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Our Mission: The Mission of the Granite State DEC is to encourage and support exports that strengthen local business, stimulate economic growth and create jobs. It participates in business expansion activities by working with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service offices and its export promotion partners at the State and community level to support greater export activity within New Hampshire.


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New Department of State Initiatives Print E-mail

The Direct Line program provides a unique opportunity for American businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, to engage directly via teleconference with U.S. Ambassadors overseas. The program is open to American companies already operating in the country where the Ambassador serves, or that are interested in expanding their businesses into those countries. There is a calendar of calls at http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/ and we encourage businesses to sign up for alerts. Over 500 participants have joined calls to date across 18 different markets including China, Indonesia, and Turkey.


The BusinessTab is another key feature to improve the American business community's access to relevant information on U.S. Embassy websites. There are now standard businesss navigation tabs on all U.S. Embassy websites making it easy to access business resources for export and investment.

Revamped Website Helps Businesses Protect IPR Print E-mail

The Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR) is located in the Trade Agreements and Compliance area of ITA’s Market Access and Compliance unit.  One of OIPR responsibilities is to develop trade programs and tools to help U.S. businesses and citizens protect and enforce their IPR in foreign markets, and conducting outreach to raise awareness.


This week the International Trade Administration, in cooperation with other relevant U.S. agencies, unveiled the newly redesigned website, www.STOPfakes.gov. This is part of continued efforts to improve online tools making information easier to find.


United States, Korea Set Date for Entry Into Force of U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement Print E-mail

Bilateral Pact, Expected to Support Tens of Thousands of U.S. Jobs, to Take Effect March 15

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today that the U.S.-Korea trade agreement will enter into force – that is, take effect – on March 15, 2012. This announcement follows the completion over the President’s Day weekend of work by the United States and Korea to review each other’s laws and regulations related to the implementation of the agreement. The United States has exchanged diplomatic notes with Korea in which each side confirmed that they had completed their applicable legal requirements and procedures for the agreement’s entry into force.

Rush Deacon, Safe Foods Corporation President, Discusses Export University Print E-mail
U.S. Exports: Helping Create an American Economy Built to Last Print E-mail

February 7, 2012


Francisco J. Sánchez is the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.

Increasing U.S. exports is an essential part of shaping a healthier and stronger American economy.

This is a point that President Barack Obama made clear during his recent State of the Union Address, when he unveiled his “blueprint for an economy built to last.”  In the speech, the President outlined the four pillars that “an economy built to last” should be founded on:

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