambers of Commerce. Here you can find links to every Chamber that has a presence on the web. You can locate a chamber by its name, or by selecting a region from our interactive map. Handy features if you want to visit a particular area of our state, but know none of the local towns. Your local chamber is a great source of local information regarding their region.
Washington State Department of Commerce
The Washington State Department of Commerce is the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington. They administer a diverse portfolio of more than 100 programs and several boards and commissions, all focused on achieving one clear and simple mission: to grow and improve jobs in Washington. Their key customers include business/employers, local governments and community-based organizations. Commerce also plays the crucial role of convening numerous local, state, regional and federal partners and stakeholders, public and private. An agency adopted directly from the Washington Economic Development Commission, the focus is placed on supporting the Governor’s priorities and achieving shared goals and objectives for the citizens of Washington.