China Council for the Promotion of
International Trade (CCPIT): CCPIT is the largest trade promotion organization in
China, with more than 20 functional Departments (including publications and news paper
"China Trade News") which offer a wide range of services for both Chinese and
foreign businesses. CCPIT also has 16 Representative Offices overseas and many Local
Branches and Industrial Sub-council all over the country. Its components also include
several Enterprises, Agencies under its jurisdiction as well as a few Attached
Hong Kong Trade Development Council Home
Page: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) is the statutory
organization set up to promote Hong Kong's trade in goods and services. It helps to
develop Hong Kong's role as an information hub, a sourcing and business center in the
Asia-Pacific region, and as the gateway to China. It has a global network of 51 branch
- Indian Export
Promotion Organizations: Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) have been set up for the
purpose of promotion and development of exports from India. EPCs are non-profit
organizations providing information and assistance to their members in order to boost
exports. At present there are 19 EPCs and 9 Commodity Boards in India. The Indian Trade
Promotion Organization (ITPO), a multi-product and non-sectoral service organization,
helps in export promotion efforts mainly through trade fairs and other export development
programs in comparatively less explored markets. In addition, Industry Associations such
as ASSOCHAM, FICCI, CII and FIEO at the national level, and industry specific
organizations assist members in export promotion.
JETRO: Home Page -- JETRO (Japan
External Trade Organization) is a nonprofit, Japanese government related organization
dedicated to promoting mutually beneficial trade and economic relations between Japan and
Korea International Trade
Association -- Since its founding in 1946 by 105 trade-minded Korean businessmen, KITA
has grown to represent more than 60,000 members and has developed into one of Korea's
major economic organizations. Over the past 50 years, KITA has concentrated on expanding
Koreas trade relations, and on developing the country's economy. Most recently, KITA has
focused on integrating Korea more fully with the international business community.
External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) was established on March 1, 1993, as
the external trade promotion arm of Malaysias Ministry of International Trade and
Industry (MITI). MATRADE functions as a focal point for Malaysian exporters and
foreignimporters to source for trade-related information.
- Pakistan Export
Promotion Bureau-describes three different Marketing Services provided by Export
Promotion Bureau to the Pakistani exporters:
- PAKISTAN EXPORT
PROMOTION BUREAU --The Bureau was established in 1963 with the charter of providing
the Pakistan exporters with updated marketing information. Today, after after almost 35
years, the Bureau has extended its services for exporters from information dissemination
to quality control, assistance in import inputs, display centers, exhibition, buyers /
sellers meetings, display of competitors' products and marketing to help in the promotion
of exporters products.
The Singapore Trade Promotion Board --
In developing Singapore as a premier international trading hub, TDB maintains a network of
31 offices worldwide to facilitate business contacts and gather market intelligence. TDB's
team of professionals takes on the challenges of a wide spectrum of trade policy and
promotion and market development activities.
The Sri Lanka
Export Development Board is the premier state organization dealing with the promotion
and development of exports.You can search the EDB Member Database of over 2,000 leading
Sri Lanka companies to find suppliers, customers and business partners.
Taiwan CetraNet --
The China External Trade Development Council (CETRA), the foremost non-profit trade
promotion organization in the Republic of China on Taiwan (R.O.C.), was founded in 1970 to
help promote foreign trade. Jointly sponsored by the government and the industrial as well
as commercial associations, it assists Taiwan businesses and
manufacturers to reinforce their international competitiveness and to cope with the
challenges they face in the foreign markets.
- Thailand -
Department of Export Promotion --The Department of Export Promotion (DEP) serves as
the nerve center of Thailand's export promotion effort. In addition to a permanent
exhibition hall showcasing the wide range of products made in Thailand, DEP offers
computerized databases containing a wealth of both general and specific information about
companies, products and buying sources in Thailand, and is also able to arrange factory
visits and appointments with company representatives. The DEP organizes Thailand's product
fairs, some of which are the largest in Southeast Asia, and also arranges numerous
incoming buying missions and overseas selling missions annually. This service is provided
free of charge through offices throughout the world as well as in the important commercial
centers around Thailand.
and Eastern Europe:
- EXPORT PROMOTION
-- Latvia Chamber of Commerce and Industry. One of the main tasks of LCCI is to promote
export of Latvian enterprises. Describes export promotion activities carried out by LCCI.
- Latvian Development Agency - Home --
The LDA is the executive arm of government responsible for attracting foreign direct
investment (FDI) to Latvia and plays a prominent role in stimulating an expansion in
and the NIS:
BISNIS -- BISNIS Online, the home
page for the Department of Commerce's Business Information Service for the Newly
Independent States (BISNIS), the U.S. Government's one-stop shop for doing business in
Russia and the other states of the former Soviet Union.
Promotion Organisation -- ETPO is a membership organizations that includes trade
promotion groups from 30 countries in Europe.
Irish ExportNet -- A Web site
maintained by the Irish Exporters Association. The Association has a single focus - the
improvement of the export environment, which is the least interventionist way to assist
the exporter. The members of this voluntary body, which is entirely independent of
Government, whose 350 members account for 66% of Ireland's exports of goods and services.
