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 – Arkansas

The U.S. Commercial Service in Arkansas is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration.  Located in downtown Little Rock, this office provides Arkansas companies with significant support in their export endeavors.  Richard Duda is the International Trade Specialist for Arkansas.

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In addition to the local office in Arkansas, 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.

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:

  • Website Globalization
  • International Marketing
  • International Shipping
  • Market Research
  • Finding Contacts
  • Promoting Products in Foreign Markets
  • International Financial Strategies
  • Export Finance Resources
  • 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

The Department of Commerce has recently published their 2023 National Export Strategy, an essential element of the Department’s mission to advance U.S. leadership in the industries of the future, revitalize domestic manufacturing, and create quality jobs across the country. It sets forth a cohesive strategy and a robust toolkit to support U.S. exporters and to channel the power of exports into economic progress, growth, and security on behalf of the American people.

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