Finding Buyers for Exports

Clients often ask us how they can either find overseas buyers for exports or how to expand their existing list of overseas buyers.

There are several programs, through the Department of Commerce, that can assist in finding or expanding a list of buyers, and help in developing or fine tuning your export program.

U S Commercial Service: Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional international markets, the U.S. Commercial Service offers the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities. In addition, we will help you to develop trade finance and insurance strategies that align with your particular business objectives and help you complete your export transaction.

International Trade Administration (ITA): The U.S. Department of Commerce’s ITA collaborates with 19 U.S. Government agencies to bring you We can help navigate the maze of government offices and get answers to your questions, provide a single source for tools, assistance, and expert knowledge to expand your company’s international sales. helps U.S. companies plan, develop and execute international sales strategies necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace. Developed by international trade specialists and economists, here you will find trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help you understand how to export, connect with foreign buyers, and expand operations in new markets.

Small Business Administration (SBA): There are three specific export loan programs, through the SBA, that may be of interest to you:

SBA Export Express Loan Program

SBA The Export Working Capital Program

SBA The International Trade Loan Program

As always, if you have any question concerning this CrossDock article, please feel free to contact your regular C J export representative or Johanna Lively, C J’s Corporate Export Manager, at or (830) 535 4303.

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