We make navigating the export ecosystem easier. The resources listed below include documents and templates frequently used during the export process and connections to government agencies, trade associations and other providers that can offer services such as export counseling, networking with foreign buyers and connections to international trade missions.

A Basic Guide to Exporting

A Basic Guide to Exporting is an overview of the fundamentals in exporting, designed for small to medium sized companies who are considering finding new market segments overseas.

CIA World Fact Book

The World Factbook, produced for U.S. policymakers and coordinated throughout the U.S. Intelligence Community, marshals facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world. We share this information with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies.

Export–Import Bank of the United States

The Export–Import Bank of the United States is the official export credit agency of the United States federal government. Operating as a government corporation, the bank finances and insures foreign purchases of United States goods for customers unable or unwilling to accept credit risk.

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

As a catalyst for transforming the state of manufacturing, IMEC helps organizations optimize operating capacity, implement advanced product and process innovations, increase sales and enter new markets, and improve profitability.

Illinois Trade Centers

Illinois International Trade Centers provide assistance with international trade and exporting. The centers offer information, counseling and training to existing and new-to-export companies interested in pursuing international trade opportunities.

U.S. Export Assistance Centers

U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) provide front-line outreach and service operations for U.S. exporters through the assistance of International Trade Specialists working in over 100 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

Export–Import Bank of the United States

The Export–Import Bank of the United States is the official export credit agency of the United States federal government. Operating as a government corporation, the bank finances and insures foreign purchases of United States goods for customers unable or unwilling to accept credit risk.

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

As a catalyst for transforming the state of manufacturing, IMEC helps organizations optimize operating capacity, implement advanced product and process innovations, increase sales and enter new markets, and improve profitability.

Illinois Trade Centers

Illinois International Trade Centers provide assistance with international trade and exporting. The centers offer information, counseling and training to existing and new-to-export companies interested in pursuing international trade opportunities.

U.S. Export Assistance Centers

U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) provide front-line outreach and service operations for U.S. exporters through the assistance of International Trade Specialists working in over 100 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

A Basic Guide to Exporting

A Basic Guide to Exporting is an overview of the fundamentals in exporting, designed for small to medium sized companies who are considering finding new market segments overseas.

CIA World Fact Book

The World Factbook, produced for U.S. policymakers and coordinated throughout the U.S. Intelligence Community, marshals facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world. We share this information with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies.