Franchising

The Franchise Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. franchise industry, expanding its market access, and increasing exports.

Our team of domestic and international trade specialists, located throughout the United States and at U.S. Embassies overseas, is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. U.S. Points of Contact are available to discuss your international business needs.

Market Intelligence
Country-by-country export guide
2018 Export Resource Guide for Franchising

Business Matchmaking
Identify and Evaluate potential partners
Trade Events

Trade Counseling
Market Entry Strategies
Local Trade Specialists

Market Access and Fair Trade
Dismantle Barriers to Foreign Trade
Market Access Questionnaire


In addition to our many services, the Franchise Team specializes in using both Domestic and International Trade Shows as turnkey events to help foster new business relationships and expand the international presence of U.S. firms by attracting country experts and international buyers.

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Franchising Facts

The Franchising industry and businesses employs 21 million people and generates $2.3 trillion of economic activity. A new franchise business opens every 8 minutes of every business day.

Like the United States, franchise businesses around the world have seen steady growth in the past decade, particularly in Brazil, China and Mexico. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), their members are eyeing overseas expansion as an important way to diversify their portfolios. For instance, a survey of IFA members last Summer, revealed that 61 percent of respondents currently franchise or operate in international locations, and 16 percent generate between 25 percent and 30 percent of revenue from international activities. Almost three fourths of respondents said they plan to start or accelerate international ventures.  

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Detailed Event Information For Trade Americas - Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference Detailed Event Information For Trade Americas - Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference
Trade Americas - Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Agricultural Products, Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Building Products, Electrical Power Systems, Franchising, Information Services, Management Consulting Services, Medical Eq., Renewable Energy Eq.
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Location/Date: Bridgetown, Barbados 10/24/2021 - 10/25/2021
Event Summary:
October 24-25, 2021; Caribbean region; Conference; The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, is organizing a trade mission to the Caribbean region that will include the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference in Miami, FL on October 25-26, 2021. The conference will focus on region specific sessions, market access, fair trade, disaster preparedness and recovery, logistics, and trade financing resources as well as prearranged one-one-one consultations with US&FCS Commercial Officers and/or Department of State Economic/Commercial Officers with expertise in markets throughout the region.

Contacts:
Delia Valdivia, Los Angeles (West)
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 310-235-7203
Delia.Valdivia@trade.gov
Diego Gattesco, Wheeling
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 304 243 5493
Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov

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