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Alabama International Trade Center

Export & Import Assistance

International trade has helped to revolutionize Alabama’s economy over the last 25 years.  Each year, more and more small to medium-sized businesses start exporting their products and services to foreign buyers, or they optimize their supply chain by tapping into vendors from around the world.

In an effort to grow Alabama’s economy, the University of Alabama has hosted the Alabama International Trade Center since 1979.  The AITC provides no-cost, confidential, one-on-one assistance to Alabama’s small business community.  The experienced team at AITC can provide export market research and strategic market selection, assistance with trade financing, evaluation of distribution / logistics options, and website internationalization & optimization.

To work with one of our international trade specialists, please complete our online registration form.
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AITC services include:

  • Export Readiness Assessment for new / prospective exporters.
  • Export Research: Identify the best markets, and find contacts in those markets.
  • Trade Finance: How are you going to get paid? Our Finance Specialists can help.
  • Professional Advisors: AITC Trade Specialists are trained and certified professionals that you can trust.
  • Trade Mission Preparation: You’re investing a lot of time and money to participate; how will you maximize your visit?
  • Training: Online and in-person, AITC offers a wide variety of training events throughout the year.
  • Website Internationalization: You’re online, but is your site helping – or hurting – foreign customer acquisition?

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