International Partner Search (IPS)

(U.S. government) An International Trade Administration (ITA) fee-based service which locates foreign import agents and distributors for U.S. exporters. IPS provides a custom search overseas for interested and qualified foreign representatives on behalf of a U.S. exporter. Officers abroad conduct the search and prepare a report identifying up to six foreign prospects that have examined the U.S. firm’s product literature and have expressed interest in representing the U.S. firm’s products. Contact the nearest Department of Commerce District Office or call [1] (800) USA-TRADE. See United States Department of Commerce.

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