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Opening Global Doors for Businesses in Wisconsin

WEDC is the state’s lead economic development agency, working with more than 600 global, national, regional and local business development partners to provide tools and resources that facilitate international growth.

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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

For more information, visit the CIA.

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for ...

Translate an SITC or NAIC classification code number, into its corresponding 8-digit and 10-digit HTS item numbers.

For more information, visit the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Translate an SITC or NAIC classification code number, into its corresponding 8-digit and 10-digit HTS item numbers.

This resource covers documents that are commonly used in exporting, however specific requirements vary by destination and product.

For more information, visit Export.gov.

This resource covers documents that are commonly used in exporting, however specific requirements vary by destination and product.

The Economist Intelligence Unit helps business leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. Success when operating internationally means understanding how tomorrow will differ from today.

For more information, visit the Economist Group.

The Economist Intelligence Unit helps business leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions ...

Basic Guide to Exporting

A Basic Guide to Exporting is the US Department of Commerce's respected introduction to exporting. It is designed to help US firms learn the costs and risks associated with exporting and develop a strategy for success. The Guide discusses what decisions need to be made and where to get the knowledge to make them. It also directs the reader to sources of assistance throughout the US federal and state governments, as well as the private sector.

Click here to access the guide.

A Basic Guide to Exporting is the US Department of Commerce’s respected introduction to exporting. It is designed to help US firms learn the costs and risks ...

Many foreign governments require official assurance that products exported to their countries can be marketed in the U.S. or meet specific U.S. regulations. An export certificate attests to animal health, product safety, production or processing methods, packaging, labeling or specific attributes of a food/food ingredient intended for international destinations.

The Wisconsin International Trade Team provides a complete list of current Export Certificate Guidelines.

Many foreign governments require official assurance that products exported to their countries can be marketed in the U.S. or meet specific U.S. regulations...

This publication is designed to give people who are new to exporting, and, in particular, new to export controls and licensing, a general understanding of the Export Administration Regulations and how to use them.

Click here to access the publication.

This publication is designed to give people who are new to exporting, and, in particular, new to export controls and licensing, a general understanding of ...

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.

For more information, visit the Ex-Im Bank.

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 ...

We have created a library of documents to provide easy to access basic exporting tools & resources for Wisconsin companies.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) provides a comprehensive library of resources for Wisconsin companies looking to export agricultural products.

For more information, visit DATCP.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) provides a comprehensive library of resources for Wisconsin companies ...

Fox Valley Technical College provides educational programming geared toward international business professionals. The Global Business Professional Certificate consists of six accelerated online courses develop skills in international marketing, product development, culture, communications, strategy, sales, finance, banking and logistics. The Global Education & Services department offers several seminars each semester, which focus on several aspects of the global market, including culture (business and diversity), language, import/export and trade.

For more information, visit Fox Valley Technical College.

Fox Valley Technical College provides educational programming geared toward international business professionals. The Global Business Professional Certificate consists of ...

ITA’s FTA Tariff Tool combines tariff and trade data into a simple and easy-to-search public interface. Using the Tool, users can see how U.S. and FTA partner tariffs on individual products—searchable by keyword or tariff code—are treated under an agreement. Additionally, U.S. importers and exporters can see the current tariff and future tariffs applied to their products, as well as the date on which those products become duty-free.

For more information, visit Export.gov.

ITA’s FTA Tariff Tool combines tariff and trade data into a simple and easy-to-search public interface. Using the Tool, users can see how U.S. and FTA partner tariffs on individual ...

Global Trade Alert provides real-time information on state measures taken during the current global downturn that are likely to affect foreign commerce.

For more information, visit Global Trade Alert.

Global Trade Alert provides real-time information on state measures taken during the current global downturn that are likely to affect foreign commerce.

The Global Training Center provides comprehensive training and workshops for exporters.

For more information, visit Global Training Center.

The Global Training Center provides comprehensive training and workshops for exporters.

The term, Incoterms®, is an abbreviation for International Commercial Terms. They are a set of rules which define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods under sales contracts for domestic and international trade.

For more information, visit Export.gov.

The term, Incoterms®, is an abbreviation for International Commercial Terms. They are a set of rules which define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the ...

