Frequently Asked Questions

Foreign Market Intelligence

How do I obtain market research for a specific country or product?

Your local Pennsylvania Regional Export Network (REN) Partner is the best and lowest cost method of obtaining country-specific market research. Your REN Partner has access to the services of dozens of Authorized Trade Representatives living across the globe and covering over 50 markets. Their in-county expertise is invaluable to your company’s exporting strategy and their local knowledge will save you money and quickly sharpen your foreign market penetration strategy. Their market research is available at little or no cost for Pennsylvania companies.

In addition, you may find resources in the Market Research Library (MRL) provided by the Department of Commerce. There you can find the Country Commercial Guides (CCGs), which provide comprehensive views of a selected country's commercial environment, including, market, economic, and political conditions, best export sectors, trade regulations, investment incentives, finance techniques, upcoming trade events, marketing strategies, services for exporters, business travel tips, etc. CCGs are available free-of-charge through the MRL. If you are more interested in customized market intelligence, then contacting your local Pennsylvania Regional Export Network Partner is the lowest cost and best method available. You can contact your local Pennsylvania Regional Export Network (REN) Partner via the contact us section of this website. Finally, many countries maintain their own web pages with business information specific to that country. For a list of foreign embassies in the United States posted on the internet, visit

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Can’t find the answer to your question? Identify the Pennsylvania County where your company is located to access the contact information for your local Regional Export Network Partner.