Export - Import Solution Center
Whether you are a novice or experienced exporter or importer, APPA’s Export-Import Solution Center provides you with customized answers from an experienced international trade expert.
NEW! APPA Export-Import Solutions: Developing & Managing Your Global Supply Chain
A 5-part series designed to help members travel beyond their borders and expand their international footprint. Whether you are new to international business or looking to improve your current strategy , APPA’s experts offer a program tailored to your business needs.
I: Consultations at Global Pet Expo
•Complimentary 60 minute session with an international trade expert
•Assess your export readiness
•Identify cost reduction opportunities
To make an appointment for your complimentary consultation at Global Pet Expo, please register here.
II- Webcast: Developing Your Export Sales Strategy
•Case study in identifying viable overseas markets
•Developing export operations, documentation, and procedures
•Determining selling channels and terms of trade
Date: Thursday, May 24 at 2pm EST
III- Webcast: Developing Your Global Sourcing Strategy
•Case study on identifying cost savings opportunities in overseas markets
•Developing sustainable vendor relationships
•Establishing quality acquisition contracts
Date: Thursday, June 14 at 2pm EST
Registration coming soon!
IV- Webcast: Reducing Risk & Spend in the Supply Chain
•Cost effective logistics & freight options
•Learn how free trade agreement, foreign trade zones, and bonded warehouses work
•When to consider a near-sourcing model
Registration coming soon!
V- Customized Assistance from the Experts
•U.S. Customs (CBP), regulatory, compliance, and logistics support
Ongoing support billed at the APPA member discount rate
To request assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moderator: Thomas A. Cook, Blue Tiger International
A 35-year seasoned veteran of global trade & international business development, author of 19 books, and more than 20 years of association experience.
APPA’s Export-Import Solution Center provides you with a complimentary assessment and ongoing support in the following areas:
Other Areas of Support
Contact the APPA Export-Import Solution Center by email at email@example.com.
Initial complimentary assessment offers a forty-five minute consultation session. Ongoing support is offered at a special APPA member discount.
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
Accessing Global Markets
Links to Government Agencies
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 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.
- To download a FREE copy of APPA's Guide to Global Trade Click Here
- The U.S. Commercial Service offers comprehensive exporting guides, videos & webinars to help you discover the steps to become export ready. For more information, click on the links below or go to www.export.gov.
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.
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