Now that we understand the important role that the services sector plays in global trade, let’s begin with the initial steps toward exporting our service to an overseas market.

Our first step together is to identify the global market opportunities that exist for service providers. This lecture provides relevant details about key opportunities that will allow for savings and access to funding so that we can expand our service to the global market place. These opportunities come in the form of reciprocal trade agreements plus contracts and grants.

By the end of this lecture, we will be

  1. Explain how reciprocal trade agreements work;
  2. List the resources for contracts and grants; and
  3. Describe how to incorporate these resources into our export plan.

Resource: Text of Agreements

Resource: US trade agreements

Resource: Grants.gov

Resource: SAM.gov

ACTION ASSIGNMENT

Identifying Opportunities for My Service Export (p. 2)