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Research by Industry/Sector January 23, 2018  
Commerce Department Launches Web Site to Aid Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses in Internet Exporting

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Commerce Department Launches Web Site to Aid Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses in Internet Exporting
“E-commerce Toolbox” Site Advises on How to Use the Internet to Export
The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce launched an innovative website to boost small- and medium-sized companies’ ability to e-export. The site,, consolidates information and resources into an “e-commerce toolbox” that the Commerce Department and other U.S. government agencies offer to American businesses to increase Internet exports.

Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services Al Frink said the Internet provides cost-effective means for marketing U.S. products and services overseas.

“President Bush knows America’s small- and medium-sized businesses must export to compete and win in today’s economy,” said Frink. “The e-commerce web site is a toolbox that will help U.S. companies break into other markets and expand their business.”

The site addresses such fundamental issues as “What is e-commerce?” and “Are you e-commerce ready?” Also on the site is more specific information on assessing your target market and developing an appropriate website; on considering taxes, shipping, and other legal issues; and on commerce basics that are unique in the online marketplace, as well as summary research on the top Internet-use markets. With examples and links to valuable resources, this site provides the new e-exporter with concrete “tools” to access the vast opportunities online.

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