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Exporter Resources

Florida is home to more than 43,000 exporters, the second highest number in the United States.  In 2008, Florida companies exported more than $54 billion worth of goods – making it the fourth largest exporting state in the country – and over $30 billion worth of services were sold to companies in over 200 countries around the world. International trade is big business in our state and we know what it takes to make it happen. Learn about Florida's key export markets and access your company's export readiness.  
Contact the Cape Coral Economic Development Office today for the export resources and personalized business assistance in Cape Coral, Florida.

Florida Global Trade 

Export Key Target Sectors

 

                Trade

•   Aviation/Aerospace 
•   Life Sciences
•   Information Technologies/Telecommunications
•   Electronics
•   Homeland Security/Defense Technologies

        Foreign Direct Investment

•    Aviation/Aerospace 
•    Information Technologies
•    Life Sciences
•    Homeland Security/Defense Tech.
•    Financial Services/Professional Services
•    Clean Energy

Learn more about Business Assistance Resources from the Florida Economic Development Office in business friendly Cape Coral.

Assessing Your Company's
 Export Readiness

• My company has a product which has been successfully sold in the domestic market.

• My company has or is preparing an international marketing plan with defined goals and strategies.

• My company has sufficient production capacity that can be committed to the export market.

ContainerShip• My company has the financial resources to actively support the marketing of our products in the targeted overseas markets.

• My company is committed to developing export markets and is also willing and able to dedicate staff, time and resources to the process.

• My company has adequate knowledge to meet foreign import regulations and cultural preferences.

• My company has adequate knowledge in shipping its product overseas, such as identifying and selecting international freight forwarders.

• My company has adequate knowledge of export payment mechanisms, such as developing and negotiating letters of credit.

Florida Export Directory

The Florida Export Directory is designed by Enterprise Florida in partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce to bring buyers together with Florida suppliers of goods and services in a wide variety of industries.  We invite companies from around the world and around the country to contact any of the members listed in this directory.  Spend some time to see what Florida has to offer. 

Florida Key Export Markets

 

North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin
Canada
Mexico 
Brazil
Argentina 
Caribbean nations     
Colombia         
Peru   
Central America     
Dominican Republic     
Venezuela  
Chile      
 
Europe
Belgium  
Germany     
Spain                     
United Kingdom
France 
Italy
The Netherlands  
       
Asia & Oceania
Greater China 
India     
Japan          
Malaysia      
Singapore    
Australia

Africa & Middle East
Israel 
South Africa 
Gulf Cooperation Council Nations

Foreign Trade Zones

Cape Coral has two Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs), which allow businesses to import parts and components duty free if they use them to manufacture or assemble products for export.

Learn more about Cape Coral Foreign Trade Zones



















U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has a mission to provide export assistance to small and medium sized companies, reduce trade barriers, and increase the number of trade missions abroad.  The objective is to double US exports by 2015. According to reports, accomplishing this objective would mean 2 million new jobs in the US.

Visit the US Commercial Service web site at www.export.govfor information about getting started with an export plan, determining your business’s readiness, researching the market, and connecting with a trade specialist.  There are over 1800 Commercial Service trade specialists deployed in more than 80 countries.  They are there to help you do a global business.

Contact the U.S. Commercial Service for Export Assistance

U.S. Commercial Service 
www.export.gov
800.USA.TRADE

Click here to contact the nearest U.S. Commercial Service Assistance Center located in the Clearwater/Tampa Bay region. 

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Ready, Set, EXPORT! 

US CommercialService logoRegister on the U.S. Commercial Service website www.export.gov for market research and trade leads:

•  Explore Training and Counseling Opportunities
– Webinars/On-Line Training (e.g.www.export-u.com , www.export.gov
– In-Person Events
– Small Business Development Center 
– U.S. Export Assistance Center


 Develop an Export Business Plan 

To find export guides including a basic guide to exporting, guide to global eCommerce and Trade Finance Guide, go to:  https://www.export.gov/Export-Guides

 

 Perform Market Research 

Learn your product’s potential in a given market, the market’s business practices, and best prospects for success.   https://www.export.gov/Market-Intelligence


– Country Commercial Guides (read latest “Doing Business In” guides) 
– Industry Overviews
– Market Updates 
– Multilateral Development Bank Reports 
– Best Markets 
– Industry/Regional Reports

 Find Buyers
– Trade Events – Searchable list of Trade Events 
https://www.export.gov/Events
• Trade Mission
• Trade Shows
– Commercial News USA/Florida Export Directory
– International Partner Search
• You Provide Us with Company Background Information and  Marketing Materials
• You Receive a List of Up to 5 Pre-Qualified Partners 
– Gold Key Service
• Pre-screened appointment schedule arranged before you travel
• Customized market briefings with our local trade specialists
• Post meeting debriefing and assistance in determining appropriate follow up

• Due Diligence of Buyers
– International Company Profile (includes interview and site visit)