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Business USA Rural Exporting Page

A federal webpage that guides businesses through government programs to support rurual expors.

Foreign Buyers

GAIN reports
Detailed product specific marketing reports from around the world. Search for your product or market. For older reports before January, 2009, click here.

International USDA Funded Commodity Cooperators
USDA funds commodity associations to promote US agriculture products overseas. Many of the associations have offices and programs overseas.  All of them are sources of market information and guidance. More information on the associations can be found at the USAEDC website linked above.
A complete list of associations with links to their website can be found at:

NC Commodity Specific Export Data
NCDA has access to data bases that measure commodity specific data on North Carolina exports. While that information is proprietary, it will be provided on an as needed basis for North Carolina agribusinesses that request specific data.

Product Sector Research
Ask the NCDA staff about that other market research database they have that they are not allowed to mention on their website....

Frequently Asked Exporting Questions
Q&As on exporting

Certificates of Free Sale
What they are and how to get one.

Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Dedicated to helping local small-to-medium sized companies with exporting strategies

Country Profiles
From The Economist magazine
A US Commerce Department website that lists resources available to exporters

Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)
Supports the financing of U.S. goods and services

EXIM Bank Country Limitation Schedule (CLS)
Is that country a good place to export? The EXIM bank has a list of countries where they will not guarantee payment on your exports. Get cash in advance or a confirmed letter of credit for exports to those countries.

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
Works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products

Ginseng Export Market
Information on Exporting Wild Gingseng

International Business Development Market Research Guide
A step by step guide on doing market reserach for your product.

NC Agriculture Export Statistics
Information on exports of NC Agriculture products

North Carolina Ports
North Carolina's ports in Wilmington and Morehead City

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Works to maintain and strengthen the U.S. economy by supporting the needs of the small business community and helping families and businesses recover from natural disasters

Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA)
Works to promote the export of agricultural and food products from the 15 southern states and Puerto Rico

State Export Trade Data
USDA commodity export data by state

Swine Value Chain in North Carolina
A project of Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness

Taiwan Market Leads Link
For trade leads in Taiwan, contact the Commercial Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office at the above link or at .

Tobacco Value Chain in North Carolina
A project of Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness

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NCDA&CS International Trade Office, Peter Thornton, Assistant Director
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 411, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3153; FAX: (919) 715-0083