International Trade Center Resources

Export Planning & Market Research

Developing an Export Plan

Sample Export Plan

International Market Research – Planning and Resources

Country Commercial Guides

Export Training Video Library

Export Logistics

Navigating Shipping and Logistics

Schedule B Finder

Export Logistics Partners

Methods of Payments in International Trade

Export Documentation

Incoterms 2020

Licensed Freight Forwarder Database

U.S. Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

FTA Tariff Tool

Trade Financing

Trade Finance Guide

Export Loans – U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Trade Finance Solutions – EXIM (Export-Import Bank of the United States)

Agricultural Export Financing – Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS-USDA)

Foreign Direct Investment Funding – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Export Promotion Programs

Illinois’ State Trade and Export Promotion (ISTEP) Program

Trade Mission Schedule – Illinois Office of Trade and Investment

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Food Export Association of the Midwest U.S.A.

U.S. Commercial Service Trade Mission Schedule

Services to Current Exporters – U.S. Commercial Service

Services to New Exporters  – U.S. Commercial Service

Export Compliance

Basic Steps for Export Compliance

U.S. Export Regulations

Export Administration Regulations (EAR) – BIS

Introduction to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Compliance

Interactive Decision Tool – determine if your products are regulated under ITAR

ITAR Compliance Guidelines

Elements of an Effective Export Compliance Program

Compliance for Nuclear Exports – U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission