Our Exporter’s Resource Database (ERD)
has tons of useful trade information, all in one convenient place — articles, data, and links to help you develop international business.
Here are direct links to the ERD sections:
A Basic Guide to Exporting
Country Commercial Guides
The CIA World Factbook
Top Market Reports
Finance and Insurance
Regulations and Compliance
Documents and Forms
In addition, the Illinois DEC works closely with the U.S. Commercial Service which offers a variety of services through its nationwide network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers, and overseas offices in more than 80 countries.
The Basic Guide to Exporting (PDF) is an excellent and free publication from U.S. Commercial Service. This 239 page study guide, now in its 11th edition, is also an excellent reference source for seasoned trade professionals.
Our Events page also lists some upcoming export training programs in Illinois.