U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is the nation’s premier  export promotion agency. Leveraging their Six Sigma best practice engagement methodology, the International Expansion Blueprint™ (IEB), they can help you develop and implement a sound export strategy, and find qualified overseas business partners.

The U.S. Commercial Service – Birmingham

The U.S. Commercial Service office in Birmingham is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration.  Also refered to as a U.S. Export Assistance Center, this office is staffed by International Trade Specialists who can provide significant support to your export endeavors.  In addition to the local offices here, the USCS network includes offices in every state, and in over 80 countries. These overseas locations are based in U.S. embassies and consulates and are staffed by American Commercial Diplomats and locally-hired business specialists. Use the link below to contact your local trade specialists.

On a daily basis, USCS Trade Specialists work with exporters to optimize their export operations.  Here are a few topics they can help you with:

  • Export Market Research
  • International Marketing
  • International Shipping
  • Finding Contacts
  • Promoting Products in Foreign Markets
  • International Financial Strategies
  • Export Finance Resources
  • Website Globalization
  • Export Documentation
  • Market Access – Tariff/Non-Tariff
  • Foreign Import Requirements
  • Foreign Standards
  • Trade Agreements (WTO, NAFTA, etc.)
  • Foreign Investments
  • Foreign Tariffs/Taxes
  • U.S. Export Regulations

Click here for a more detailed article on the USCS.

For more information on how the USCS can help your company succeed in the global marketplace, and how we can help your company grow internationally, visit us on the Web at https://www.trade.gov/birmingham-contact-us, or call (205) 731-1331.

We are grateful to the U.S. Commercial Service for its generous sponsorship of Export-U  for over a decade.