Economic Development

Export Assistance

With more than 96% of consumers living outside the U.S., exporting products is smart business. The U.S. has the second highest export volume, second only to Germany. Many companies may not consider exporting due to their size, but in fact, small businesses with less than 20 employees make up 70% of exporters.

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is here to assist in the investigation of and efforts to begin exporting goods. Our services include:

  • International market research
  • Trade opportunity alert
  • Licensing requirements
  • Financial assistance access
  • Barrier solutions
  • Sales rep options
  • International buyer meetings in U.S.
  • Trade missions
  • Certificates of Origin

Local, state and international services are provided for manufacturers and research and development companies in Hall County:

  • Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce: We can provide a Certificate of Origin to Chamber Members for just $6 each.
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development: With 11 offices in 11 countries and multiple local trade specialists, the professionals at the Georgia Department of Economic Development can help you with a variety of export issues. Alice Carson, Sr. International Trade Manager; acarson@georgia.org
  • Free webinars from www.export-u.com on subjects like global market research, secondary research, costing, approaching the market, terms, risk, financing and more.
  • Small Business Development Center. Contact Bob Erwin, International Business Consultant, berwin@georgiasbdc.org
  • U.S. Commercial Service: Trade Specialists in 80 countries and Gold Key Services arrange appointments to break into your target market. www.export.gov. George Tracy, 404-815-1794, george.tracy@trade.gov
  • U.S. Small Business Administration: SBA Export financing programs are obtained though your bank. SBA loan programs available for export transaction financing, export market development, and construction and equipment financing for businesses.

For more information on our export assistance program or contacts, or for a Georgia certificate of origin, email Shelley Davis, VP Existing Industry or call (770) 532-6206.

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