Foreign Trade


Northeast Ohio ITAC: Export Assistance to Help Your Company Grow

Exporting is a tremendous opportunity worth exploring. Exporting is opening doors to growth, for many U.S. companies who are finding it profitable to enter the global marketplace.

In Ohio, the climate is right for exporters. Ohio is the ninth-largest exporting state in the U.S., with merchandise exports value at $46.4 Billion in 2011. Export-supported jobs linked to manufacturing accounts for an estimated 7.1 percent of Ohio's total private-sector employment. Ohio has consistently ranked as one of the top 10 exporting states since 2001 with 13 international trade offices in 12 foreign countries.

Is exporting right for your company? How do you become complian with international regulations? What are the documents you need to export your products? Are you an existing exporter ready to expand your markets? ITAC has the answers!

The Northeast Ohio International Trade Assistance Center (ITAC) offers the services, resources and expertise your company needs to answer these questions and more... from basic export questions to details compliance and documentation issues. Whether you are new to exporting, or an existing exporter ready to expand you markets, ITAC is here for you.

ITAC is a nonprofit organization staffed by experienced trade professionals who are dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses in Northeast Ohio increase sales though exporting. We offer actionable solutions to your export needs, based on the practical, real-life experience of our staff and an extensive network of partners and resources. ITAC's services are provided at no cost thanks to the generous support of NEOTEC, which hosts the ITAC in Northeast Ohio, and through grants from the Ohio Small Business Development Centr and U.S. Small Business Administration.

ITAC also hosts numerous training events and seminars to help your company expand your export knowledge and acheive your exporting goals. Therse events cover a broad range of international trade topics, from basic exporting and international finance to NAFTA and export regulations.

ITAC Services

ITAC offers the services, resources and expertise that your company needs to maximize your exporting opportunities... from basic export questions to detailed compliance and documentation issues. Our staff provides one-on-one counseling to assist you with the following: