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by Eric Nielsen, Director at U.S. Commercial Service, Arizona

Pg3_US-CommercialService-LogoArizona companies looking to build overseas sales are wise to turn first to 20 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners for export opportunities. FTAs give American goods a distinct competitive advantage versus products from other countries due to reduced tariffs and a more transparent trading and investment climate.

In addition to NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico (which account for half of Arizona’s merchandise exports), FTA partners include Australia, Chile, Colombia, Israel, Korea, Peru, Singapore and most of Central America.

The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) is positioned here and around the world to help Arizona exporters evaluate and prioritize FTA market potential and implement a business development strategy. The “Gold Key” program by USCS is a high-ROI program for businesses to find reliable partners internationally. Contact us at www.export.gov/arizona to learn more.

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