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U.S. Commercial Service U.S. Export Assistance Centers. Why Should YOU Be Exporting?. Why Export?. It expands your portfolio. Companies looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider exporting.

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U.S. Commercial ServiceU.S. Export Assistance Centers

Why Should YOU Be Exporting?

Why Export?

  • It expands your portfolio. Companies looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider exporting.

Why Export?

  • Two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is OUTSIDE of the U.S.

    • Consider large and growing MIDDLE CLASS markets:

      • China

      • India

      • Mexico

      • Malaysia

Why Export?

  • Accessibility is easier than ever. Today, improvements in trade finance, the Internet, and trade agreements have dramatically increased access to markets worldwide. 

  • FTA Markets:

  • Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia

  • DR-CAFTA (Costa Rica, El Salvador,  Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic)

  • Israel, Jordan, Korea, Morocco,

  • NAFTA (Mexico, Canada)

  • Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore

Why Export?

Competitive Advantage. The U.S. is known throughout the world for high quality, innovative goods and services, customer service, and sound business practices.

YOUR Federal Government!

More than 100 Offices in the U.S. and U.S. Embassies and Consulates Worldwide (in 70 + Countries)

Our global network can:

  • Locate international buyers, distributors & agents

  • Provide expert help at every stage of the export process

  • Help you to enter new markets faster and more profitably

U.S. Commercial Service,

Singapore Staff

What we do

  • Trade Counseling

  • Finding Partners (distributors, agents, direct buyers)

  • Educational events

  • Industry/market intelligence

  • Due diligence

Finding Partners - Making Sales

Gold Key Matching Service

International Partner Search

International Company Profile

International Buyer Program

Products & Services

Market Research

Gold Key Service

Trade Counseling & Advocacy

International Partner Search

Single Company Promotions

  • Commercial News USA

Market Research

South Carolina’s Best Markets:






But don’t rule out: Australia, Japan,

Brazil, Saudi Arabia or South Korea!

Connecting You to International Partners!

  • Video Conferences & Webinars – Trade Education

  • Certified Trade Shows – Bringing Foreign Buyers to You!

  • Trade Winds (Turkey, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Singapore, Colombia)

  • Discover Global Markets (Across the U.S. - Charlotte)

Transcon Trading

Counseling, GKS, ICP,

STEP- Trade Winds

Bridge to Life

  • Counseling on EU standards, due diligence in partner search, shipping advice, etc.

  • GKS- Tradewinds Singapore

    Results: 20 markets in three years!

Charleston Women in International Trade

City of Columbia, Office of Economic Development

College of Charleston, School of Business & Economics

ECI - Find New Markets

S.C. Department of Agriculture

S.C. Department of Commerce

S.C. District Export Council

S.C. Forestry Commission

S.C. State Ports Authority

S.C. World Trade Center

U.S. Commercial Service

University of Couth Carolina, Moore School of Business

Dorette Coetsee, DirectorColumbia U.S. Export Assistance CenterPhone: (803) 777-2571 Email: Dorette.Coetsee@trade.gov

Amy Thomson, Senior International Trade SpecialistColumbia U.S. Export Assistance CenterPhone: (803) 777-2563 Email: Amy.Thomson@trade.gov

Denis Csizmadia, ManagerGreenville U.S. Export Assistance CenterPhone: (864) 250-8429Email: Denis.Csizmadia@trade.govPhil Minard, Manager

Charleston U.S. Export Assistance CenterPhone: (843) 746-3404Email: Phil.Minard@trade.gov

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