Financing Programs for International Trade
This forum is an opportunity for small businesses to learn the basics about special financing programs from the Export Import Bank, U.S. Small Business Administration and other government entities. Participants ready to make the leap into the international market will have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one consultations with representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Export Import Bank, and the Small Business Administration to learn about specific programs available to small business owners.
The International Trade Clinic will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 8:45am-3:00pm in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
José F. Burgos
U.S. Department of Commerce for Puerto Rico and the United States Virgins Islands
Compañía de Comercio y Exportación de Puerto Rico
María de los Ángeles de Jesús
Deputy District Director
U.S. Virgin Island/Puerto Rico District Office, Small Business Administration
Puerto Rico Small Business Technology and Development Center
Regional Director, Eastern Region
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
José J. Villamil
Chairman and CEO
Clara E. Santiago
U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Small Business Administration, through its Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands District Office, offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance including the Puerto Rico 2012-2013 Small Business Resource Guide
The U.S. Department of Commerce, through its San Juan Export Assistance Center, is part of an international network ready to assist Puerto Rican companies to develop international markets, identify trade finance and provide market research.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies—large and small—to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy. Visit exim.gov
to learn more about their products for U.S. small business exporters.
Foreign Trade is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. If you're searching for import or export statistics, information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need.
Grupo Guayacán provides support to local entrepreneurs in the form of business plan assistance, forums, and various business plan competitions and trainings.
The PR Chamber of Commerce is one of Puerto Rico’s oldest institutions assisting local businesses by providing seminars and trainings, networking opportunities, and organizing trade delegations.
PR-SBTDC's Center for International Trade provides planning, finance, marketing, human resources, accounting, legal, technology development and marketing services to entrepreneurs and small businesses ready for international markets.
Puerto Rico Government Resources
The Puerto Rico Commerce and Export Company provides technical assistance from business plan development to step by step assistance for expanding your business.