International Articles Index

Ex-Im Bank Announces New Loans and Guarantees for Exporters

By Jim Ryan, International Trade Specialist, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) has entered into a new marketing partnership with the State of Illinois to help small and medium-size businesses increase exports and jobs.  The partnership is expected to accelerate export business...


STEP Funding for Exports Remains

By James Foley, Director, Turner Center Operations, FCBA International Programs

Funding remains available through September 30, 2013, to assist companies to expand their exports. The funds are from a Small Business Administration grant awarded to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The grants may be used ....


Elements of a Successful Export Compliance Program

By Beatriz R. Poloney, Free Trade Agreement Specialist, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center

Historically, U.S. Customs and import/export companies have had to ensure they are compliant with the relevant trade laws.  However, as national security concerns continue, so has the need for companies to have complete and accurate documentation.  The penalties have been increasing, as has enforcement. This has raised the awareness for companies to have import/export compliance....