International Trade Events

International trade events can help you learn about exporting through networking with other exporters, trade professionals, and potential business partners. Trade Insights and Networking: Vietnam’s Market Opportunities and Challenges for Minnesota Companies Date: February 11, 2020 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Metroplitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN  The year 2020 marks…

Exporter’s Resource Database

Our Exporter’s Resource Database (ERD) has tons of useful trade information, all in one convenient place — articles, data, and links to help you develop international business. Here are direct links to the ERD sections: Export Basics A Basic Guide to Exporting Market Research Country Commercial Guides The CIA World Factbook Top Market Reports Finance…

Export-U Webinars

Our Export-U website offers 20 free webinars on 15 key export topics. Here are direct links to the various sessions: 1: Are You Ready to Export?–  The Myths and Realities of Exporting  2: Market Intelligence – Finding Profitable Overseas Markets 3: More Intelligence – Refining Your List of Target Markets 4: Costing and Pricing – How to Price Your Product 5: Approaching…

Country Commercial Guides

Country Commercial Guides from the USCS* contain excellent information on doing business in over 150 world markets. Each free guide is a complete pdf book with the following chapters: 1-Doing Business in (that country) Market opportunities, challenges 2-Political and Economic Environment Includes bilateral relationship with U.S. 3-Selling U.S. Products and Services How best to operate…

Top Market Reports

Top Markets Reports from the ITA* rate global export opportunity for 27 key US industries.  Each free report is a complete downloadable PDF book. Reports are available for these industries: Agricultural Equipment Aircraft Parts Auto Parts Building Products Civil and Nuclear Cloud Computing Cold Supply Chain Construction Equipment Defense Educational Environmental Financial Technology Franchising Health…

Minnesota DEC

Need expert advice on international trade? Just ask us; the Minnesota District Export Council offers free help to the business community.  The Minnesota DEC is a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets. The DEC also works closely with professionals of the U.S. Commercial…

Site Sponsors

We are grateful to our DEC website sponsors, who make this resource possible. Interested in becoming a DEC website sponsor? Gold Sponsors provide substantial financial support that enables the Minnesota Export Assistance Council to create and expand ExportAssistance.com as a valuable and free tool for exporters. Thank you to the Gold Export Assistance Sponsors listed…