The Association of Food Industries is a trade association serving the food import trade. AFI is committed to developing programs that facilitate the business of its member companies, encourage free and fair trade and foster compliance with United States laws and regulations for the food industry.
The WCIB houses and coordinates a variety of programs that help people improve their global business skills and knowledge.
It is our mission to support American companies in finding the most advantageous solution for their business expansions in Europe. We have a substantial track record of helping investors successfully achieve their objectives in Bavaria.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit business membership organization that has been established in New York City since 1969. It is our mission to promote trade and investment flows between Brazil and the United States and to forge closer ties between the business communities of both nations. Chamber members range from small firms to Fortune 500 corporations and operate in a variety of sectors, including the financial services, manufacturing, legal services, hospitality, and trade.
By offering key networking opportunities, personalized introductions, sector-specific conferences, and important bilateral business news and information, the Chamber is dedicated to providing each of our member firms with a personalized service to ensure they make the most of this exciting time for US-Brazil relations. Please visit www.brazilcham.com or call (212) 751-4691 for more information.
Brooklyn Goes Global (BGG) is the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s marketing program for Brooklyn manufacturers competing in a crowded and challenging marketplace. BGG’s tri-level strategy helps to identify, evaluate and connect Brooklyn manufacturers and export/import companies with domestic and international buyers through promotion and marketing, education and training, and technical assistance.
The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York is the highest Czech consular office on the East Coast of the USA. Czech Consulate in New York executes this role within its jurisdiction of ten states in the North-East of the USA. Promotion of activities in the fields of bilateral trade, investments, tourism and regional development is one of the priorities of the Government of the Czech Republic.
For more information, please visit our website at www.mzv.cz/ny
We are New York City’s supply chain industry hub for networking, education and mentorship for area supply chain students. We are the N.Y.C. chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management. With over 8,500 members representing nearly all industry sectors, government, and academia from 67 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management. The organization is lead by an elected group of global officers with its headquarters located in Lombard, Illinois, USA.
Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to helping interested citizens better understand the world and the foreign policy challenges facing the United States and other countries. The Council on Foreign Relations State and Local Officials Initiative seeks to serve as a resource and forum for bipartisan discussion on pressing international issues that affect the priorities and agendas of state and local governments, including the economy, trade and competitiveness, homeland security, public health, immigration, and energy supply and climate policy.
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) was founded in 1917 and incorporated in 1926. Its members are attorneys who are interested in the field of customs law, international trade law and related matters. CITBA members represent importers, exporters and domestic producers in matters involving U.S. customs laws, antidumping and countervailing duty laws, safeguards, export licensing, and other federal laws and regulations that affect imported or exported merchandise or international commerce. CITBA also includes U.S. Government lawyers at federal departments and agencies responsible for administering the customs and international trade laws. Frequent seminars and panels are conducted throughout the year in New York City and Washington D.C. concerning various matters of interest to the membership.
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York State’s lead economic development agency. The organization, with co-headquarters in Albany, Buffalo and New York City, is supported by a network of additional ESD locations throughout the state and around the world.
Empire State Development is committed to being recognized on a global scale as the economic development engine driving job growth, strategic investment and prosperity in New York State. ESD is intent on paving the way for New York State to become the leader of the innovation economy and one of the most business friendly, productive and competitive economic development climates in the world.
The mission of the European American Chamber of Commerce is to provide its members with timely and relevant information, resources and support on matters affecting business activities between Europe and the U.S. EACC works closely with its affiliates in Paris, France, Cincinnati, OH and Princeton, NJ, and together we have built a dynamic network that reaches over 10,000 executives in the US and across Europe. With over 640 members in Europe and the US, the EACC is a valuable resource for virtually any size business.
The goal of the EACC’s New York Chapter is to stimulate business development, and to facilitate networking and relationships between European and American businesses & professional organizations. EACC NY’s audience is comprised of major organizations in the financial services, legal area, media, real estate, professional services/consulting industry, luxury retail, tourism and other business sectors represented in the Tri-State area.
