Washington DC — The U.S. Commercial Service and Meridian Finance Group have crossed paths for many years while providing our services to exporters around the country. Now we’ve launched a strategic partnership to coordinate our efforts more effectively. Our objective is to reach more U.S. exporters, especially small-business and middle-market (SME) exporters, and help them access all the exporting tools that both our organizations provide.
The U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, supports U.S. exporters by leveraging the knowledge and influence of the U.S. government and its global network of international experts, contacts, and partners. With offices in more than 100 U.S. cities and 80 countries worldwide, the U.S. government offers U.S. companies exporting information, advice, strategic planning, and cost-effective end-to-end international business solutions.
Support the U.S. Commercial Service offers to U.S. exporters includes counseling, research, due diligence, advertising, promotional events, market entry, advocacy, and dispute resolution. The U.S. Commercial Service also helps exporters obtain export licenses, meet foreign standards and certifications, protect intellectual property rights abroad, gain access to competitive contracts, and overcome foreign barriers to fair trade, as well as providing the public with a wealth of trade data and statistics.
Meridian Finance Group provides trade finance tools that exporters can use to expand their international sales, including export credit insurance, cross-border equipment financing, foreign buyer credit lines, political risk insurance, supply chain financing, international leasing, L/C insurance, and other financial services. Meridian’s clients include large corporations, middle-market companies, and—with no minimum volume requirements—hundreds of small-business exporters nationwide.
Specializing in export credit insurance, Meridian helps exporters extend competitive payment terms overseas while protecting their foreign receivables against default risks. With export credit insurance exporters can be confident of getting paid, use credit as a tool to increase their international sales, and arrange financing by making their foreign receivables more attractive to lenders. Meridian brokers policies underwritten by Ex-Im Bank as well as every insurance company in the private sector.
Meridian does business all over the world but is especially proud to support exports of products made in the USA. Exporting is one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy right now, and via this new partnership Meridian and the U.S. Commercial Service will work together to help even more exporters grow their international sales. For more information visit www.export.gov/cspartners, email email@example.com, or call 310.260.2130 ext 124.