The Commercial Service has a network spanning the globe with more than 250 branches in 78 countries. It offers companies a range of services designed to encourage entrance into international markets, including market research, trade events, introductions to qualified buyers and distributors, in addition to counseling and advocacy.
Beyond its usual shipping services, UPS is able to provide a number of international time-definite transportation solutions for U.S. exporters. Two such services are UPS TradeAbility that allows shippers to identify country tariff codes in order to calculate duties and Quantum View Manage that identifies every package in motion, alerting shippers to delays and providing tools to help shipments clear Customs if they are delayed at the border.
"More than 70% of the world's purchasing power is beyond our borders," notes Israel Hernandez, assistant secretary for Trade Promotion and director general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service. "This agreement will make it easier for U.S. businesses to establish and grow international sales. UPS brings a proven global track record that will enable more U.S. small- and medium-sized businesses to access and benefit from our combined export tools and resources."