Small Business Administration (SBA)

(U.S. government) An independent government organization which acts as an advocate to small business, providing aid, counseling, assistance and protection. The SBA’s Office of International Trade plans, develops and implements programs to encourage small business participation in international trade. The Office also coordinates the Administrations’ International Trade Program with the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Agency for International Development, and with other Federal and State agencies with private organizations concerned with international trade. Contact: Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street, SW, Washington, DC 20416 USA; Web: The SBA provides an answer desk at: Tel: [1] (800) 827-5722; E-mail:

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