International Trade Services
The state's International Business and Recruitment Program (IBR) works with a variety of entities to ensure that Texas companies are represented abroad. It helps Texas companies expand into foreign markets. The IBR program gives Texas companies the opportunity to promote their products and services to international buyers and partners through trade missions, trade shows, seminars and inbound buyer missions. It also connects companies with trade counseling and training programs.
IBR services include:
- Trade missions and trade shows
- Trade lead distribution
- Texas International Center
- Export counseling
- International Small Business Development Centers (Austin's)
- Export Assistance Centers
- State of Texas Office in Mexico
- Partnerships with the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, Japan External Trade Organization, Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership and other organizations
The International Center of Austin is a public/private partnership facilitating business, education and cultural opportunities between Austin and the rest of the world. The International Center of Austin supports economic development and the promotion of local businesses on a global scale. With the support of top-level professionals from a wide variety of internationally-focused industries across the region, the ICA is creating synergy, facilitating commerce, advising civic leaders, and fostering healthy collaboration. ICA encourages local companies to grow their sales internationally, and promotes Austin to international corporations looking to establish a U.S. presence. The end result is new development, collaborative business models and the creation of new jobs.