Other Federal Agencies

In addition to the U. S. Commercial Service, several other federal agencies offer help to American exporters or control the exporting process

OK, to many of us federal government agencies may seem a confusion of alphabet soup. Even so, the ones listed below can be relevant to U.S. exporters. If you are in doubt about who to contact, we recommend that you start by engaging with the New Jersey DEC.

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Export Import Bank of the United States (ExIm)

US exporters use EXIM trade finance products to win deals and get paid: Insurance, Working Capital, and Loan Guarantees backed by the US federal government.  For assistance please contact Regina GordinDeputy Managing Director, (917) 826-5642, Regina.Gordin@exim.gov or for a full list of local EXIM contacts click here.

Food Export Association of the Northeast USA 

Created and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this is one of four “State Regional Trade Groups” which offer access to USDA programs and resources. These programs include a variety of export training and financial assistance opportunities for the agricultural sector. For assistance please contact Deborah Ingravallo, Food Export Liaison, (215) 599-9747, dingravallo@foodexport.org

International Trade Administration (ITA)  

The ITA, of which the U.S Commercial Service is a part, is charged with strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade through the enforcement of trade laws and agreements. It also publishes the Top Market Reports, and maintains statistical trade data.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) provides trade finance solutions for exporters of U.S. agricultural products to developing markets. International sales into these markets can pose financing challenges, as U.S. banks may be reluctant to assume the associated credit risk.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA works through banks in our region to offer special loan programs for exporters. Basically, these are bank loans where SBA guarantees up to 90% of the loan amount, which can be used to finance direct or indirect exports. Indirect exports include things like tourism and the sale of goods to domestic customers who then export them. For local SBA contacts click here.

More federal agencies you may encounter while exporting:

For more on  organizations providing export assistance in New Jersey click here.