Below are a few resources to support your exploration of international markets:
- International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITAGC): www.itagc.org
The NACC has enjoyed a partnership with this organization for years. Richard Paullin, the Executive Director of ITAGC, is a wealth of information and they offer very reasonably priced webinars on international trade related topics.
- Illinois Office of Trade & Investment, a division of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity: www2.illinois.gov/dceo/AboutDCEO/Pages/TradeInvestment.aspx
This department offers many resources and grant opportunities.
- College of DuPage Illinois International Trade Center: www.cod.edu/business-development-center/itc/index.aspx
Located in our own backyard, they can help with export readiness assessment, international market research tools, funding opportunities, etc.
- NACC Certificates of Origin: www.naperville.net/your-resource/certificates-of-origin/
The NACC offers Certificates of Origin for area businesses who trade in countries requiring certification of U.S. origin of the products shipped internationally. From your desk, you can submit documentation and receive an “e-cert” – recognized around the globe – that your goods were produced in the U.S.
The NACC is offering a complimentary International Trade Resources for Beginners program at 1PM on Tues., Feb. 23 You can register and find out more information at www.tinyurl.com/nacc-international-trade.
I am constantly amazed at companies, small and large, in the Naperville area that have secured international markets.
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