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Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Virtual Business Opportunity Session

Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) / Department of Commerce U.S. Commercial Service Virtual Business Opportunity Session

International Trade Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Time:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Virtual Format:  Powered by Cisco Webex

EXIM PRESENTATION: EXIM Nov162022-final.pdf

Company Opportunities

EXIM MWOB and the U.S. Commercial Service are seeking small & large business partners to promote international business opportunities and trade finance solutions to Veteran-Owned Businesses.  EXIM MWOB and the U.S. Commercial Service will provide information on access to resources for international business development and trade finance solutions.  EXIM MWOB and the U.S. Commercial Service will encourage Veteran-Owned Businesses to consider exporting as a pathway to business diversification. The panel of presenters will include a member of the Veteran-Owned business community who will offer his unique perspective as an EXIM success story. 

Community of Interest (COI)

Session Agenda

     •  Introductions

     •  Presentation

     •  Questions and Answers

Goals and Objectives

By attending this event, participants will receive information on:

    Promoting international business opportunities and trade finance solutions to Veteran Owned Businesses.

    Providing information on access to resources for international business development and trade finance solutions.

    Encouraging Veteran Owned Businesses to consider exporting as a pathway to business diversification.

    Acknowledging and celebrating the contribution of Veterans during Military Appreciation Month (November).

    Services offered by the VA OSDBU, including the Direct Access Program (DAP)

Business Sectors

EXIM MWOB and the U.S. Commercial Service target small businesses associated with the following business sectors:

     •  Manufacturers (no specific NAICS code indicated – open to all manufacturers)

     •  Distributors

     •  Service Providers and Consultants (provided the NAICS codes indicated above)

     •  IT/Software Professionals

EXIM MWOB and the U.S. Commercial Service targets companies that specialize in operations related to the following NAICS codes:


213112    Contract services (except geophysical surveying and mapping, site preparation, construction, and transportation activities) for oil and gas fields

488190    Aircraft inspection services

541310    Architectural (except landscape) design services

541330    Engineering services

541511    Applications software programming services, custom computer

541519    Computer disaster recovery services

541611    Administrative management consulting services

541613    Customer service management consulting services

541614    Logistics and integrated supply chain management consulting services

541620    Environmental consulting services

541720    Economic research and development services

541810    Advertising agency consulting services

541910    Marketing analysis services

561110    Administrative management services

561499    Teleconferencing services and Videoconferencing services

562910    Environmental remediation services

611420    Computer programming, software, and systems training, online learning marketplace services (through a website or mobile application)

611430    Continuing education online learning marketplace services (through a website or mobile application)

611710    College selection services


EXIM MWOB and the U.S. Commercial Service are interested in companies with the following capabilities:

    Minimum of one year of operating history – two to three years recommended

    Dun & Bradstreet number

    Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

    Current exporter, beginning exporter, or New-to-Export with an international business plan

    Positive net worth

Desired Federal Socio-Economic Classifications

Companies with the following socio-economic classifications are encouraged to attend this event:

     •  Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

     •  Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

     •  Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

     •  Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

Panelist Organizations


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports.  To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing, including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees and direct loans.  As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States.

EXIM – MWOB Outreach Group

The Minority and Women-Owned Business (MWOB) Outreach Group seeks to engage minority- and women-owned businesses that are interested in exporting their goods and services, educate them regarding the availability of EXIM financing, and increase the total amount of financing to support exports from these target businesses.

U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.  Our global network of experienced trade professionals is located throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide.  Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional markets, we offer the expertise you need to connect with lucrative opportunities and increase your bottom line. 

•  Global Network: Our unmatched global network with trade experts in more than 80 countries can provide you with on-the-ground knowledge and connections.

•  Results Driven: Our expert, customized counseling is unparalleled and designed to help you succeed in global markets.

Jeco Plastic Products

Established in 1973, Jeco Plastic Products is a global leader in the development and production of custom and durable plastic pallets.  Jeco’s products have far-reaching applications, having been aboard the International Space Station as well as Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The company’s specialized printing industry products have been sold on every continent. 

Craig Carson, Owner and CEO of Jeco Plastic Products, is spotlighted on the veteran-owned business page of the EXIM website: Veteran-Owned Businesses | EXIM.GOV.

If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at or by phone at (202) 461-4694.


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