Global Trade Network

For more than 10 years in the late 1990s and early 2000s the Council of Industry, the US Commercial service, and other partners hosted “The First Fridays Global Trade Network” to bring together people in the export, import, finance and logistics businesses to learn, discuss and build their businesses and expertise. After about a 10 year hiatus we think it might be time to bring the network back, maybe not the First Friday of every month, but at least a few times a year.

Next Meeting: Global New York – State Programs to Support Exporters

Topic: Global New York – State Programs to Support Exporters

When: December 2, 2016, 8:00 a.m.

Where: Pattern For Progress Conference Room (3 Washington Center, Newburgh 2nd Floor)

Cost: None

Registration: or call (845) 565-1355.

Charles Radier, International Trade Specialist, Mid-Hudson with Empire State Development will discuss several initiatives available to New York manufacturing exporters through Global New York including:

THE GLOBAL NY FUND – Loans of up to $500,000 are available for companies to purchase equipment and inventory needed to deliver on export-related contracts and provide working capital to support foreign accounts receivable.
ESD is also providing grants of up to $25,000 to help companies start exporting or increase their global exports. For example, grants may be used for market customization, participation in trade shows/missions, export workshops, and product adaptation to meet foreign regulatory equirements.

Service (EMAS) is a New York State program designed to help businesses find sales agents or distributors abroad. A company’s participation begins with an application to the program and qualifying companies will be connected to our global network. GLOBAL NY’s international offices provide local expertise for the markets you select, conduct customized research and identify potential partners for your company abroad.

STATE TRADE EXPANSION PROGRAM (STEP) – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Empire State Development (ESD) are offering funds through the Global NY State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) to qualifying small businesses. This program seeks to increase the number of small businesses entering the export market and to increase the value of exports for small businesses that currently export.