For more information visit www.eaccny.com
The European-American Business Organization, Inc. (EABO) is a consulting firm specializing in transatlantic business development and international tax services for SMEs and government agencies. It offers a multitude of services such as market entry and expansion strategy, export assistance, EU compliance such as CE Marking and REACH, strategic partner search, legal and immigration services, international trade show planning and cross-border communication strategies. The EABO team comprises decades of experience in these fields and speaks the majority of the European Union’s principal languages.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.
Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.
Ex-Im Bank does not compete with private sector lenders but provides export financing products that fill gaps in trade financing. We assume credit and country risks that the private sector is unable or unwilling to accept. We also help to level the playing field for U.S. exporters by matching the financing that other governments provide to their exporters.
Ex-Im Bank provides working capital guarantees (pre-export financing); export credit insurance; and loan guarantees and direct loans (buyer financing). No transaction is too large or too small. On average, 85% of our transactions directly benefit U.S. small businesses.
With more than 70 years of experience, Ex-Im Bank has supported more than $400 billion of U.S. exports, primarily to developing markets worldwide.
Department of International Trade and Marketing (ITM), Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, Fashion Institute of Technology
ITM is a two-year undergraduate bachelor of science degree program, which aims to prepare students for entry level management positions in international trade and global fashion companies. The program offers global opportunities for its students through its world-class faculty, impressive internships and classroom experience, and deep connections with the industries served.
The FITA Global Trade Portal, is the source for international import export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related Websites. FITA has 450 association members and 450,000 linked company members dedicated to the promotion of international trade, import-export, international logistics management, international finance and more.
The German American Chamber of Commerce® (GACC™) New York fosters the economic ties between Germany and America. Founded in 1947 it now also comprises branch offices in Philadelphia and California. The GACC New York offers a wide range of services to the Northeastern and Western states. Benefiting from being close to Silicon Valley the California branch mainly supports trendsetting industry sectors such as IT, biotechnology, renewable energies, semi-conductors and nanotechnology.
A statutory body established in 1966 under the HKTDC Ordinance (Chapter 1114), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers.
Our mission is to create opportunities for Hong Kong companies. With our network of more than 40 offices worldwide, and the city’s natural business advantages, we provide a range of services to help global trade and promote Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia.
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational Association of 13,000 Members in 10 specialty practice forums and 29 Chapters around the world.
IIDA, with respect for past accomplishments of Interior Design leaders, strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The Association provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals’ impact on the health, safety, well being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.
The International Trade Initiative, a division of the York College Small Business Development Center was created to assist companies become globally competitive by providing high value one-on-one trade consulting services and customized research at no cost to our clients. Contact us and learn what your company can achieve beyond our borders.
Career and Professional Programs (CAPP) at LaGuardia Community College offers practical and technical training to working professionals to help them move forward in their career. The import/export certificate program provides training for entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their own small business. CAPP also offers courses ranging from computers to bookkeeping to develop business skills.
The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is Malaysia’s national trade promotion agency. Established in March 1993, MATRADE is responsible for assisting Malaysian companies to succeed in the international market by developing and promoting Malaysia’s exports to the world. MATRADE also facilitates foreign buyers to source from Malaysia and forging business partnerships with reliable Malaysian companies.
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Global Network offers various business organizations, state economic and commercial agencies, bilateral chambers of commerce, trade and business associations and educational institutions to work together to provide resources and business opportunities to connect New York City businesses and companies coming to the U.S. from abroad.
Since 1994, the Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business Council has worked to foster business relations between Russia and the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. The goal of MARBC is to enable companies based in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region to enhance their positions in Russia and to attract Russian businesses to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. A major focus of MARBC’s efforts has been the establishment of the Mid-Atlantic region as a leading partner for Russian-American business and technology cooperation.
