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Illinois International Trade Center

The Illinois International Trade Center (ITC) provides information, counseling and training to existing and new-to-export companies interested in pursuing international trade opportunities.

Exporting offers the opportunity to open new markets, broaden customer bases and reduce seasonal fluctuations characteristic of domestic sales. New and expanded information tools and services make it easier for firms of all size to enter the international marketplace. The ITC can help businesses with:

Market Research

The ITC can assist in assessing a product's export potential and researching specific international market trends. The ITC can also provide information about export procedures, foreign import regulations and tariffs. 

Individual Counseling

Special emphasis is placed on developing an international marketing plan tailored to a company's goals and resources.

Resource Center

The ITC maintains a resource center of international trade reference books and periodicals.

Workshops and Seminars

Half, full, and multiple-day sessions focus on issues and operations necessary for the successful implementation of international trade activities.

Advising Services

The specialized and customized advising services include:

  • Export readiness assessment
  • International market intelligence, customized market research
  • Export compliance
  • Product classification (Schedule B/ HTS code) 
  • Export financial resources, grant funding opportunities
  • International shipping and logistics plan
  • Trade finance and export insurance

Contact Information

Business Development Center
Illinois International Trade Center
535 Duane Street, Office 233
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

Jean Lin, Program Manager
Phone: (630) 942-3041
Fax: (630) 942-2606

Summer Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Illinois SBDC International Trade CenterFunded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (and Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA (or DCEO).

SBAReasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Rita Haake, 535 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, (630) 942-2600.