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About Us

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.

Why Export?

  • 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

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.

Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center and the U.S. Commercial Service

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.

*NEW* Washington State Export Resource Center (WERC)

A dynamic partnership between business representatives, education, and state government to bring new and existing resources to light for business around the state interested in selling their products and services throughout the global marketplace.

Washington State Small Business Development Center

Get export-related counseling and training specifically tailored to the needs of small businesses.

World Bank PSLO

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.

Procurement for Projects and Programs

Procurement-related Complaints: Guidance Booklet

Invitation Letter to the Investor Forum NEW!

Investment Forum Registration Form NEW!

Market Research Resources

International Trade Centre

See which countries are importi products and services like yours, determine what types of tariffs you’re looking at for different countries and more using Trade Map Light.

TradeStats Express

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.

U.S. Commercial Service

Get recommendations on the best prospects for US companies from U.S. Commercial Service experts that are stationed in nearly 80 countries.

USA Trade Online

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.

WISER Trade Data

Shows you what countries are importing products like yours, shipment sizes, and growth trends. WISER is a subscription-based database.