With 96 percent of the world’s population and two-thirds of its purchase power outside of the United States, you cannot ignore the vast growth opportunities international markets offer to your business. Our Global team works closely with partner agencies and organizations to streamline your business’s entry into international trade.
As part of the recently awarded State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce is accepting applications for the Oklahoma STEP Forward Enhancement Fund. The Oklahoma STEP Forward Enhancement Fund will empower eligible small businesses to compete in today’s global economy by providing financial assistance with international marketing.
International Trade Offices
The selection of markets for trade representation is critical to Commerce’s trade development programs. Current trade office locations were identified and selected based upon a combination of factors, including market potential for Oklahoma’s globally competitive industry sectors, international business assistance needs of Oklahoma companies, and the critical importance of in-country representation.
Partners and Referrals
The Commerce Global Business Services team is your one-stop resource for trade information and assistance. Additional trade support services are available through our partnership network.
United States Department of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their sales strategies into the global marketplace.
Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence
The Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence assists small and medium-sized Oklahoma manufacturers become progressively more successful in the marketplace by delivering hands-on services.
Export-Import Bank of the United States
The Export-Import Bank of the United States provides financing for the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation helps U.S. businesses invest overseas and foster economic development in new and emerging markets. Trade Action Plan FY2012 8
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration has three specialized loan guaranty programs; the SBA can help provide export financing, credit to close a sale, and funds for working capital.