expanding US business internationally

Interested in Joining the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks?

As a U.S. business who targets EU or Swiss nationals with your products or services, you might consider joining the EU-U.S. and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks (an overview PDF contains key information about the Privacy Shield scheme). Both Frameworks require a self certification. The U.S. government provides a “How to” join the Privacy Shield …

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A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Contracts

The United States government has declared increased exports are the path for financial recovery. In particular, the Small Business Administration declared exports are the principal method to buttress American small business. So, how do small businesses effectively negotiate in the international market? Equipping oneself with a negotiation strategy permits a business to maximize benefits and …

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Census.gov Foreign Trade Webinars and Virtual Townhalls

The U.S. Census Bureau has a series of webinars on foreign trade relations (exporting) covering a variety of topics ranging from introduction to exporting to updates on recent regulatory initiatives on www.census.gov. The Bureau also runs virtual town halls on export issues, the next one is November 5. The Go Global series details governmental resources …

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Basic Guide to Exporting and Export Business Planner

If your small business is interested in learning about exporting or wants to brush up on some export basics take a look at the export.gov’s A Basic Guide to Exporting. “For more than 70 years, A Basic Guide to Exporting has been the resource that businesses have turned to for answers to their questions about …

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U.S. Commercial Service’s International Company Profile

If your small business needs to vet a potential overseas business partner consider using the U.S. Commercial Service’s International Company Profile service. The International Company Profile provides: A detailed credit report on a prospective overseas sales representative or partner in approximately 15 days or by the date negotiated with the overseas’ office[;]A listing of the …

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