We build things in abundance here in South Carolina. Good things. That's why we have such a robust commitment to international market trade. Companies of all sizes work with SC Commerce to develop and grow export markets throughout the world. Our presence in six foreign countries allows us to build close relationships with the US Commercial Service. If your company exports to global markets or has plans to do so, you will find we are just right to help you realize the benefits of international trade.
Our International Trade team provides a range of services, programs and grants to help both new and experienced SC exporters grow their international sales.Download Industry Snapshot
South Carolina Exporting Facts
Billion worth of goods were exported from SC in 2021
Markets were destinations for SC exports in 2021
Of SC exporters of goods are SMEs
"Access to international markets is a key component in our business strategy of being a worldwide leader in combat and pre-hospital medicine. We are able to accomplish this and export from South Carolina because of the business environment, these export initiviates and the leadership present in the state."Ross Johnson, president and CEO of Tactical Medical Solutions Inc.
- Completed passenger vehicles
- Vehicles and parts, etc.
- Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, parts, etc.
- Electrical machinery
- Aircraft, spacecraft and parts
- Optical/medical related-products
- Organic chemicals
- Miscellaneous chemicals
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
More than 95% of the world's consumers live outside the US. In today's global economy, many of the business opportunities that exist are in international trade markets.
What We Offer
Our international trade expertise can help companies of all sizes identify potential markets and customers through a number of export services that have proven successful.
Organizing trade-related training seminars on countries' export procedures and documentationExport Training
Guidance on potential markets for your products and services
Organizing international trade missions with companies for overseas sales meetingsTrade Missions
Do you want to expand your global reach?
SC Commerce has an export development program that can help you do just that.
South Carolina International Trade Coalition
In addition to SC Commerce, the South Carolina International Trade Coalition includes federal, state and private organizations that are all involved in promoting international trade.
- US Export Assistance Centers of South Carolina, US Commercial Service
- SC State Ports Authority
- SC Department of Agriculture
- SC Forestry Commission
- SC District Export Council
- SC Small Business Development Center
- Charleston Women in International Trade
- College of Charleston School of Business
- The Maritime Association of South Carolina
- SC International Trade Conference
- SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership
- US Small Business Administration
- Upstate SC Alliance