Use the “Look South” Export Initiative to Close Your Next Sale

November 08, 2016

The “Look South” export initiative has been an important focus for the Department of Commerce as it looks to connect more businesses with export opportunities in Mexico and the U.S.’ 10 other free trade agreement partners (Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru). The key thing to remember is  these are all participating countries the U.S. has FTA’s with and, therefore, low to zero tariff rates on items as well a reduction in market access barriers on all facets of trade.

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Exporting Tip: A HERO is Made, Not Born

November 03, 2016

This blog is about perseverance in the face of adversity; it’s about that U.S. small business entrepreneurial spirit and it’s about your government working together for you. Yes, your government works cooperatively with over 28 U.S. Government departments, agencies and offices in a city near you and in locations all over the globe. They are brought together with a single purpose - developing and enabling international business opportunities for U.S. companies.

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Brokers & Bankers: Working together to help small businesses grow

November 01, 2016


Interviewer - Stu Schechter is a seasoned insurance broker with over 30 years in the business and founder of The Credit Insurance Source in Matawan, New Jersey. He graciously took time from his busy schedule to reflect upon small businesses, exporting and how an export credit insurance broker helps companies grow. Hint: It’s all about the relationship.

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