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML).

Click here for more information.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services ...

The Lakeshore International Networking Knowledge Exchange (LINKe) is a group of professionals who assist in the promotion and education of global business activities. LINKe offers low-cost, monthly seminars and Networking Nights from September to May of each year.

For more information, visit LINKe.

The Lakeshore International Networking Knowledge Exchange (LINKe) is a group of professionals who assist in the promotion and education of global business activities ...

For businesses involved in world trade that want to enhance their credentials, Lakeshore Technical College, in collaboration with WEDC, offers a Global Business Certification Program. During this one-year, four-course program, businesses will learn about critical elements of successful international business transactions, including marketing, supply chain management, logistics and culture.

For more information, visit Lakeshore Technical College.

For businesses involved in world trade that want to enhance their credentials, Lakeshore Technical College, in collaboration with WEDC, offers a Global Business Certification ...

Companies, entities, and persons found on the lists are sanctioned by the U.S. government and may not export goods from the United States or receive exported goods from the United States. Exporters are responsible for ensuring that all export transactions are properly authorized.

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Companies, entities, and persons found on the lists are sanctioned by the U.S. government and may not export goods from the United States or receive exported goods from ...

The Madison International Trade Association (MITA) is a Madison, Wisconsin-based organization with the simple goal to connect and provide global know-how and resources to its members. MITA provides current, relevant and vital global and international trade information to the organizations and individuals looking to expand their international reach.

For more information, visit MITA.

The Madison International Trade Association (MITA) is a Madison, Wisconsin-based organization with the simple goal to connect and provide global know-how ...

Access the U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library containing more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports, authored by our specialists working in overseas posts.

For more information, visit Export.gov.

Access the U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library containing more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports, authored by our ...

The Milwaukee World Trade Association (MWTA) is a membership-driven organization that links companies and individuals with common interests in expanding their international business; exchanging history, challenges and experiences; increasing member knowledge of expertise in international sales and services in the Milwaukee-area and beyond.

For more information, visit MWTA.

The Milwaukee World Trade Association (MWTA) is a membership-driven organization that links companies and individuals with common interests in expanding their international ...

The National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE), a professional organization for the global business community, coordinates and administers the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential. The CGBP demonstrates an individual’s ability to conduct global business.

For more information, visit NASBITE.

The National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE), a professional organization for the global business community, coordinates and ...

The Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network (NEWIBN) at Fox Valley Technical College is a newly-formed initiative that provides a forum for local companies to access current information on issues, practices and trends that influence all aspects of international trade.

For more information, visit NEWIBN.

The Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network (NEWIBN) at Fox Valley Technical College is a newly-formed initiative that provides a forum for local companies to ...

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) offers one-stop training solutions for companies with locations worldwide and access to learning for businesses interested in expanding globally.

For more information, visit NWTC.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) offers one-stop training solutions for companies with locations worldwide and access to learning for businesses ...

Northern Wisconsin International Trade Association (NWITA) is a non-profit membership organization committed to expanding the knowledge, interest, and activity in international trade in northern Wisconsin and the surrounding regions.

For more information, visit NWITA.

Northern Wisconsin International Trade Association (NWITA) is a non-profit membership organization committed to expanding the knowledge, interest, and activity in ...

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Treasury.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy ...

A Schedule B number is a 10-digit number used in the United States to classify physical goods for export to another country. You can find your Schedule B number using the free online Schedule B Search Engine.

For more information, visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

A Schedule B number is a 10-digit number used in the United States to classify physical goods for export to another country.

One of four World Trade Associations in Wisconsin, The Stateline World Trade Association was formed to promote an understanding and appreciation of the international marketplace by promoting effective export and trade management and supporting legislation that benefits international trade activities.

For more information, visit Stateline World Trade Association.

One of four World Trade Associations in Wisconsin, The Stateline World Trade Association was formed to promote an understanding and ...

Users of this free service can lookup country Tariff information for shipments originating in the United States.

For more information, visit Export.gov.

Users of this free service can lookup country Tariff information for shipments originating in the United States.

The international Harmonized System (HS) is administrated by the World Customs Organization and serves as the foundation for the import and export classification systems used in the United States.

