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North Carolina World Trade Association
The North Carolina World Trade Association is a statewide organization of individuals and companies involved in international business. The Charlotte Chapter is the organization’s largest. This website provides information on the statewide organization and links to chapters.

North Carolina World Trade Association – Cape Fear Chapter
The NCWTA- Cape Fear Chapter promotes growth of trade between North Carolina and the world by providing education and networking opportunities and advocacy for Carolinians engaged in exporting, importing, and supporting global trade activities. is the primary portal to export-related assistance and market information offered by the federal government. Supported by 14 different U.S. departments and agencies involved in international trade, can help you find trade leads, free export counseling, help with the export process and other information.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
CBP became an official agency of the Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003, combining employees from the Department of Agriculture, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Border Patrol and the U.S. Customs Service. The agency’s web site is a starting point for information on a host of new federal regulations and procedures affecting international travel and trade.

U.S. Department of State
Find passport and visa information, travel warnings, links to US embassies and consulates, and much more at the State Department’s web site.

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Marketing & Trade
This portion of the USDA web site provides information on importing and exporting agricultural products, reports on prices and other trade statistics, and information on agricultural trade policy and procedures.

SBA Office of International Trade
This site provides information on U.S. Small Business Administration programs and assistance available for would-be exporters. It includes links to a variety of resources and to the online SBA Guide to Exporting.

NC Department of Commerce International Trade Division
The International Trade Division assists North Carolina companies to take advantage of worldwide opportunities by providing value-added services. This web site provides information on State services for exporters, contact details on ITD staff in NC and foreign offices, guides to doing business in various countries, and links to publications and other resources.

NC Department of Agriculture’s International Trade Office
The International Trade Office helps bridge the gap between international buyers and North Carolina suppliers of agricultural commodities, value-added foods, seafood and aquacultural products, and forest products. This web site provides information on NCDA programs to assist exporters, contact details on NC trade offices in other countries, a calendar of related trade shows, and more.

North Carolina Ports
North Carolina’s Ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, plus inland terminals in Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad in Greensboro, link the State’s consumers, businesses and industry to world markets and serve as magnets for business and industry. Learn more about North Carolina Ports and information and services available to exporters at this web site.

NC Small Business and Technology Development Center
The North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) helps small business owners and those interested in starting a business. The SBTDC web site provides general information on exporting and importing, as well as other services and information available to small businesses.

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