October is Manufacturing Month

Spotlight on Manufacturing

Looking to build your bottom line through new export sales? Please join us in recognizing Manufacturing Month 2021 with a series of virtual roundtables featuring accomplished small business manufacturers and experts. Hear their secrets and insights to help you grow your company’s international sales.

This month-long series of free webinars will provide an overview of federal government tools, resources, and services available to support U.S. companies of all sizes. They also will feature U.S. small businesses sharing how they worked with multiple government agencies to successfully boost their international sales.

  • OCT 14 – Financing/Credit Insurance – learn about finance challenges and solutions for
    manufacturers. 
  • OCT 21 – Supply Chain – find out how your company can improve operations, reduce costs, and mitigate risk through effective supply chain management.
  • OCT 28 – Celebrando el Mes de la Manufactura – presented in SpanishHispanic-owned manufacturers share their export success stories. You’ll also get an overview of Federal export promotion resources.

Trade Resources

SBA’s Trade Hotline

Do you have questions about tariffs or customs compliance, need information on new international markets, or advocacy on your behalf with a foreign government regarding a pending contract?  Please call the SBA toll free (855) 722-4877 or email your contact information and trade issues to international@sba.gov.


Export Nation Podcasts

Export Nation, presented by the U.S. Commercial Service, provides informative and entertaining content highlighting America’s export experts and trade related news, successes, events and insights.


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“I worry about getting paid.”

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Trade Missions

Cyber Security Business Development Mission to South America

Dates: October 18-25, 2021

This mission aims to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to some of South America’s most rapidly growing information and communication technology (ICT), security, and critical infrastructure protection markets. It will assist U.S. companies in finding business partners to which they may export their products and services to the region. Space is limited. For questions regarding this program, please contact Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov.

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Trade Mission to South America

Dates: December 5-6, 2021

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to South America that will include the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in South America Conference in São Paulo, Brazil.

The goal of the mission is to help participating U.S. companies find potential partners, buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, and Uruguay, laying the foundation for successful long-term ventures to take advantage of market opportunities in South America. During the mission, the delegation will have access to US&FCS commercial officers, commercial specialists, and Department of State economic/commercial officers from the markets in the region. For more information, visit https://www.trade.gov/south-america-trade-missionRegister your interest to receive a brief market assessment from the selected market.  For questions regarding this program, please contact Laura.Krishnan@trade.gov.

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Trade Winds

Date: March 6-8, 2022

Trade Winds (around World Fair Expo in Dubai). Trade Winds, the largest U.S. Government-led trade mission and business development forum, is coming to Dubai during Expo 2020, the World’s Fair. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Winds features meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, exciting conference programming, optional pre-arranged matchmaking & plenty of networking! (March 6-8) Spin-offs: March 3: Qatar, Morocco, Algeria, Israel; March 10: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait. SME Cost: $2,200 (includes 1 B2B) $1,200 for each additional stop. In Pennsylvania, Trade Winds participation may be partially funded by GAP funds.