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EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) provides financing assistance for the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets because our goal is to make American exporters more competitive in the global marketplace. By offering the financing and insurance that most private institutions won't, the Bank assumes risk so you don't have to. Their insurance, guarantees and buyer financing help make selling internationally worry-free.  Ex-Im Bank now has special resources for the small business entrepreneur. 
Export-Import Bank of the United States
website: www.exim.gov/smallbusiness/

FOREIGN TRADE ZONE #18
Companies using San Jose's Foreign Trade Zone are able to delay, reduce or eliminate customs duties on imported goods. Merchandise stored, manufactured or assembled within the Zone area is considered to be international commerce.
For more information on the FTZ

PORT OF ENTRY STATUS

Businesses can save time and money by using the services of U.S. Customs at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.
U.S. Customs Service: (408) 291-7388
website: www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/


SILICON VALLEY EXPORT ASSISTANCE CENTER
The U.S. Department of Commerce provides export assistance to companies seeking to sell products or services in the global marketplace. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office in San Jose provides export counseling and market research, assistance with international trade shows, and connects businesses with U.S. embassies and consulates to arrange meetings with potential international business partners.
Silicon Valley Export Assistance Center: (408) 535-2757
website: www.buyusa.gov/siliconvalley/