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Export Assistance for NYS Businesses

Global New York

With representatives around the world and programs offering export funding and assistance, Global NY helps New York businesses enter or expand their presence in the global marketplace. Global NY programs connect companies with sales agents and distributors abroad and offset the costs of exporting with grants and loans. By participating in our trade missions, New York businesses can create and reinforce global connections and partnerships. Global NY is committed to helping businesses sell their products and services in growing markets including Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, China, Europe, India, Israel, Mexico and South America.

Export Assistance

Global NY offers financial and technical assistance to help your company connect to the world.

Export Marketing Assistance Service (EMAS)

This no-cost service helps NYS small businesses explore selected international markets to find sales agents, distributors and local market intelligence.

Global NY State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

Through the STEP program, NYS small businesses may apply for up to $10,000 in grants to begin exporting or increase their global exports.

Global NY Grant Fund Program

This program allows NYS small businesses and nonprofits to apply respectively for grants of up to $25,000 and up to $100,000 to begin exporting or increase their global exports. ** Program paused, due to reopen in 2024 **

Certificate of Free Sale

Global NY is providing a Certificate of Free Sale to New York State companies, who are not able to obtain this document through their local Chamber of Commerce or though their industry association.


Global NY Export Assistance by the numbers:

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New York State’s rank in value of commodity exports

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of NYS goods exporters are small-medium sized businesses

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in combined merchandise and service exports

By supporting [our] export of valve products to over 40 countries worldwide — ESD has helped us increase brand awareness, strengthen our current business models, increase our current market value, broaden our strategic planning initiatives and improve our efficiencies.”
Daniel Hidalgo, Marketing Manager, Flomatic

Global NY Foreign Office Directors

ESD has foreign office representation to facilitate inward investment and trade in the following markets: Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, China, Europe, India, Israel, Mexico, South America and Taiwan.

Meet the Global NY Team

The Global NY Team is here to answer all of your export-related questions. Contact a representative in your area today.

Partners and Resources

Global NY works closely with its partners to ensure NYS small and medium-size businesses have access to international trade opportunities and resources.

A World of Opportunity

Hear from New York State businesses about how partnering with Global NY helped them export into new markets. Explore your opportunity today.

Foreign Direct Investment

New York State is committed to helping your international business grow. Learn more about foreign direct investment opportunities in New York.

Global NY

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New York, NY 10017
United States