An export library at your fingertips
This Exporter’s Resource Database puts a wealth of trade information and export data at your fingertips. It includes information from the very basics of exporting, to advanced topics like international trade finance, global eCommerce, export documentation, and intellectual property protection. We invite you to explore the library and hope it proves helpful.
If you are new to exporting, the entire process may seem very complex, but it is a manageable process.
An (excellent & free) book
A Basic Guide to Exporting from the ITA provides the information you need to begin selling overseas with confidence.
Finding trade intelligence
Market research should not be just an academic exercise, it should finds out what actually drives a market.
Info on over 150 markets
Country Commercial Guides describe market conditions, opportunities, and business customs worldwide.
What's really going on there?
The CIA does much more than spy. It evaluates on-the ground conditions in countries worldwide that you can access.
Key markets by industry
These reports provide
detailed assessments of the global competitive landscape by industry.
Funding / protecting exports
Global business requires both financing and insurance to operate smoothly, profitably, and with acceptable risk exposure.
Online export sales
International Digital Sales and eCommerce require a thoughtful strategy to position your company for long-term success.
Find/ manage overseas reps
Most companies rely on sales agents or distributors to represent them overseas. The challenge is finding reliable partners abroad.
US export controls
There are a lot of bad actors in the world --- countries, companies, and people. Export controls limit their business activity.
Safe/ productive travel
A little advance work can help make your travel business overseas safe and productive. Here are some suggestions.
Protecting your IP abroad
People often don't realize that their IP—copyrights, patents, trademarks — is not always protected abroad.
Export paperwork may seem overwhelming, even intimidating, but the paper sequence is actually quite manageable.
Excellent & free resources
The internet has tons of export data and information; the trick is finding the right information to help you do business.
Practical tips for exporters
We offer some practical write-ups on trade topics for exporters. Most also have matching webinars on this website.
Useful documents, etc.
Here, we offer several articles, charts, spreadsheets, and other downlaods which you may find helpful.
Export terms defined
There are many technical terms associated with exporting. This glossary defines several you are most likely to encounter.
PPT handouts & transcripts
Webinars are great learning tools, but streaming content can be enhansed with these transcrpts and handouts.
This Exporter’s Resource Database subtopics include international trade strategies, export business concepts, and terms including: export basics, the Basic Guide to Exporting, global market research, Country Commercial Guides, the CIA World Factbook, top market reports, international finance, export credit insurance, global eCommerce, international marketing and intelligence, import tariffs, Incoterms like FOB and CIF, international payment terms like letters of credit, import duties, country risk, SBA export loans, NAFTA, the GDPR, trade embargos and sanctions, pro-forma invoices, export controls and much more. This website has been funded in part by the U.S. Commercial Service. Copyright (c) All Rights Reserved by the District Export Council of Georgia. Photo: AdobeStock_219087543-purchased 11-2-18. Also, IP image from AdobeStock_31459064.