Illinois SBDC International Trade Center (SBDCITC)
Since 1989, the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University has helped hundreds of Illinois companies take advantage of the potential of the international marketplace. The ITC expanded in 1994 to include specialized assistance to ensure exporters obtain the benefits associated with Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), including NAFTA. We help manufacturing and service companies make the right move at the right time. Our assistance has helped more than 500 companies expand their export sales by more than $400 million.
Readiness to export assessment
Potential export market identification
Potential foreign buyer matchmaking
Foreign market entry assistance
International business planning
Export document training
Trade-lead matching from U.S. Embassies
Education and networking forums
Executive courses in international business
Export finance counseling
For more information on our services, call (309) 677-3075 or email email@example.com.
Free Trade Agreement Assistance
Since 1994, we have helped hundreds of Illinois companies capitalize on the potential of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) around the world, including the state’s two top export destinations – Canada and Mexico. Currently known as USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement). Whether your company is new to international trade or has already established export markets, contact us to maximize your export potential to the many U.S. Free Trade Agreements.
One-on-one counseling on export issues, confidential and at no cost
Trade flow research that allows you to determine the top export markets for your product
International Agent/Distributor searches that help you find the right partner in the right market
NAFTA Certificate of Origin consultation
Other FTA Certificates of Origin consultation
Classification of Goods under the Harmonized System
Interpretation of Preferential Rules of Origin
Valuation for the potential impact that a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) holds for your company
Customized on-site FTA compliance training
Analysis of Export Administration Regulations
Tariff Engineering, which provides a Tariff Analysis for raw materials and components that enters in production of the finished good to evaluate the best duty rate
Interpretation and Analysis of Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOMs)
Analysis of Canadian product labeling requirements
CGBP Seminars to obtain the national CGBP Certification
Pre-Audit in regard to export documentation and compliance
The following countries, currently hold a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.
For more information, contact our Free Trade Agreement Specialist (309) 677-2996 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.