International Trade

Many chambers have involved themselves in global trade and outreach efforts on behalf of their members and communities, beginning with document certification programs and extending into conferences, consulting, and partnerships with the World Trade Centers Association.

ACCE Resources

  • Marketing Delivers Membership ROI in Texas, by Aaron Cox and Chris Wallace, Chamber Executive magazine (Fall 2016)
  • Taking Charleston Businesses Global, by Ian Scott, Chamber Executive magazine (Fall 2016)
  • Global Impacts - The volatility of the global stage will increase over the next 10 years. But the world is composed of regions, cities, communities and neighborhoods, each with a meaningful role to play on the new international stage. As representatives of those places, chambers will evolve rapidly to address the opportunities and uncertainty of the ever-shrinking world. From the Horizon Initiative: Chambers 2025 issue of Chamber Executive magazine (Spring 2015)
  • Merchants of Peace, an historical look by Chris Mead at the role of chambers of commerce in international trade from Chamber Executive magazine (Summer 2014).

Award-Winning Chamber Examples

Chamber Programs

Reports and Publications


  • A multitude of research, statistics and data analysis can be found on the International Trade Administration website, which provides annual and quarterly trade data that can customized (e.g., by state of origin and international destinations):
  • Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce provides Alabama export statistics on its International Trade page. The chamber also provides access to international trade publications from the Alabama Department of Commerce, as well as other services and information related to international trade.
  • Trade Supports Jobs - This U.S. Chamber of Commerce page provides statistics, charts and graphs regarding the economic impact of global trade in each state, as well as links to the current topics in international trade.

Federal Government International Trade Resources

The U.S. government offers a great deal of online resources, both to inform the public about global trade (through charts, graphs, data and reports) and to assist U.S. businesses who wish to export overseas.

Convention & Seminar Resources

  • Tapping the Global Marketplace - Presentation from the 2016 ACCE Annual Convention by Pennie Bingham, IOM, Executive Director, World Trade Center Charleston; and Bryan Derreberry, President & CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce (S.C.).
  • Helping Your Members To Go International...and Make Money With It! - Presentation from the 2015 ACCE Annual Convention by Georges Fischer, Director - International Networks and Partnerships, Greater Paris Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman, World Chambers Network
  • The Corporate Faces of International Trade - Presentation from the 2015 ACCE Annual Convention by Birgit Matthiesen, Director, Canada-U.S. Cross Border Business Affairs, Arent Fox LLP

Videos, Webinars & ACCE U Resources

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Last Updated: 7/12/2017