Express services provider DHL Express has partnered with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) to help small and mid-size businesses harness new international sales opportunities in the global marketplace. This joint effort aims to provide more comprehensive export assistance and stimulate job growth in the small and mid-size business sector.
The partnership is a component of the ITA’s implementation of President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI), which aims to double U.S. exports in order to support U.S. jobs.”
Through the new partnership, ITA will provide a range of business resources to DHL’s U.S. exporting customers – including industry-specific consulting, marketing research available only to ITA registrants, lead generation of overseas contacts, and information on industry trade shows targeting potential buyers and distributors. ITA’s global network of trade professionals, located in more than 70 countries and 100 cities across the United States, will also help to connect these companies with international buyers.
Only a small percentage of U.S. companies export, and of those that do, 58 percent sell to only one international market. Through the NEI and partnerships like these, ITA is committed to educating U.S. exporters, particularly small and mid-sized companies, about the benefits of expanding their exports to additional markets, and providing the public and private sector resources to assist them.