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Exporting resources

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Are you ready to begin exporting? Take this assessment and explore the resources recommended by Mary Lynn Landgraf, senior international trade specialist with the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA).

  • www.export.gov | Website managed by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. government
  • 800 872 8723 | Reach trade specialists with immediate answers to exporting questions
  • www.otexa.ita.doc.gov | OTEXA website. Download the Going Global guide, which details the 15 largest markets for textile and apparel exports and the five fastest growing markets.
  • www.buyusa.gov | Website of the U.S. Commercial Service, where you can find contact information for the export assistance center nearest you
  • www.stopfakes.gov | U.S. Department of Commerce website focusing on intellectual property rights (IPR)
  • www.districtexportcouncil.com | National District Export Council connects you with leaders in your local business community with export experience, who work in tandem with the Department of Commerce to provide consultation to small- and medium-sized businesses
  • www.score.org | SCORE, an organization of working and retired business executives and owners who donate their time and expertise as business mentors
  • www.exim.gov | Website of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., the official export credit agency of the U.S.
  • www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/b&i_gar.htm | U.S. Department of Agriculture website with information about loan programs available to companies in cities and towns with populations under 50,000

Jill C. Lafferty is editor of InTents magazine.

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