Some private organizations and associations are useful contacts for trade and export issues:
United States Council for International Business 1212 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 (212) 354-4480
The Council is the official U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce. In addition to addressing policy issues, the Council and the ICC provide a number of programs available for members:
American Association for Exporters and Importers 11 West 42nd Street, 30th Floor New York, NY 10036 (212) 944-2230
Committee for Small Business Exports P.O. Box 6 Aspen, CO 81612 (303) 925-7567
Federation of International Trade Associations 1851 Alexander Bell Drive Reston, VA 22091 (703) 620-1588
International Trade Facilitation Council 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20006 (202) 331-4328
Helps importers and exporters simplify the procedures and paperwork associated with world trade.
International Trade Council 3114 Circle Hill Road Alexandria, VA 22305 (703) 548-1234
Conducts research and offers educational programs on topics such as market conditions abroad, transportation costs, and trade regulations.
National Foreign Trade Council 1625 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 (202) 887-0278 A trade association that deals only with U.S. public policy affecting international trade and investment. Members are companies with substantial international operations or interests.
Small Business Foundation of America 1155 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 (202) 223-1103 Export Opportunity Hotline: (800) 243-7232