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INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL TRADE DIVISION

One North Capitol, Suite 700

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317/233-3762

Fax: 317/233-1680

Dir.: Kristin Jones

Int'l contact: Kristin Jones, dir.

Service: Assists manufacturer penetration of foreign markets by contacting agents, distributors and end-users.

INDIANA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK

One N. Capitol

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317/234-2082

Fax: 317/232-8872

Executive dir.: Debbie Bishop Trocha

Service: Offers a variety of services for new and existing businesses, including advice and assistance relating to international business. Locations around the state include: Northwest Indiana SBDC, Portage, 219/762-1696; South Bend Area SBDC, South Bend, 574/282-4350; Northeast Indiana SBDC, Fort Wayne, 260/426-0040; North-Central Indiana SBDC, Kokomo, 765/454-7922; Greater Lafayette Area SBDC, Lafayette, 765/742-2394; ISU/Wabash Valley SBDC, Terre Haute, 812/237-7676; Central Indiana SBDC, Indianapolis, 317/233-7232; East-Central Indiana SBDC, Richmond, 765/962-2887; Southeast Indiana SBDC, Madison, 812/265-3127; South-Central Indiana SBDC, Bloomington, 812/339-8937; Southwestern Indiana SBDC, Evansville, 812/425-7232; Southern Indiana SBDC, New Albany, 812/945-0054; Network Lead Center, 317/234-2082.

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE

ISTA Center,

Suite 414,

150 W. Market St.

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317/232-8770

Fax: 317/232-1362

Asst. commissioner of agriculture: Joseph R. Pearson

Int'l contact: Andres Lelong, int'l. agri-trade specialist

Service: Assists Indiana Commissioner of Agriculture and serves as state liaison to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Works with commodity groups, agricultural organizations, agribusisesses, international trade prospects, educational institutions and private Indiana citizens to promote the agriculture industry in the state of Indiana.

PORTS OF INDIANA

150 W. Market St. #100

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317/232-9200

Fax: 317/232-0137

Exec. dir.: William J. Friedman

Int'l contact: Jody Peacock, communications mgr.

Service: Ports of Indiana manages the development of Indiana's three public ports: Port of Indiana Burns Harbor in Portage on Lake Michigan, Port of Indiana Southwind Maritime Center near Evansville, and Port of Indiana Clark Maritime Center in Jeffersonville and a network at foreign trade zones.

U.S. BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL

6801 Pierson Dr.

Indianapolis, IN 46241

Phone: 317/248-4060

Fax: 317/248-4174

Port dir.: William Bell

Service: Anti-terrorism; Prevents smuggling of contraband; levies duties on merchandise imported into the United States; offers information and assistance to importers on customs clearance procedures and operates the port of entry at the Indianapolis International Airport. Customs officials also are on duty at off offices in Fort Wayne and Evansville.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION, EXPORT ASSISTANCE CENTER

11405 N. Pennsylvania, Suits 106

Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 317/582-2300

Fax: 317/582-2301

Dir.: Mark A. Cooper

Int'l contact: Ava LaLiberte, international trades specialist-Central Indiana Region

Service: Assists Indiana businesses in expanding exports, international sales and market share through promotion, counseling and partnerships with other organizations; identities sources of financing with your company and the buyers; assists in cultural issues and business protocol and assessing and complying with regulatory and other market entry hurdles.

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

429 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 100

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317/226-7272

Fax: 317/226-7259

District dir.: Gail Gesell

Int'l contact: Mark A. Beckman, loan officer

Service: SBA provides export counseling and publications to small businesses, exporting workshops, and training programs and financial assistance to exporters.

BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND/OR MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS

INDIANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC.

115 W. Washington St.

Suite 850

South Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317/264-3110

Fax: 317/264-6894

Pres. & CEO: Kevin Brinegar

Int'l contact: Reggie Henderson, dir., small business & economic development

Service: The mission of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is to work proactively on behalf of its members and constituents. The chamber recognizes that this can best be achieved by providing a world-competitive business climate throughout the state in order to provide maximum opportunity for meaningful employment for all citizens of Indiana. The chamber does this by advancing thoughtful legislation and public policy and serving as a convenient source of reliable business information for members.

INDIANA DISTRICT EXPORT COUNCIL

11405 N. Pennsylvania St. 106

Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 317/582-2300

Fax: 317/582-2301

Exec. secretary: Mark A. Cooper

Service: Promotes exporting through counseling local businesses, identifying financing sources, supporting programs and services of Commercial Service Export Assistance Centers, building local partnerships with other organizations, and community education.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SOCIETY

C/O MBA Program, Kelley School of Business

254, Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone: 812/855-8006

Fax: 812/855-9039

Dir. of student services: Christine Davis

Service: A student organization that promotes interest in international business through meetings, activities and speakers.

