International Trade


International trade can open up a world of opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Did you know that 95% of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States?

Advancements in information technology and logistics allow most any business access to the global market place. If you have a Website, global consumers are checking you out. Interestingly, many U.S. businesses ignore international inquiries because of their perception of risk. Don’t ignore opportunity.

You don’t need to be an expert in trade. Let our SBDC International Trade Center be your expert. We can support you in a variety of ways such as: walking you through a transaction, identifying opportunities, investigating trade financing options or resolving a particular trade issue.

We work as a team with our USEAC partner organizations to make sure you benefit from all of our state and federal resources.

Do you want to have a global market for a Georgia based product or service? Our International Trade Center can give you the information to take the world market by storm or localize with just one other country.

Our consultants can help:

  • Determine the exportability of your products or services
  • Identify appropriate markets and buyers
  • Develop market entry strategies
  • Establish shipping and distribution networks
  • Determine appropriate payment methods and identify export financing and insurance needs

We work closely with other government agencies, including the Georgia Department of Economic Development; the U.S. Department of Commerce; and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Our international trade experts give Georgia business owners an edge in exporting.


International Trade Center
2530 Sever Road, Suite 202
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: (678) 985-6820
Fax: (678) 985-6819


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  • In order to help small businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is currently offering all of its continuing education programming at no direct charge to small business owners, employees and prospective business owners for calendar year 2020 thanks to special funding from the CARES Act.



Darrel C. Hulsey

Darrel C. Hulsey

Director, International Trade Center



Mario Gonzalez

Mario Gonzalez

International Trade Consultant



Dimitris Kloussiadis

Dimitris Kloussiadis

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