95 percent of the world's consumers live outside of the United States, so if a U.S. business is only selling domestically, it is reaching just a small share of potential customers.
Exporting also enables companies to diversify their portfolios and to weather changes in the domestic economy and helps small companies grow and become more competitive in all their markets.
Now that free trade agreements have opened up markets in Australia, Chile, Singapore, Jordan, Israel, Canada, Mexico, and Central America, many more opportunities have been created for U.S. businesses.
To learn more about the benefits of exporting, its economic impact and how the number of small business exporters is growing, visit export.gov.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce supports exporting through the CertifyMichiganTM program, which provides electronic Certificate of Origin services through an online portal that is secure, simple and fast. You can trust the Michigan Chamber to serve your export documentation needs.