G-MAP Global Market Access Program
The Global Market Access Program (G-MAP) is a cost-sharing program that helps Missouri small businesses participate in international trade shows, missions, and events to get their products in front of a global audience.
The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 authorizes the U.S. Small Business Administration to establish a 3-year trade and export promotion pilot program, known as the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program, to make grants to States to carry out export programs that assist eligible small business concerns. The aim of the STEP Program is to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting and increase the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting.
Additional Trade Finance Options:
- Export-Import Bank of the United States
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States.
- Missouri Department of Agriculture
The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s International Marketing Program provides a variety of export services and has linked many Missouri producers to international buyers. Find out more:
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
Market Access Program
The Market Access Program (MAP), formerly the Market Promotion Program, helps U.S. producers, exporters, private companies, and trade organizations finance overseas marketing and promotional activities such as trade shows, market research, consumer promotions, technical assistance, trade servicing, and educational seminars.
Emerging Markets Program
The Emerging Markets Program (EMP) provides funding for technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and products to emerging markets.
Quality Samples Program
The Quality Samples Program (QSP) helps U.S. agricultural trade organizations provide small samples of their products to potential importers in emerging markets overseas.
Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops
The Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) Program provides funding to U.S. organizations for projects that address sanitary, phytosanitary, and technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops.
- U.S. Small Business Administration
Export Loan Programs
Approximately 70 percent of all U.S. exporters have 20 or fewer employees. SBA has placed a priority on helping these small business exporters by providing a number of loan programs specifically designed to help them develop or expand their export activities. If you own or wish to start a small export business the following loans may be available to you:
- U.S. Trade and Development Agency
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries. USTDA tools include: