US & FCS and NJMEP Partner to Educate Manufacturers on Exporting

Morris Plains, NJ, July 12, 2012 — U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service?International Trade Administration (US&FCS) and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) are partnering to educate New Jersey Manufacturers in how to grow their businesses through exporting.

The partnership is designed to promote greater awareness of the National Export Initiative (NEI); and educate manufacturers on the export assistance US&FCS provides, as well as other ITA and U.S. Government trade and export promotion programs.

The U.S. Commercial Service offers the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy manufacturers need to connect with lucrative business opportunities. In addition, they help companies develop trade finance and insurance strategies that align with a companies particular business objectives and help complete export transactions.
NJMEP currently offers an Export Assistance workshop that coverers the financial side of exporting and the processes needed to increase international business.

About U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.


NJMEP is member of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (MEP), a network of centers throughout the U.S.  The centers are part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The MEPs were created to help small and mid-sized companies improve their competitive position in the market by focusing on five critical profitable growth areas: continuous improvement, technology acceleration, supplier development, sustainability and workforce development. To learn more about NJMEP visit

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