EXPORT ASSISTANCE

Export Assistance

 

Assessment of international market / sales opportunities – especially Canada and Mexico. Match-making meetings with pre-qualified direct sales customers.

First Energy’s Development Department
1-800-984-9480
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The Global Markets Division (GMD) promotes the export of Ohio products and services. GMD provides companies with market research; performs agent and distributor searches; participates in trade shows; organizes trade missions; and assists with export finance. GMD also works with the Economic Development Division to promote Ohio and attract foreign investments into the state.

Global Market Division
Ohio Department of Development
77 South High Street, 29th Floor
P.O. Box 1001
Columbus, OH 43216-1001

Contact: Sean Corson, Senior Trade Manager
Phone: 614-728-4775
Fax: 614-465-1540
Email: sean.corson@development.ohio.gov
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Export.gov is the portal to all export-related assistance and market information offered by the federal government. Whether you’re looking for trade leads, free export counseling, or help with the export process, Export.gov is your first step in growing your international sales.

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Information on trade policy, foreign affairs, doing business in Iraq, etc.

U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
202-647-4000
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the rules of trade between nations and the negotiated agreements.

Centre William Rappard,
Rue de Lausanne 154,
CH-1211 Geneva 21,
Switzerland.
Tel: (41-22) 739 51 11
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Educates local companies in essential areas of international trade: marketing, methods of payment and collection, risk management and logistics.

Randy Nemetz, Director
1768 E. 25th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Tel: (216) 432-5300
Email:randy.nemetz@magnetwork.org
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Association of World Trade Centers worldwide.

420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 518
New York, New York 10170
Tel: 212 432-2626
Fax: 212 488-0064
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The Export Working Capital Program provides pre- and post-export working capital financing for export sales. For more information visit the SBA website.

Pat Hayes
Regional Manager
Cleveland U.S. Export Assistance Center
(216) 522-4731
Patrick.hayes@sba.gov
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This program provides financing to small businesses either engaged in international trade or adversely affected by competition from imports. The SBA may guarantee up to $1.25 million for financing of facility and equipment upgrades or working capital for business development and foreign market expansion.

Pat Hayes
SBA International Trade Specialist
Cleveland U.S. Export Assistance Center
(216) 522-4731
Patrick.hayes@sba.gov
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SBA Export Express helps small businesses that have exporting potential, but need funds to buy or produce goods, and/or to provide services, for export. Loan proceeds may be used to finance specific export development activities. Visit website for additional information.

Pat Hayes
SBA International Trade Specialist
Cleveland U.S. Export Assistance Center
(216) 522-4731
Patrick.hayes@sba.gov
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USEACs provide, in a single location, hands-on export marketing and trade finance support for small and medium sized companies. Visit website for additional information.

Patrick Hayes
Regional Manager, International Trade Programs
1350 Euclid Ave., Ste 211
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 522-4731
Patrick.hayes@sba.gov
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Export Assistance