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The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is the only federal agency dedicated to advancing the establishment and growth of minority-owned firms in the United States. Through a network of minority business centers and strategic partners, MBDA works with minority entrepreneurs who wish to grow their businesses in size, scale and capacity. These firms are then better positioned to create jobs, impact local economies and expand into national and global markets. MBDA has spent more than four decades increasing the competitiveness of minority firms.
The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) is the premier business organization advocating a rules-based world economy. Founded in 1914 by a group of American companies that supported an open world trading system, the NFTC and its affiliates now serve more than 300 member companies through offices in Washington and New York.
Advancing Global Commerce: The role of America in the world economy and the impact of international trade on the United States have never been more important. Leveraging its broad membership, expertise and influence, the NFTC is the only national business organization that exclusively advocates the international and public policy priorities of its members. From international trade, investment, tax, and export finance to human resource management, the NFTC’s services and advocacy are a critical link for U.S. companies.
The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency is an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, it actively assists international companies who are looking to expend into Europe. Its services, which are free of charge and highly confidential includes export guidance on issues such as Customs VAT, tax and labor, and tailor made fact finding trips to introduce companies to the business environment.
The Economic Office at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York is an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, it actively assists Dutch companies looking to expend their business to the United States. Its services include advising on export and import regulations, locating potential partners and /or distributors, and guidance on how to establish and maintain an office in the United States.
New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) is the City’s primary engine for economic development charged with leveraging the City’s assets to drive growth, create jobs and improve quality of life. We are an organization dedicated to New York City and its people. We use our expertise to develop, advise, manage and invest to strengthen businesses and help neighborhoods thrive. We make the City stronger.
NYCEDC also helps create affordable housing, new parks, shopping areas, community centers, cultural centers and much more.
The New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association, Inc. is one of the oldest transportation related organizations in the United States today. Founded in 1917, the association provides information on issues and developments important to its members; serves as a voice for the Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage and OTI communities in policy and regulation decision-making; and protects and advocates the best interests of the group as a whole.
NEXCO is a nonprofit association that takes the mystery out of trade by providing educational events for the international trade professional. Our events are offered via webinars and seminars. Webcasts are available for purchase 24/7 and can be downloaded to an MP3 player. NEXCO … serving your educational needs since 1963.
The Organization of Women on International Trade – New York (OWIT-NY) is a non-profit organization that provides support, inspiration, information and networking opportunities to women and men who are active members of the international trade community.
ProMexico is the Mexican Government institution in charge of strengthening Mexico’s participation in the international economy. The mandate given to ProMéxico is to plan, coordinate and execute strategies to attract foreign direct investment, promote Mexican exports of goods and services and encourage the internationalization of Mexican companies in order to contribute to the economic and social development of Mexico.
The Queens Library at Flushing, the largest community library in the borough, has a collection of books and magazines on international business. Queens Library subscribes to a number of free databases related to international business. Reference librarians are available to assist with information needs.
SCORE, with 364 chapters and 13,000 volunteers nationwide, is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses start, grow and succeed. SCORE has been a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration for over forty years. SCORE NYC’s 70-plus mentors from a wide range of business backgrounds (including international trade) offer small business entrepreneurs confidential counseling services at no charge. SCORE NYC also offers low-cost seminars and workshops on many topics, including exporting and importing.
The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), the business library of The New York Public Library, specializes in the subject areas of domestic and international business, small business, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, industry and marketing . SIBL provides free access to a broad range of electronic databases covering business and international trade such as the Directories of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries/Foreign Firms Operating in the United States, Dun & Bradstreet’s Million Dollar Directory, ISI Emerging Markets covering business and industries in developing economies, Panjiva database of U.S. importers and their foreign suppliers, USA Trade Online database of U.S. export/import trade statistics as well as many others. Reference librarians are available to assist with your research.
Through a network of 24 regional centers, the New York State Small Business Development Center delivers high quality business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.
The Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the premier forum fostering business and commerce between Spain and the United States. Headquartered in New York City, the Chamber is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to serving American and Spanish businesses. Our mission is to provide the highest quality services and most efficient strategic tools to increase the competitiveness of your business.
Our mission is to represent the government and people of the Republic of China, and to promote the longstanding friendly and mutually beneficial relations between Taiwan and the United States.
The American Turkish Society, founded in 1949, is America’s oldest not-for-profit organization seeking to enhance economic, political, and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States. The Society achieves its mission by bringing together leaders in government as well as business leaders, journalists, and scholars covering a spectrum of fields. It also initiates and sponsors a variety of education and arts & culture programs. www.americanturkishsociety.org
The India-America Chamber of Commerce works to promote business networking and business-to-business dialog between the business and policy leaders of India and the U.S. — the free world’s two largest democracies. The Chamber serves as a platform for open and spirited interaction among U.S. and Indian business professionals from the private and public sectors. The Chamber’s bi-monthly, luncheon series includes keynote presentations by visiting cabinet ministers, ambassadors and other prominent business leaders from the U.S. as well as India. For additional information, please go to www.iaccgh.com
Since 1982 the Long Island Import Export Association, Inc, has offered seminars covering a range of subjects focusing on key global issues. The goal is to help manufacturers, importers, business owners and “start-up” companies expand their knowledge in the field of international trade. We are most proud of our partnership with the Department of Homeland Security/ U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
LIIEA seminars are presented by accomplished and recognized professionals who offer their insight about the business environment today and their personal views of the future. The global market is constantly changing and our speakers are highly experienced in all fields to discuss how to conduct business in today’s dynamic environment.
The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) is dedicated to U.S.-Arab business and works closely with government and private sector leaders throughout the Arab world, as well as members of the U.S. business community, public policy research centers, multilateral institutions, nongovernmental organizations, media and the U.S. Government. NUSACC is widely regarded as the voice of American Business in the Arab world, and the premier private sector portal to the United States for Arab commercial enterprises. NUSACC is the only US business entity that is officially recognized and sanctioned by the League of Arab States and the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture. As such, we serve as a “sister chamber” and partner to the national chambers of commerce throughout the Arab world.
New York City greatly values its status of having the largest diplomatic and consular community in the world. The New York City Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol serves as the City’s primary liaison between the Offices of the Mayor and the United Nations, 192 Permanent Missions, and 111 Consulates. As an integral part of the Mayor’s Office, the Commission facilitates positive relations among members of the international community, local, state, and federal governments, and New Yorkers.
The Port Authority of NY & NJ, established in 1921, is a bistate agency that manages and maintains aviation, maritime and rail facilities, vehicular crossings and real estate that are critical to the region’s trade and transportation network.
The Traffic Club of New York is an organization of logistics professionals in the maritime, intermodal, rail, motor carrier, port, warehousing and allied distribution fields. It provides someone to be on the “inside” of the logistics industry.
Membership is made up of manufacturers, executives from the freight forwarder, steamship, rail, intermodal, consulting, freight brokerage, port, NVOCC and legal professionals who deal with the logistics industry on a daily basis. Members come from throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
The Club has a series of educational and social events throughout the year.
The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal government agency dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized New York City manufacturing and service companies develop international markets.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Northeast Chapter is a non-profit business organization constituted by corporations, businesspeople and institutions committed to promoting trade and business between the U.S. and Mexico by helping companies to bridge the two nations’ differences in their legal, regulatory and economic systems, as well as languages and cultures.
USCIB is a private non-profit business organization that promotes an open system of trade, finance and investment on its policy side. USCIB is also the National Guaranteeing Association for the ATA Carnet and the national distributor of ICC Books.
The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is a not-for-profit, non-political association that fosters the WTC concept and develops inter-WTC cooperative programs. WTCA membership includes nearly 300 WTCs in almost 100 countries. Over 750,000 companies are affiliated with WTCA members worldwide. A World Trade Center (WTC) brings together business and government agencies involved in international trade.
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