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Trade Information Center

Trade Information Center
Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20230
(800) 872-8723

Established in the Department of Commerce, the Trade Information Center is the first point of contact for information on U.S. government programs and activities that support exporting, including:

  • Export counseling
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Overseas buyers and representatives
  • Export financing
  • Technical assistance

 

National Trade Data Bank

Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20230
(202) 482-1986

Established by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, the NTDB compiles the federal government's offerings of information on international trade, export promotion, trade contracts, country profiles, and other international economic data. The information is available on disk and sells individually or by 12-month subscriptions.

 

Trade with Eastern Europe and Selected Areas

The following offices have been established within the International Trade Administration to respond to the greatly expanded need for business information on new opportunities for trade and investment in selected parts of the world.

Eastern Europe Business Information Center (202) 482-2645

The Baltics (Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia) are now considered part of Eastern Europe.

Japan Export Information Center (202) 482-2425

Latin America/Caribbean Business Development Center (202) 482-0841

Office of European Union and Regional Affairs (202) 482-5276

The key Department of Commerce sources for information on trade potential for U.S. products in specific countries are the international economic policy country desk officers (listed below). These specialists can identify the needs of an individual firm wishing to sell in a particular country in the full context of that country's economy, trade policies, and political situation, as well as U.S. policies toward that country.

 

Country Desk Officers

Country
Desk Officer
Phone
Afghanistan Timothy Gilman (202) 482-2954
Albania EEBIC (202) 482-2645
Algeria Christopher Cerone (202) 482-1860
  Claude Clement (202) 482-5545
Angola Finn Holm-Olsen (202) 482-4228
Anguilla Michelle Brooks (202) 482-2527
Argentina Randy Mye (202) 482-1548
Aruba Michelle Brooks (202) 482-2527
Antigua/Barbuda Michelle Brooks (202) 482-2527
Armenia BISNIS (202) 482-4655
ASEAN Karen Goddin (202) 482-3877
Austria Philip Combs (202) 482-2920
Azerbaijan BISNIS (202) 482-4655
Bahamas Mark Siegelman (202) 482-5680
Bahrain Christopher Cerone (202) 482-1860
  Claude Clement (202) 482-5545
Balkan States (former Yugoslav Republics) EEBIC (202) 482-2645
Bangladesh  John Simmons (202) 482-2954 
Barbados Michelle Brooks (202) 482-2527
Belarus BISNIS (202) 482-4655
Belgium Simon Bensimon (202) 482-5401
Belize Michelle Brooks (202) 482-2527
Benin Debra Henke (202) 482-5149
Bhutan Timothy Gilman (202) 482-2954
Bolivia Rebecca Hunt (202) 482-2521
Botswana Finn Holm-Olsen (202) 482-4228
Brazil Horace Jennings (202) 482-3871
Brunei Edward Oliver; Raphael Cung (202) 482-4958
Bulgaria EEBIC (202) 482-2645
Burkina Faso Philip Michelini (202) 482-4388
Burma (Myanmar) Gary Bouck; Raphael Cung (202) 482-4958
Burundi Philip Michelini (202) 482-4388
Cambodia Gary Bouck (202) 482-4958
Cameroon Debra Henke (202) 482-5149
Canada Kathy Keim (202) 482-3103
Cape Verde Philip Michelini (202) 482-4388
Cayman Islands Mark Siegelman (202) 482-5680
Central African Republic Philip Michelini (202) 482-4388
Chad Philip Michelini (202) 482-4388
Chile Roger Turner (202) 482-1495
Colombia Paul Moore (202) 482-1659
Comoros Chandra Watkins (202) 482-4564
Congo Debra Henke (202) 482-5149
Costa Rica Mark Siegelman (202) 482-5680
Cuba Mark Siegelman (202) 482-5680
Cyprus Ann Corro (202) 482-3945
Czech Republic EEBIC (202) 482-2645
Denmark James Devlin (202) 482-3254
Djibouti Chandra Watkins (202) 482-4564
Dominica Michelle Brooks (202) 482-2527
Dominican Republic Mark Siegelman (202) 482-3680
Ecuador Paul Moore (202) 482-1659
Egypt Thomas Sams; Corey Wright (202) 482-5506
El Salvador Helen Lee (202) 482-2528
Equatorial Guinea Philip Michelini (202) 482-4388
Estonia EEBIC (202) 482-2645
Eritrea Chandra Watkins (202) 482-4564
Ethiopia Chandra Watkins (202) 482-4564
European Community Charles Ludolph (202) 482-5276
Finland James Devlin (202) 482-3254
France Elena Mikalis (202) 482-6008
Gabon Debra Henke (202) 482-5149
Gambia Philip Michelini (202) 482-4388
Georgia BISNIS (202) 482-4655
Germany Brenda Fisher; John Larsen (202) 482-2435
Ghana Debra Henke (202) 482-5149
Greece Ann Corro (202) 482-3945
Grenada Michelle Brooks (202) 482-2527
Guatemala Helen Lee (202) 482-2528
Guinea Philip Michelini (202) 482-4388
Guinea-Bissau Philip Michelini (202) 482-4388
Guyana Michelle Brooks (202) 482-2527
Haiti Mark Siegelman (202) 482-5680
Honduras Helen Lee (202) 482-2328
Hong Kong Sheila Baker (202) 482-3932