Export Assistance

For more information contact:
Rock Nelson, Port Marketing Director
South Dakota Port
Sioux Falls, SD
Phone 605-338-3424 – Fax 605-338-3423

The four organizations below provide export assistance in the Port Area. Also see Port -> Directory -> Export Assistance and additional export resources below.

SD Dept. of Agriculture

Pierre, SD

SDDA assists companies with value-added agricultural products and raw commodities such as the livestock production sector.

Siouxland Export Assistance Center

US Dept of Commerce

Sioux Falls, SD

The US Department of Commerce, US & Foreign Commercial Service, works closely with small and medium size companies to offer them a unique link to overseas market information. They provide a variety of programs and services to assist South Dakota companies in expanding their market opportunities abroad. The US & Foreign Commercial Service has offices in 70 countries and in 96 U.S. cities, and utilizes these offices for market information, market research, and trade leads.

Office of International Trade

US Small Business Administration

Sioux Falls, SD

The Office of International Trade at the US Small Business Administration works in cooperation with other federal agencies and public and private sector groups to encourage and assist small business exports. The office actively markets SBA's loan guaranty programs to small business exporters and lenders.

Additional Export Resources

International Trade Data System

US Dept of the Treasury

This is a US Dept of the Treasury web site that covers:

  • Frequently Asked Export Questions
  • Basic Exporting Instructions (Planning, licensing, documents)
  • Export Components
  • Special Export Topics (laws, methods of payment, tariffs, etc.)

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

This site contains useful links and e-mail counseling.

Bureau of Industry and Security

US Department of Commerce

Do you next an export license? Visit the BXA web site to find out.

The Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) promotes U.S. national and economic security and foreign policy interests by managing and enforcing the Department's security-related trade and competitiveness programs.

The US Commercial Service

US Department of Commerce

As the site says:

The Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is committed to assisting U.S. firms in realizing their export potential by providing expert counseling and advice, information on markets abroad, international contacts, and advocacy services. Around the world, the 1,400 men and women of the Commercial Service promote and protect U.S. business interests abroad.

US Census Bureau - Export Form

This site provides instructions on the correct way to fill out the Shipper’s Export Declaration form.

Exporting by Small Firms Report

US Small Business Administration

A report on exporting by firm size prepared by the Office of Economic Research of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy.