Locally based non-profit international trade organizations, bi-lateral chambers of commerce, government agencies and consulates are invited to become Partners of World Trade Week NYC.

Companies as well as Partners are invited to support World Trade Week NYC through the event’s Sponsorship and Support Opportunities.

To list partner events on the WTWNYC calendar contact Barney Lehrer at or 718-871-0369 for assistance.

Partners can download logos for World Trade Week 2016 by clicking here.

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.

BritishAmerican Business (BAB), the leading transatlantic business network, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies connect and build their business on both sides of the Atlantic. Our members are the world’s leading multinational and middle-market companies and include many of the major American and European players in finance, law, insurance, real estate, pharmaceuticals, airlines, technology and media. By providing access to practical, measurable business opportunities through our exclusive networking and targeted marketing platforms, the companies in our membership are able to sustain, grow and celebrate their businesses. The product of a merger between the American Chamber of Commerce (UK) and British-American Chamber of Commerce (US), we serve our members as the single, pre-eminent transatlantic business organization.

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.

Founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A. (CGCC) is a nonprofit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the United States. Our mission is to promote Chinese investment in the U.S., support the legal rights and interests of members, and enhance cooperation between Chinese and U.S. business communities. The CGCC’s extensive membership includes numerous companies from both China and the United States, including forty Fortune 500 companies.

The CGCC is the foremost representative of Chinese businesses in the United States.


The Commercial Section, Consulate General of Pakistan, New York is responsible for promotion / facilitation of exports of Pakistan including investment in Pakistan. Its areas of jurisdiction are ?Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.

The Commercial Section is representative office of Ministry of Commerce and works in close coordination with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Chambers of Commerce and Association in Pakistan. The Commercial Section also offers matchmaking services for intending importers / investors. It is responsible for providing up-to-date trade, investment and tariff policies of Pakistan.

New York’s pre-eminence as the financial capital of the world underlines the importance for the Canadian government’s maintaining a presence in the city and establishing close contacts with the region’s financial and business community. Canada and the United States are staunch allies and economic partners. Together we build our economies, by creating jobs and wealth. We work in partnership on defence and security. We collaborate to create a sustainable energy future for the next generations.

 Canada is the U.S.’s largest customer. Canada buys more from the United States than does any other nation – including all 28 countries of the European Union and nearly 9 million U.S. jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada. Our bilateral trade consists of intermediate products that are feeding cross-border manufacturing processes and supply chains. Together, Canadian and U.S. firms are creating new technologies and building innovative and competitive products and services that are sold globally.

The Greek Trade Office in New York, as a department of the Consulate General of Greece in New York, is a non-fee public institution with the objective of serving the Greek economic and commercial interests in New York and the East Coast of the US, in general.

The services of the Greek Trade Office are provided free of charge to either Greek or US enterprises looking to expand their business and trade ties with Greece, or explore investment opportunities in Greece.

Towards that direction, the Office acts as a liaison between Greek and US government institutions, while at the same time maintaining a valuable network of contacts with key trade, finance and business entities, in order to facilitate and promote long-standing partnerships between Greek and US enterprises and bring Greek quality products closer to the American consumer.

The Consulate General of Iceland in New York hosts the Icelandic Trade Commission for North America, Invest in Iceland, Film in Iceland, Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce and Iceland Naturally in cooperation with Promote Iceland.  The Consulate additionally carries out regular consular functions including assistance to Icelandic nationals and firms in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Iceland’s operating environment is competitive with leading countries in the industrial world. With its low tax structure, high education levels and competitive costs for skilled labor, land and electricity Iceland is a strong candidate for businesses to short-list when seeking new locations for their international operations.


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

The consular district of the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York covers  the following 9 Northeastern states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

We promote friendly relations of Ukraine with other counties, extending economic, trade, scientific and engineering, humanitarian, cultural,   sports links and tourism.

For more information, please visit our website at


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 European American Chamber of Commerce provides its members with access to transatlantic business opportunities as well as timely and relevant information, resources and support on matters affecting business activities between Europe and the U.S.

We have built a dynamic network that reaches over 10, 000 executives in the US and across Europe – 6,500 of which reside in the tristate area.  EACCNY works closely with its affiliates in Paris, Lyon & Toulouse, France, Cincinnati, OH, Princeton, NJ and the Carolinas.  With over 800 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.  We introduce our members to relevant partners from either side of the Atlantic and connect them with business opportunities to help with their expansion plans.  The EACC hosts a variety of educational seminars, roundtables and panel discussions to educate its members and the larger New York business community on matters relevant to doing business on both sides of the Atlantic.

EACC NY’s audience is comprised of small and large organizations in the fields of banking/financial services, legal, media/PR & Design, professional services & consulting, government agencies, trade resources, retail, tourism and other business sectors represented in the greater New York region.

