Export - Import Solution Center

 
Exporting/Importing Resources Through APPA

Exporting and importing activities can be challenging and risky, but also provide tremendous advantages and opportunity. Exporters benefit from gaining global market share and increased sales. With governments around the world actively supporting and encouraging trade relations, importers benefit from lower costs and increased profits. APPA equips its members with all of the resources and tools needed to start or expand your exporting & importing activities, including:

Assistance from the Experts
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
Country Commercial Reports
Exporting Guides
Links to Government Agencies

 
Assistance from the Experts

APPA has partnered with Blue Tiger International (BTI) to bring our members the most qualified experts in the exporting/importing field. Email us or call our hotline (203.532.000 ext. 520) to get answers to your global trade questions over the phone, or schedule a complimentary 45 minute export/import readiness assessment to help you define your business goals.

Members needing more comprehensive assistance qualify for a 15% discount on additional services. For more information about BTI and the expertise that they can provide, click here.

 
Export Import Bank of the U.S. (EX-IM Bank)

EX-IM Bank is an independent federal agency that fills gaps in private export finance and reduces risk to support U.S. growth. U.S. based businesses can access a variety of nominally priced products including export credit insurance, guaranteed credit for working capital, and guaranteed commercial loans to foreign buyers. For more information on available services and to contact the APPA representative at EX-IM Bank, click here

 

Country Commercial Reports

Country commercial reports are prepared by U.S. embassies in more than 75 countries abroad and brought to you by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The reports focus on 8 important factors to help you determine the right market for your product, including:

  • Market overview
  • Political & economic environment
  • Selling U.S. products & services
  • Leading sectors for U.S. exports & investment
  • Trade regulations, customs, & standards
  • Investment climate statement
  • Trade & project financing
  • Business travel


To access a pull down menu with available country commercial reports, click here or go to www.export.gov.

 

Exporting Guides

The U.S. Commercial Service offers comprehensive exporting guides, videos & webinars to help you discover the steps to become export ready. For more information, click on the links below or go to www.export.gov.

 

Links to Government Resources

United States Department of Agriculture
     •Foreign Agriculture Service
     •Agricultural Marketing Service
     •Food Safety Inspection Service
     •Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
     •National Agricultural Statistics Service

United States Food & Drug Administration
     •Imports & Exports
     •Import & Export Inspections

United States Customs & Border Protection

United States Department of Commerce
     •International Trade Administration
     •Bureau of Industry & Security
     •Census Bureau
     •Export.gov