- EXPORT PROMOTION CENTER OF TURKEY
(IGEME)-- IGEME is a the sole public organization supported by the Government of Turkey to
develop and promote Turkish exports. In line with its objective IGEME acts as an
intermediary in establishing business contacts between foreign importers and Turkish
exporters. Thus, it contributes to both parties providing a two-way service, enlightening
Turkish businessmen and furnishing foreign importers with information on economic
conditions, market prospect, exporters and regulations in Turkey. IGEME performs this
function in a series of activities which can be categorized in five main areas,namely
research, development, training, trade information, publicity and promotion, and
South Africa Export
Promotion --. The major South African government agency involved in export promotion
is the Directorate: Export Trade Promotion of the Department of Trade and Industry. The
functions of the Directorate are to promote exports by developing the export market and
providing assistance to South African exporters, to encourage the creation of an export
culture in South Africa, to formulate and maintain a long-term plan aimed at promoting
exports and to manage the personnel and functions of the Department's offices abroad.
- ProChile - Export Promotion Bureau of
Chile --PROCHILE is the organization responsible for the promotion of Chile in the
international business world.
Promotion: Market Development Cooperator Program -- A description of the U.S. Market
Development Cooperators' Program managed by the U.S. Trade Development Administration of
the Department of Commerce.
- Government Resources
for Export Promotion -- BIE links to U.S. and other governmental export promotion
- EXPORT PROMOTION
RATIONALES FOR AND AGAINST GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS AND EXPENDITURES -- Summary of
statement by Allan I Mendelowitz, Managing Director, International Trade, Finance, and
Competitiveness General Government Divisions.
- International Trade Administration -
Trade Information --U.S. Department of Commerce"s International Trade
Administration Home Page.
- NEXCO Home Page
--NEXCO (National Association of Export Companies) was established in 1965 in New York
City. NEXCO's membership includes export management and export trading companies,
manufacturing exporters, export service providers, and individual entrepreneurs with a
serious interest in exporting. NEXCO's mission is to act as the information provider,
support clearing house, forum, network, and advocate for the exporter, export service
provider, and others who seek to enhance America's trade position by increasing exports.
NEXCO conducts monthly meetings in New York City area and welcomes invitations from other
organizations to present timely issues to exporters.
- October 23, 1996,
Press Release, #96-287 STATE OFFERS GRANTS TO PROMOTE ALASKA EXPORTS . William L.
Hensley, commissioner of Department of Commerce and Economic Development, today announced
a new trade show export promotion program. Nonprofit corporations, professional
organizations and government agencies that encourage the export of Alaska goods and
services are eligible for $3,000 promotion grants.
- Promotion of
Illinois Exports - International Economic Development -- Describes a program to assist
Illinois business and industry with International Trade Initiatives and with links to:
:*U.S. Export Assistance Center*Private Sector Trade Organizations*State Export Promotion
Agencies*Export Coordinating Council.
Databases --The National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) is the U.S. Government's most
comprehensive source of international trade data and export promotion information. Types
of information on the NTDB include: International Market Research, Export Opportunities;
Indices of foreign and domestic companies; how-to market guides; Reports on demographic,
political, and socio-economic conditions for hundreds of countries; and much more.
- The Foreign Agricultural Service/USDA
--The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) that represents the diverse interests of U.S. farmers and the food and
agricultural sector abroad. It also collects, analyzes, and disseminates information about
global supply and demand, trade trends, and emerging market opportunities. FAS seeks
improved market access for U.S. products and implements programs designed to build new
markets and to maintain the competitive position of U.S. products in the global
marketplace. FAS also carries out food aid and market-related technical assistance
programs, as well as operates a variety of Congressionally mandated import and export
programs. FAS helps USDA and other federal agencies, U.S. universities, and others enhance
the global competitiveness of U.S. agriculture and helps increase income and food
availability in developing nations by mobilizing expertise for agriculturally led economic
- U.S. Trade and Development Agency
--The U.S. Trade and Development Agency assists in the creation of jobs for Americans by
helping U.S. companies pursue overseas business opportunities. Through the funding of
feasibility studies, orientation visits, specialized training grants, business workshops,
and various forms of technical assistance, TDA enables American businesses compete for
infrastructure and industrial projects in middle-income and developing countries.
United States Trade Representative
--The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and
coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and
leading or directing negotiations with other countries on such matters. The U.S. Trade
Representative is a Cabinet member who acts as the principal trade advisor, negotiator,
and spokesperson for the President on trade and related investment matters.
- USITC: HOME PAGE --The USITC is an
independent, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides objective trade expertise to both
the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on
U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as
patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. USITC analysts and economists investigate
and publish reports on U.S. industries and the global trends that affect them. The agency
also updates and publishes the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.
- Welcome to Tradeport --An
international trade promotion initiative of BAYTRADE, managed by the Bay Area Economic
Forum, and LA TRADE, managed by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, with support
from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.
UN and International Organizations:
International Trade Links:
- Exporthotline.com: Export
HotlineŽ is a service of International Strategies, Inc. (ISI), a Boston based, privately
held corporation. As electronic publishers of international business information, the
mission of Export Hotline is to create a content rich Internet service focused on all
aspects of global trade and investment:
- International Business Resources on the
WWW : Maintained by Michigan State University. Contains a comprehensive set of
links to international trade information resources. A good starting point for
finding trade information on a variety of topics.
- Trade Compass: A
complete reference for international trade. Includes daily updated trade news, an index of
US export companies, a trade library providing extensive information under several
categories, a trade forum for fostering dialogue, a searchable database of trade shows
around the world. Some services are free (registration is required), while others are
accessible through subscription.
- TradePort: TradePort is
designed to be an easy-to-use tool offering one place to go for comprehensive trade
information, trade leads, and company databases. It is an international trade/defense
conversion initiative of BAYTRADE, managed by the Bay Area Economic Forum, and LA TRADE,
managed by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
- IMEX Exchange, Inc. Home Page : A
good source for country reports for overseas markets, information on U.S. markets, trade
leads, and trade associations.
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