The international trade community in Greater Seattle is here to help you succeed with your export activities. Whether you are exporting for the first time or want to expand your current activities, the Trade Alliance can connect you.
Tap into new markets for your products and services. Nearly 95 percent of the world’s consumers are outside the US.
Around 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power lies outside US borders.
The pool of trade professionals in the Greater Seattle area knows trade. They are dedicated to helping companies identify international markets for their products and services. Plug into the network.
Talk to the Experts
Export Washington is a one-stop shop for companies that want to start exporting or expand their export activities. Offered by the Washington State Department of Commerce, the service provides guidance for writing an export plan, conducting market research, identifying sources of export finance, local training opportunities and more.
Leverage the U.S. Commercial Service’s vast presence in nearly 80 countries to connect with international buyers, perform market intelligence, identify best prospects and much more, including guidance specifically for small companies.
Get export-related counseling and training specifically tailored to the needs of small businesses.
The Trade Alliance is part of the World Bank’s Private Sector Liaison Office (PSLO) network, a group of 162 business intermediary organizations in 108 countries working to foster trade and investment between countries. Liaison Offices facilitate local companies’ access to international finance institution (IFI) business opportunities, services and knowledge and act as the voice of their national private sector in advising on how to better engage companies on development issues.
Market Research Resources
See which countries are importing products and services like yours, determine what types of tariffs you’re looking at for different countries and more using Trade Map Light.
Figure out where US products like yours are currently being sold (merchandise only). See who the biggest customers are of products from your state and the nation in general. Provided by the International Trade Administration.
Get recommendations on the best prospects for US companies from U.S. Commercial Service experts that are stationed in nearly 80 countries.
See major markets for your products (merchandise only) in finer detail than is available on the TradeStats service. Maintained by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Shows you what countries are importing products like yours, shipment sizes, and growth trends. WISER is a subscription-based database.