To learn more about us or to join this growing group of influential European-minded executives call (212) 808-2707 or visit our website at or follow us on twitter @eaccny.

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.

ITM is offering an online bachelor degree program in fall 2014.  See International Trade and Marketing at for additional information.

We serve New York’s storied Garment District, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Working in partnership with local building owners and businesses, we improve the quality of life and economic vitality in this authentic New York neighborhood. The Garment District Alliance, formerly the Fashion Center BID, is a not-for-profit corporation, established in 1993.

The Community Based Organization was established in 2003 based on the initial concept of Congressman Charles B. Rangel in 1979 with the proposed Harlem International Trade Center.  In 2004, with support and a Joint Partnership Agreement with the United States Department of Commerce, the two organizations were collocated in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building.  GTTC is a not-for-profit Community Based Organization dedicated to promoting the export of American small and medium-sized companies’  goods and services, technologies, educating businesses and training individuals for careers in the marketplace and encouraging cultural exchange between developing countries of the world and minority communities.

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) is one of the three representative offices of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in the US.  The HKETONY has been promoting closer business and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the 31 eastern states of the US.  It works closely with state and city governments, business chambers, think tanks, academia and the media to enhance understanding and cooperation between the US and Hong Kong.

Throughout the years, the office organizes or partners with relevant organizations in holding various cultural and sporting events such as dragon boat festivals, film festivals and arts fellowship programs.  The InvestHK unit within the HKETONY offers free and comprehensive consultation advice and assistance to American businesses interested in tapping the Mainland Chinese and Asian markets through Hong Kong.  Follow our Facebook page “Hong Kong Meets America” ( and visit our website:


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.

The International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge was established in Barcelona in 2007, with the goal of connecting small & mid-size women business owners globally – those who are already in the global marketplace & want to expand, or are ripe to get into the market and learn from other women leaders.  Also an important aspect of IWEC awardees is their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility programs in mentoring, board participation, community outreach, sustainability, etc.  The Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Chambers of Commerce in India/FLO and Manhattan Chamber of Commerce originated this initiative along with The US State Department and all were quickly joined by The Cape Chamber of Commerce. Each year a new country/chamber is added to the roster and currently we have representation from chambers from these countries: Spain, US, India, Sweden, Peru, Central Asian countries, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Africa and other African countries.  Each of the chambers may chose up to three awardees to participate annually. In addition, several women’s business associations & global business organizations are engaged with IWEC and also nominate one awardee: Women Presidents Organization, WeConnect International, Taiwan Women’s Entrepreneurs Association, International Trade Center, Association of Business Women from Serbia, Bahrain Business Women’s Society, and United Succes. The location of 2016 Annual IWEC Conference will be Brussels, Belgium Nov. 6-8th.

We are dedicated to helping NYC manufacturing and technology companies grow their top and bottom lines. It’s our mission, and what we were created to do by legislation enacted over twenty-five years ago. We do not simply advise, we also provide training and implementation expertise on a variety of topics that make companies more competitive. We work with small and mid-size manufacturers throughout the five boroughs, and help them expand into new markets, create innovative products, develop their customer base, find new partners, improve their processes and develop sustainable practices. This also translates into job creation/retention, and significant economies of time and money.


The Kingdom of Bahrain is a regional financial hub which provides a sound, transparent financial regulatory system in a progressive, cosmopolitan culture. Strategically located “Business Friendly Bahrain” offers the best value within the region, with no corporate or income taxes, 100% Foreign Ownership, no restriction on repatriation of capital or profits, no exchange risk, low operating costs and a well-educated, bilingual workforce.

Bahrain has a Free Trade Agreement with the US which provides for very favorable tax treatment (zero in most industries) for services or goods manufactured wholly in the U.S. and in which businesses enjoy the protection of the Kingdom’s legal and regulatory systems and strict intellectual property and copyright laws It is also a member of the GCC (the Gulf Cooperation Council includes Bahrain , Kuwait , Oman , Qatar , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.) When a company sets up a branch, distribution center or a subsidiary in Bahrain , it would enjoy the benefits of a Bahraini company and allows for the same tax-free trade status within the entire GCC countries (as long as there is some value-added percentage in Bahrain.) Note: the MENA (Middle East North Africa ) Market is forecasted to experience exponential growth within the next ten years.


Korea International Trade Association (KITA) NY Center

 The Korea International Trade Association (KITA) NY Center is designed to promote bilateral 

trade between Korea and the United States and to provide overseas representation of its 

80,000 member companies. Our trade related services include buyer-supplier matching, 

market research, and consultation on trade rules and regulations.

 For more information, please visit or call (212) 421-8804.

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.

Malta Enterprise (ME) is the national development agency responsible for promoting and facilitating international investment in the Maltese Islands by offering investors excellent business opportunities and tailored services. The Malta Enterprise network operates in various countries around the globe, with offices or representation in embassies and consulates in North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Australia. The Corporation also coordinates initiatives to promote the Islands’ economic growth attractiveness.

