Export - Import Solution Center

Exporting/Importing Resources Through APPA

Exporting and importing activities can be challenging and risky, but also provide tremendous advantages and opportunity.  Exporters benefit from gaining global market share and increased sales.  With governments around the world actively supporting and encouraging trade relations, importers benefit from lower costs and increased profits.  APPA equips its members with all of the resources and tools needed to start or expand your exporting & importing activities, including:

Talk to our APPA Ex-Im Experts
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
Country Commercial Reports
Exporting Guides
Accessing Global Markets
Links to Government Agencies

Use APPA’s Ex-Im Online Help Desk to Get Expert Advice

APPA has partnered with Blue Tiger International (BTI) to bring our members the most qualified experts in the exporting/importing field.  Email us to get answers to your global trade questions, or schedule a complimentary 45 minute export/import readiness assessment to help you define your business goals.

Members needing more comprehensive assistance qualify for a 15% discount on additional services.  For more information about BTI and the expertise that they can provide, click here.


Country Commercial Reports

Country commercial reports are prepared by U.S. embassies in more than 75 countries abroad and brought to you by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The reports focus on 8 important factors to help you determine the right market for your product, including:

  • Market overview
  • Political & economic environment
  • Selling U.S. products & services
  • Leading sectors for U.S. exports & investment
  • Trade regulations, customs, & standards
  • Investment climate statement
  • Trade & project financing
  • Business travel

To access a pull down menu with available country commercial reports, click here.


Exporting Guides


Accessing Global Markets
Food Export USA Programs

Food Export USA is comprised of several non-profit state regional trade groups that help small- and medium-sized companies explore exporting. Activities are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service. APPA has partnered with the agency to provide our U.S. members with information on how to access services that support international trade.

Links to Government Resources

United States Department of Agriculture
     •Foreign Agriculture Service
     •Agricultural Marketing Service
     •Food Safety Inspection Service
     •Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
     •National Agricultural Statistics Service

United States Food & Drug Administration
     •Imports & Exports
     •Import & Export Inspections

United States Customs & Border Protection

United States Department of Commerce
     •International Trade Administration
     •Bureau of Industry & Security
     •Census Bureau