Maryland Small Business Development Center

International Business and Trade

Tap Into New Customers Abroad

Whether you sell goods, or services, following are some links to help you tap into 96% of the world's customers living outside the U.S.

  • - Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today's global marketplace
    U.S. Department of Commerce - Links to many sites with important business information
  • International Trade Administration (ITA) - Strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements
  • U.S. Customs Agency - Premier federal agency handling imports and exports
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) - Ensures that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible
  • SBA Export Loan Programs - Designed to help small businesses develop or expand their export activities
  • The World Bank - Latest news, research studies and publications
  • Ex-Im Bank - Official U.S. export credit agency assists in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets
  • Maryland's Division of International Investment and Trade - Attracts foreign direct investment within targeted industries and provides export assistance to Maryland firms prepared to increase their sales in foreign markets
  • The Economist - International business journal

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