Global Trade

MCCC in Partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service Offers You Three ways to Explore Going Global

1.- MCCC Member Benefit:

U.S. Commercial ServiceMeet one-on-one with U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Officer, Carla Menéndez McManus to discuss expanding your global footprint.

Appointments are held at MCCC

Tuesday from 1:30-3:30pm & Thursday from 10-12pm. 

Email to reserve your spot. 



Products and Services include:

  • Market Research
  • Gold Key Service (Business to Business, Business to Government Matchmaking, etc)
  • Trade Counseling and Advocacy
  • International Product Search
  • Single Company Promotion, and 
  • International Company Profile.

2.- Other Events at MCCC:

FREE Workshop on Trade and Investment Finance plus Political Risk Insurance



U.S. Commercial ServiceFriday, October 14, 2016, 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

MCCC Boardroom, 51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800, Rockville, MD 20850 

Space is limited. Registration required. Please rsvp to


Speakers include representatives from:  

  • U.S. Export Assistance Center in Baltimore 
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) 
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States (EX-IM Bank)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

3.- Other Resources:



Past events

Recap: SME Conference 2014 - Business Opportunities for Medium Sized Companies in Malaysia and the US

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce was a Platinum Sponsor of the "Business Opportunities for Medium Sized Companies in Malaysia and the United States Conference" on October 15, 2014 at the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington D.C.

Gigi Godwin, President and CEO, MCCC spoke at the conference on a panel discussion on the topic of "Sustainable Business Environment for SMEs." She provided conference attendees with information about the business comminuity and opportunities for international trade in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Other highlighted speakers included His Excellency Datuk Kr. Awang Adek Hussin, Malaysian Ambassador to the United States; Tan Sri Dr. (Ir) Mohamed Al Amin Abdul Majid, JP, Chairman, SME Corp; Ambassador Vinai K. Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce and more. Click here to view the full list of speaker.

Learn more about the Conference HERE


About the Global Trade Iniitiative

An initiative of the United States Department of Commerce, Johns Hopkins University, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area District Office and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, GTI will strengthen and reduce the risk of U.S. business expansion into established and emerging global markets. GTI recognizes that the capabilities and expertise of companies based in Maryland and the Greater Washington Region are uniquely attractive to international outlets and contends that global success strengthens the U.S. and local economy. Since global trade starts with local experience, GTI’s primary objectives are:

 - Engage and educate companies about international commerce opportunities;
- Provide expertise to advance best business practices and;
- Advocate for regulatory change to assist U.S. business success in global commerce.


Previous Global Trade Forums

READ RECAP: Global Trade Forum - November 18, 2013 - Doing Business in Africa
READ RECAP: Global Trade Forum - September 17, 2013 - Mexico-U.S. Innovative Business Opportunities
READ RECAP: Global Trade Forum - February 5, 2013 - Doing Business in Brazil
READ RECAP: Global Trade Forum - October 2, 2012 - Accessing Opportunities from the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) 



Montgomery Community Media hosted the Maryland-DC District Export Council, US Commercial Service, the Small Business Administration and Maryland business leaders for a four-hour program on the challenges and opportunities facing companies going global.

The program featured four panels covering key aspects of international trade. Speakers included government executives as well as CEOs who have successfully taken their companies international. The program was filmed in front of a studio audience of business leaders.

Click here for more information on the Forum on International Trade.

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