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New Partnership with DHL Express will Help Small and Mid-Size Businesses Export

May 10, 2012

Bob McEntire is a Senior Strategic Partnership Manager within the Office of Strategic Partnerships at the U.S Commercial Service.

On May 9, 2012, the Commerce Department and DHL Express announced they have partnered to help small and mid-size businesses harness new international sales opportunities in the global marketplace. The partnership combines the Department of Commerce’s global reach and staff’s extensive knowledge of foreign trade with DHL’s proven international expertise and expansive U.S. customer base. This joint effort will provide U.S. companies easier access to comprehensive export assistance and will help stimulate job growth in the small and mid-size business sector.

The partnership is a key component of the ITA’s leadership in implementing President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI), which aims to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014 in support of U.S. jobs.

Under Secretary Sánchez (bottom right), Stephen Fenwick, CEO of DHL Express Americas, Jerry Hsu, CEO of DHL Express, Asia Pacific, and Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express (USA), make ITA and DHL’s new partnership official at an MOU signing ceremony in New York City. (Photo Zack Seckler Photography)

Under Secretary Sánchez (bottom right), Stephen Fenwick, CEO of DHL Express Americas, Jerry Hsu, CEO of DHL Express, Asia Pacific, and Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express (USA), make ITA and DHL’s new partnership official at an MOU signing ceremony in New York City. (Photo Zack Seckler Photography)

“Our partnership with DHL showcases the company’s commitment to provide the best international expertise and resources to its customers while also supporting the U.S. economy and American jobs,” said Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sánchez. “This partnership will open new doors for DHL’s current and potential customers while increasing economic opportunities on a local level. We are excited to team up with DHL to expand America’s export potential, create jobs, and help DHL shipping customers grow their bottom line.”

Strategic Partnership Program Director Matt Kennedy is pleased to have DHL join as a partner “DHL Express adds an impressive international network to the program and we look forward to utilizing their expertise to help U.S. exporters.”

The Strategic Partnership Program is actively pursuing additional partnerships with US companies and associations.  If interested in learning more about becoming a partner of the Commercial Service please visit the Strategic Partnership page.

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