Tuesday, August 21, 2007

USA Exporter News And Resources

If Selling to Africa is of Interest to you, then be sure to read:
“U.S. Exporters Urged to Aggressively Market to Sub-Saharan Africa."

Enhanced Africa Portal was recently updated, giving it a comprehensive work
over with a fresh look. Check it out at Ex-Im Bank Africa Portal.

To register for the free “Ex-Im Bank Africa Update” newsletter and other Ex-
Im Bank information, sign-up here: http://www.exim.gov/lists/subscribe.cfm.

Upcoming Ex-Im Bank Seminars These interactive workshops show how to
increase export sales, improve cash flow, minimize foreign-buyer default risks,
and break into new markets:

1. Trade Finance Solutions for Exporters and Lenders, Wash. DC ($99)

  • September 10-11
  • November 5-6

2. Learn How to Find International Buyers and Extend Credit - ($59)

  • August 30 - Nashville, TN
  • September 26 - Fort Collins, CO

The Export Yellow Pages can be an easy first step to establishing trade contacts,
developing trade relationships, and conducting international business. U.S. companies
are encouraged to register your business FREE at The Export Yellow Pages and
begin taking advantage of international export opportunities today! Visit

A quick-reference for exporters to help USA companies, especially small to
medium sized enterprises (SMEs), download the DOC's free Trade_Finance_Guide (pdf) .

Financing support for shipping, logistics and other companies involved in ocean freight
transportation can be found in Borrowers Transportation Freight Financing (pdf).

Enhanced Support for Small Businesses Selling Internationally Ex-Im Bank is focused
on helping small businesses and here are some new offerings:

1) Small Business Portal & Interactive CD. Designed to assist the non-financial
manager in finding the trade finance solution that addresses his or her business
challenges. Visit the SmBizPortal.Order the free CD by e-mailing joseph.butler@exim.gov

2) Small Business Help Button. Helps exporters know who to e-mail or call for
prompt answers and for counsel from local staff. Find it at the center of Ex-Im Bank's
home page at http://www.exim.gov/.

3) Small Business Exporter Resource Guide. A one-page flyer with active links to
online government trade information available to exporters. To peruse, go to
Small Business Resources(pdf)

4) Small Business Specialists Directory (New!). A one-page directory with contact
names, phone numbers and areas of expertise. Go to Small Business Specialists.

5) Apply Fast and Easy with Ex-Im Online An interactive, online process allows
exporters, brokers and financial institutions to transact with Ex-Im Bank electronically.

Need a Trade Finance Consultant at No Cost? Ex-Im Bank has trade-finance
specialists in your region to assist with your particular export-finance challenges.
Simply complete the ExporterResponse Form.

General Ex-Im Bank Contact Information Web site: http://www.exim.gov/
E-mail: smallbizusa@exim.gov


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