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US Commercial Service

Contact Information

Paul Matino
300 West Pratt St. Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 962-4539

Service Description

The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service is dedicated to helping U.S. companies; especially small and medium-sized enterprises compete and win in the global marketplace. We are a field-based network of approximately 1,250 trade professionals located in 109 U.S. cities and 76 countries who provide commercial diplomacy and trade promotion support to U.S. companies.

We guide companies through every step of the export process, from shipping and logistics to learning about foreign regulations. We offer trade counseling and advocacy and customized solutions to enter new markets and overcome exporting hurdles.

Services Offered

Business Planning

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark & Copyright Information


  • International Trade Training