INTERNATIONAL LAW SECTION, INDIANA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

230 E. Ohio St. Fourth Floor

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317/639-5465

Fax: 317/266-2588

Int'l contact: David Williams Russell, chair, International Law Section

Service: Association of attorneys practicing law in the area of international trade.

WORLD TRADE CENTER OF INDIANA

Indianapolis, IN

Phone: 317/756-8102

Fax: 317/231-2320

Dir.: Greg Zoeller

FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES

A foreign-trade zone is an area to which goods from abroad can be imported into Indiana without paying duties. No duty, quota or tax is imposed until the goods leave the zone and enter U.S. territory. If goods are re-exported, no customs duly is levied.

CLARK MARITIME CENTRE, FOREIGN TRADE ZONE #170

5100 Port Road

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Phone: 812/283-9662

Fax: 812/282-7505

Int'l contact: Michael J. O' Connor, port dir.

Service: Maritime industrial park. Many international companies have located manufacturing and distribution facilities within the port. Competitive rail and barge service is available.

FORT WAYNE FOREIGN TRADE ZONE #182

One Main Street, Room 840

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 260/427-1127

Fax: 260/427-1375

Int'l contact: Ola Schechter, dir. of international trade

Service: Import and export counseling, local directory at international trade service providers, seminars and workshops.

GREATER INDIANAPOLIS FOREIGN TRADE ZONE #72

P.O. Box 51681-Mailing

Indianapolis, IN 46251

Phone: 317/487-7200

Fax: 317/487-7203

Gen. mgr.: Kent Ebbing

Service: Holds products until they are released to the United States and are not subject to customs duties until they have been released; third party logistics.

MICHIANA REGIONAL FOREIGN TRADE ZONE #125

P.O. Box 3559

South Bend, IN 46619

Phone: 574/232-9357

Fax: 574/232-8283

Int'l contact: Kenneth

Kanczuzewski, zone mgr.

Service: K.A.K. LLC offers storage of imported and domestic goods providing exemption from Indiana Inventory Tax. Other benefits include deferment of customs duty, excise tax, internal revenue taxes and bonding fees until goods are transferred out of the zone, usually after goods are sold.

PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR/PORTAGE

6625 South Boundary Drive

Portage, IN 46368

Phone: 219/787-8636

Fax: 219/787-8842

Dir. of operations: Mark Hoenke

Service: Indiana's International Port is a facilitator at maritime commerce and home to more than 25 maritime industrial tenants who are located on its 550-acre facility, with state-of-the-art material-handing equipment, modern storage facilities and liner service to and from Europe.

SOUTHWIND MARITIME CENTER, FOREIGN TRADE ZONE #177

2751 Bluff Rd.

Mount Vernon, IN 47620

Phone: 812/838-4382

Fax: 812/838-4377

Port dir.: Phillip Wilzbacher

Service: A public port serving Southwest Indiana; state-of-the-art cost-effective cargo transfers, offering all services for intermodal transportation.

TERRE HAUTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FOREIGN TRADE

ZONE #239

581 S. Airport St.

Terre Haute, IN 47803

Phone: 812/877-2524

Fax: 812/877-3853

Airport dir.: Dennis Dunbar

Int'l contact: Brent Saucerman, protect mgr.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

AMERICAN CREDIT ASSOCIATION OF INDIANA

415 S. Shortridge Rd.

Indianapolis, IN 46219

Phone: 317/262-3050

Fax: 317/636-5720

Pres.: C. Edward Frermann

Int'l contact: Onda Williams, dir. of education

Service: Sponsored by Indiana Association of Credit Management; offers information on export financing and obtains international credit reports.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF INDIANAPOLIS

32 East Washington St. Suite 1625

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317/955-5150

Fax: 317/955-5160

Executive dir.: Cathy Cregor Blitzer

Int'l contact: Kristin Garvey, assoc. dir.

Service: Non-profit organization offering destination services, pra-departure, and cross-cultural training and information referrat services.

JAPAN-AMERICA SOCIETY OF INDIANA

c/o Indianapolis Downtown Heliport, 51 S. New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317/635-0123

Fax: 317/635-1452

Executive dir.: Theresa Kulczak

Service: Not-for-profit association dedicated to assisting networking, socializing and cooperation between Japanese and Indiana citizens. Services include business & trade seminars, cultural activities and language classes.

MICHIANA WORLD TRADE COUNCIL

P.O. Box 1677, South Bend, IN 46634-1677

Phone: 574/234-0051

Fax: 574/289-0358

Int'l contact: Paul Laskowski, vice pres. of chamber

Service: A not-for-profit organization created to promote international trade for the Michiana area.

NORTHWEST INDIANA WORLD TRADE COUNCIL

6100 Southport Road

Phone: 219/670-3018

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