Moreover Malta Enterprise is also responsible for the growth and development of Maltese enterprises both locally and beyond our shores. We work hand in hand with our businesses to help them set up, expand, innovate and access global markets; thus sustaining economic growth and retaining and increasing employment.

Together with Malta Industrial Parks Ltd, the Corporation is responsible for the administration and maintenance of various industrial estates and the factories located within.

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.

For 20 years, the Mid-Atlantic – Eurasia Business Council (MAEBC) has worked to foster business relations between Eurasia and the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, while cultivating mutual appreciation of political, economic, cultural, and educational interests. MAEBC organizes nearly 25 events annually in the United States and Eurasia. The most prominent of the events organized by the Mid-Atlantic – Eurasia Business Council are the Annual Eurasian-American Innovation Technology Week (RANIT) and Days of Eurasian-American Innovation Entrepreneurship Cooperation (RAVC).

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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.

To visit our website, click here.

The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC), established nearly 50 years ago, is America’s longest serving organization dedicated to U.S.-Arab business. NUSACC is widely regarded as the voice of American business in the 22 countries of the Arab world and the premier portal to the United States for Arab commercial enterprises.

NUSACC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that is registered under U.S. law as a 501-c-6 chamber of commerce.  The Chamber is an independent, membership-driven entity that receives no income from foreign governments.  NUSACC’s stakeholders include more than 25,000 companies, and the vast majority of these are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based 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 City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs works to foster positive relations and encourage collaboration between the international community and New York City’s agencies and local neighborhoods. The Office is focused on sharing New York City’s policies and best practices globally, as well as responding to requests from foreign governments, the United Nations, and the U.S. Department of State. International Affairs also advises City agencies on diplomatic and consular matters, and provides guidance to the diplomatic and consular community on City-related issues. On the trade and investment side, the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs assists international businesses that are considering entering New York City, and helps New York City-based businesses make connections internationally.  The Office works with the diplomatic community, international businesses, and City partners to create economic opportunities for all New Yorkers.


The New York District Export Council is a private, non-profit organization, whose members are appointed for four year terms by the Secretary of Commerce, which brings together experienced international business people who provide support, advice, and assistance to New York companies interested in entering into or expanding into international markets.

Mission: The New York District Export Council encourages and supports:

  • New York exports that strengthen individual companies, stimulate New York economic growth, and create jobs;
  • New York export promotion & expansion activities by working with the New York state U.S. Export Assistance Centers; and
  • Programs & services to promote increased New York agricultural and manufactured exports in the global marketplace.


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.

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.

Québec Government Office in New York promotes exchanges between Québec and the Mid-Atlantic since 1940 in the following sectors: business, investment, government institutions, education, culture and public affairs. Inaugurated in 1940, Québec Government Office in New York is Québec’s primary office in the U.S. it serves the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes 8 states and the District of Columbia.

Queens Chamber of Commerce offers a number of services to the borough’s business community. Each of these activities helps business people by offering information and advice helpful to their business, as well as opportunities for meeting and working with other businesses and groups in Queens. We Educate, Advocate and Network


The mission of the Investment and Trade Office at TECO-NY is to enhance both the bilateral investment relationship and the innovation technology partnership between Taiwan and the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut through providing American investors with information and incentives for doing business with Taiwan.

This office works closely with the economic development authorities of these four state governments and organizes events in order to share up-to-date business strategies and investment opportunities in Taiwan.

In addition to attracting foreign direct investment to Taiwan, we focus on allying ourselves with the United States to strengthen our technological innovation and advanced manufacturing sectors while assisting Taiwanese vendors in becoming part of the U.S. domestic supply Chain.

Taiwan Trade Center, New York is one of the five US branch offices of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, TAITRA is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan, which boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,000 trained specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters, four local branch offices and over 60 overseas branch offices worldwide. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.

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 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 United States–Mexico Chamber of Commerce Northeast Chapter (USMCOC-NE) is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit business organization committed to promoting trade and business between the United States and Mexico by helping companies  bridge  the gap regarding  legal and regulatory systems, as well as  language and culture.  It is one of the most active international business organizations in the region and the main forum to discuss business issues between both countries.  We work with companies that have presence in Mexico and act as strategic advisors on business development activities in Mexico with Mexican Companies, Institutions and Associations by conducting  tailored events so that our members may achieve their business goals by meeting potential clients within the US or Mexico, thus, benefiting your company’s growth. The United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Regional Chapter (USMCOC-NE) is based in New York City and it is one of the most active international business organizations in the region and the main forum to discuss business issues between both countries.

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.

With more than 60,000 employees, CBP is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

As the world’s first full-service border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

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 WCIB houses and coordinates a variety of programs that help people improve their global business skills and knowledge.

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.

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.

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