International Articles Index

Enhanced International Research Data

The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center recently gained access to significant new data sources to support better international marketing insights for clients.  Access to this data has been made possible by grant support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity....

The U.S. –Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

The recently signed free trade agreement with Panama can be summarized in three words: expansion, trade, and benefits.  Exporters need to be aware of the significant opportunities available in this fast-growing regional neighbor of the U.S....

Second Year of STEP Funding Approved for Illinois Exporters

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) has, in a competitive bidding process, secured State Trade and Export Promotion Program (STEP) funding for the second year. Assistance is being disbursed beginning....