One of the best partners the IBA has when assisting clients is the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), of which the International Trade Administration is a branch. The ITA focuses on the competitiveness of American industry, job creation and the promotion of exports. Trade Specialist Robert Queen manages the USDOC’s U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) in El Paso, which covers west Texas and all of New Mexico.
The USEAC assists clients with various services in foreign markets, including making contacts, providing support during foreign visits, and market identification. The IBA works closely with the USEAC to provide clients with market information and foreign contacts.
Please see this month’s article to find an interview I did with Undersecretary Stefan Selig, who was newly appointed as the head of the ITA.