Small Business Administration Office of International Trade

As SBA’s office for the support of small business international trade development, the Office of International Trade works in cooperation with other federal agencies and public- and private-sector groups to encourage small business exports and to assist small businesses seeking to export. Through 21 U.S. Export Assistance Centers, SBA district offices and a variety of service-provider partners, we direct and coordinate SBA’s ongoing export initiatives in an effort to encourage small businesses going global.

“If we do our part to help our small businesses, they can and will provide the highest quality products to customers around the world, of which 97% reside outside the U.S.” said Peter Cazamias, the SBA Associate Administrator for International Trade.

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Key services for you

State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

STEP provides financial awards to state and territory governments to help small businesses with export their products.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) can also help. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies, and are partially funded through a partnership with SBA. Their advisors offer free business consulting and low-cost training services.

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Headquarter Address

Washington Office Center 409 3rd Street, S.W.
Suite 2400
Washington, DC 20416

Contact Number

+1 202 205 6720