For more information, visit Export.gov.

The international Harmonized System (HS) is administrated by the World Customs Organization and serves as the foundation for the import and export ...

The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 185 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

For more information, visit the World Bank.

The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 185 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

The Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters is designed to help U.S. companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, learn the basics of trade finance so that they can turn their export opportunities into actual sales and achieve the ultimate goal of getting paid—especially on time—for those sales.

For more information, visit Export.gov.

The Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters is designed to help U.S. companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, learn the basics of trade finance so ...

The State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State.

The State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of ...

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) provides training seminars conducted by experienced U.S. Government officials, providing insight on export control policies, regulations and procedures. BIS offers one and two-day core courses on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as well as in-depth courses on special topics of interest to the exporting community.

For more information, visit BIS.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) provides training seminars conducted by experienced U.S. Government officials, providing insight on export control ...

The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal government agency dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized companies develop international markets. The Milwaukee Export Assistance Center provides seminars and workshops to serve Wisconsin businesses that are looking to succeed in the global marketplace.

For more information, visit Export.gov.

The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal government agency dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized companies develop international ...

SBA provides a number of loan programs specifically designed to help develop or expand trade and export activities.

For more information, visit the SBA.

SBA provides a number of loan programs specifically designed to help develop or expand trade and export activities.

Unz & Co. is an industry leader in providing international trade expertise, training and consultation.

For more information, visit Unz & Co.

Unz & Co. is an industry leader in providing international trade expertise, training and consultation.

The SBDC provides relevant international business education programs (non-credit) and resources to help foster global trade, with offerings that address important international trade topics including international finance, supply chain management, management and marketing.

For more information, visit UW-La Crosse SBDC.

The SBDC provides relevant international business education programs (non-credit) and resources to help foster global trade, with offerings that address important international ...

The Global Business Resource Center (GBRC) specializes in providing international market entry strategies for businesses. Services include data gathering, business analysis, market identification, feasibility studies, and market intelligence.

For more information, visit GBRC.

The Global Business Resource Center (GBRC) specializes in providing international market entry strategies for businesses. Services include data gathering, business analysis ...

Through the Global Business program/courses at WCTC you will gain skills relevant to importing and exporting products and services; develop skills needed for global marketing, logistics and finance; learn to identify regulations and understand documents that facilitate the global supply chain; and explore the potential for global expansion through e-commerce and emerging technologies.

For more information, visit the Waukesha County Technical College.

 

The Global Business program/courses at WCTC will teach you skills relevant to importing and exporting products and services.

New to exporting? The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) can provide individualized, hands-on technical support to help you assess the demand for your products outside of the United States and strategize your approach to international markets.

Email or call the WEDC Export Development Manager for further information: Brad Schneider 608.210.6890

New to exporting? The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) can provide individualized, hands-on technical support to help ...

The International Credit Executives (ICE) Group of the Wisconsin Credit Association helps members with key elements to be successful in the global marketplace, including understanding the economic and political conditions in global markets; meeting customer needs for credit terms and sales financing; maximizing sales and profits by making sound business decisions; and networking with professionals engaged in international business.

For more information, visit ICE.

The International Credit Executives (ICE) Group of the Wisconsin Credit Association helps members with key elements to be successful in the global marketplace, including ...

Improving levels of cultural awareness can help companies build international competencies and enable individuals to become more globally sensitive. The culture-focused country profiles contained in the World Business Culture website are your passport to international business expertise.

For more information, visit the World Business Culture website.

Improving levels of cultural awareness can help companies build international competencies and enable individuals to become more globally sensitive. The culture-focused country profiles ....

The World Trade Center Wisconsin (WTCW) is a private-sector, non-profit organization helping companies succeed in the international marketplace. WTCW works with importers and exporters in the manufacturing, agriculture, and service sectors, providing them with global networking opportunities and personal introductions, business critical market intelligence, seminars on strategic trade related topics, a forum for understanding and discussing trade policy affecting local companies, and opportunities for savings on the necessary costs of international business.

For more information, visit WTCW.

The World Trade Center Wisconsin (WTCW) is a private-sector, non-profit organization helping companies succeed in the international marketplace. WTCW works with importers ...